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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
925 AM EST WED FEB 1 2017

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              69   01/25/1950
 LOW              -24   01/12/1918
HIGHEST            63   01/22        MM      MM       55  01/31
                        01/21
LOWEST              0   01/07        MM      MM        0  01/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     39.3              32.4     6.9     34.5
AVG. MINIMUM     26.8              17.4     9.4     18.2
MEAN             33.1              24.9     8.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     10              15.3    -5.3       13
DAYS MIN <= 32     20              27.4    -7.4       29
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               3.4    -2.4        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.72   1950
 MINIMUM         0.39   1966
TOTALS           4.71              2.26    2.45     1.62
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.07    0.08     0.05
DAYS >= .01        16              12.6     3.4       13
DAYS >= .10         9               5.4     3.6        4
DAYS >= .50         3               1.2     1.8        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.03   01/02 TO 01/03

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.3   2014
TOTALS            1.3              10.1    -8.8      6.9
SINCE 7/1        12.6              20.7    -8.1     11.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 4      -4        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               3.1    -3.1        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             3
 24 HR TOTAL      0.5   01/29 TO 01/29

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     984              1243    -259     1189
 SINCE 7/1       2995              3571    -576     2876
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/260    DATE  01/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    58/270    DATE  01/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.90
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         25

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     79

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                7     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               11     SLEET                      1
FOG                      23     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                      7

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

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...MILD AND WET JANUARY BUT WELL BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL...

DESPITE ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION THIS MONTH...SNOWFALL AT FORT
WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS DUE TO
THE VERY MILD TEMPERATURES THAT OCCURRED FOR MUCH OF THE MONTH.

JANUARY BEGAN MILD AND WET WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 40S ON THE
FIRST THREE DAYS OF THE MONTH. OVER AN INCH OF RAIN COMBINED FELL ON
THE 2ND AND 3RD AS WELL. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT PUT A QUICK END TO
THESE ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND THE 5TH THROUGH THE 8TH
EXPERIENCED AVERAGE TEMPERATURES MORE THAN 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
THE COLDEST DAY OF THE MONTH OCCURRED DURING THIS STRETCH ON THE 6TH
WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF JUST 12 AND A LOW OF 1 FOR AN AVERAGE
DAILY TEMPERATURE OF 7 DEGREES...18 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
TEMPERATURES QUICKLY MODERATED AND A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 50 DEGREES
WAS REACHED ON THE 10TH. THE REMAINDER OF JANUARY WAS VERY MILD WITH
ONLY ONE DAY BETWEEN THE 10TH AND 31ST EXPERIENCING A BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURE.

A RECORD OF 9 CONSECUTIVE DAYS ABOVE FREEZING WAS SET DURING THE
MIDDLE OF THE MONTH FROM JANUARY 17TH THROUGH THE 25TH. THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE DURING THIS STRETCH WAS 63 ON THE 21ST AND 22ND. THE
COLDEST TEMPERATURE DURING THIS STRETCH WAS 35. THIS BROKE THE OLD
RECORD OF 7 DAYS FROM JANUARY 2ND THROUGH THE 8TH IN 1998.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 33.1...8.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 9TH WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 63 ON THE 21ST AND 22ND. THE COLDEST
WAS 0 DEGREES ON THE 7TH. THERE WERE ONLY 10 DAYS WHERE THE HIGH
TEMPERATURE DID NOT GET ABOVE FREEZING.

JANUARY PRECIPITATION WAS 4.71 INCHES...2.45 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 10TH WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD. MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 16 DAYS AND THREE DAYS HAD A HALF INCH OR MORE
OF PRECIPITATION.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS JUST 1.3 INCHES...8.8 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS 7TH LEAST SNOWIEST JANUARY. MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON
JUST 5 DAYS WITH THE GREATEST SINGLE DAY SNOWFALL BEING JUST 0.5
INCHES ON THE 29TH.

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