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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
146 AM EDT THU JUN 1 2017

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              99   05/27/1911
 LOW               27   05/04/2005
                        05/10/1966
                        05/09/1947
HIGHEST            91   05/18        MM      MM       89  05/29
LOWEST             31   05/08        MM      MM       34  05/16
AVG. MAXIMUM     69.6              71.7    -2.1     71.7
AVG. MINIMUM     50.0              49.2     0.8     49.8
MEAN             59.8              60.4    -0.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.6     0.4        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               0.2     0.8        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.17   2011
 MINIMUM         0.48   1925
TOTALS           9.22              4.27    4.95     4.13
DAILY AVG.       0.30              0.14    0.16     0.13
DAYS >= .01        19              13.0     6.0       12
DAYS >= .10        12               8.1     3.9        6
DAYS >= .50         6               2.7     3.3        2
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.0     2.0        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.35   05/04 TO 05/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.5   1940
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1        18.5              33.5   -15.0     20.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   05/31 TO 05/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     196               190       6      198
 SINCE 7/1       4979              6072   -1093     5116
COOLING TOTAL      44                49      -5       74
 SINCE 1/1         64                57       7       74
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/280    DATE  05/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    57/270    DATE  05/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                9     RAIN                      11
LIGHT RAIN               22     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

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

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...A VERY WET MAY WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES...

METEOROLOGICAL SPRING CAME TO AN END WITH A VERY WET MAY BUT
TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH AVERAGED JUST SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL
DESPITE ALL THE RAINFALL. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON JUST OVER
HALF OF THE DAYS IN THE MONTH AND TEMPERATURES WERE BELOW NORMAL ON
16 DAYS. THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS BELOW NORMAL ON 11 OF THE
FIRST 13 DAYS. THERE WAS A NICE STRETCH OF WEATHER FROM AROUND THE
14TH THROUGH THE 17TH WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NO
PRECIPITATION. THIS BRIEF WINDOW DID ALLOW MANY FARM FIELDS TO DRY
OUT WHICH GAVE FARMERS A CHANCE TO GET THEIR SPRING CROPS IN.
UNFORTUNATELY THIS WINDOW CAME TO A QUICK CLOSE AS MORE RAIN
RETURNED WITH OVER AN INCH FALLING ON THE 18TH AND NEARLY 3 INCHES
FALLING FROM THE 18TH TO THE 21ST.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 59.8...0.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 50TH COOLEST MAY ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 91 ON THE 18TH. THIS WAS THE 8TH EARLIEST DATE FOR A
90 DEGREE DAY ON RECORD. THE EARLIEST WAS APRIL 11TH 1930. THE
COOLEST TEMPERATURE WAS 31 ON THE 8TH. THIS WAS THE ONLY DAY BELOW
FREEZING IN MAY.

MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS 9.22 INCHES...4.95 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 2ND WETTEST MAY ON RECORD. MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 19 DAYS AND AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN FELL ON 3
DIFFERENT DAYS.

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