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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
436 AM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              90   04/11/1930
                        04/29/1899
 LOW                7   04/07/1982
HIGHEST            82   04/18        MM      MM       80  04/18
LOWEST             24   04/03        MM      MM       26  04/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.2              61.1    -0.9     62.4
AVG. MINIMUM     38.5              38.9    -0.4     38.5
MEAN             49.3              50.0    -0.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     10               6.9     3.1        6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.19   1944
 MINIMUM         0.72   1946
TOTALS           3.05              3.52   -0.47     3.28
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.12   -0.02     0.11
DAYS >= .01        15              12.9     2.1       13
DAYS >= .10         8               7.5     0.5        8
DAYS >= .50         2               2.4    -0.4        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.88   04/06 TO 04/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           11.7   1961
TOTALS            1.1               1.0     0.1        T
SINCE 7/1        20.1              33.5   -13.4     45.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.4   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     461               458       3      428
 SINCE 7/1       4918              5882    -964     6538
COOLING TOTAL       0                 8      -8        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 8      -8        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    46/270    DATE  04/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    59/280    DATE  04/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               15     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      7

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...A SLIGHTLY COOLER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL APRIL AT FORT WAYNE...

APRIL STARTED OUT RATHER COOL ACROSS FORT WAYNE AND SURROUNDING
AREAS...WITH THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL FOR 12 OUT OF THE
FIRST 14 DAYS OF THE MONTH. THE COLDEST NIGHT INTO THE EARLY MORNING
HOURS OF THE 3RD SAW THE TEMPERATURE DIP DOWN TO 24 DEGREES AT FORT
WAYNE. FORTUNATELY...THE GROWING SEASON IN GENERAL HAD YET TO
COMMENCE BEFORE THIS COLD STRETCH OF WEATHER. A LAST GASP OF SNOW ON
THE 7TH...8TH...9TH AND 10TH CAPPED OFF THIS COLD STRETCH.

A PATTERN FLIP OCCURRED AROUND THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH. AFTER AT
LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION EACH OF THE FIRST 11 DAYS OF
THE MONTH...DRY CONDITIONS PREVAILED FROM THE 12TH THROUGH THE 19TH.
A WARMING TREND CULMINATED IN HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S ON THE
18TH. THIS WAS THE FIRST 80 DEGREE TEMPERATURE OF THE YEAR...ABOUT A
WEEK BEFORE THE LONG TERM AVERAGE FIRST 80 DEGREE DAY OF THE
YEAR...APRIL 25TH. IT WAS THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR THAT THE FIRST
80 DEGREE DAY OCCURRED ON APRIL 18TH.

AFTER MAINLY ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FROM THE 15TH THROUGH
THE 26TH...THE MONTH ENDED ON A COOLER NOTE WITH THE LAST 4 DAYS OF
APRIL EXPERIENCING BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. A TRACE
OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED EACH OF THE LAST 5 DAYS OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 49.3 DEGREES...0.7
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 62ND COLDEST APRIL ON
RECORD. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 82 ON THE 18TH AND THE COLDEST
WAS 18 ON THE 5TH.

PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITH
3.05 INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.47 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE
59TH DRIEST APRIL ON RECORD. THERE WERE 15 DAYS OF MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION AND 8 DAYS WITH OVER A TENTH OF AN INCH OF
PRECIPITATION. 2 DAYS...THE 6TH AND THE 28TH... HAD OVER ONE HALF
INCH OF PRECIPITATION. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS
0.88 INCHES FALLING ON THE 6TH AND 7TH OF THE MONTH.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS 1.1 INCHES...0.1 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 32ND SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE.
ALL OF THE MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON 6 OF THE FIRST 9 DAYS OF THE
MONTH.

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NG/FISHER


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