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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
720 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             102   08/09/1934
                        08/05/1918
 LOW               38   08/29/1965
HIGHEST            89   08/25        MM      MM       89  08/27
LOWEST             43   08/15        MM      MM       48  08/15
                                                          08/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     81.4              82.2    -0.8     81.0
AVG. MINIMUM     61.2              60.8     0.4     60.5
MEAN             71.3              71.5    -0.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               3.0    -3.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.09   1926
 MINIMUM         0.42   1969
TOTALS           6.04              3.64    2.40     5.08
DAILY AVG.       0.19              0.12    0.07     0.16
DAYS >= .01        10               9.4     0.6        7
DAYS >= .10         6               5.8     0.2        5
DAYS >= .50         3               2.4     0.6        2
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.1     1.9        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.22   08/21 TO 08/22

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1           T               0.0     0.0      0.0
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   08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      10                 9       1       10
 SINCE 7/1         24                12      12       20
COOLING TOTAL     213               211       2      196
 SINCE 1/1        674               717     -43      729
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    23/210    DATE  08/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    28/310    DATE  08/26

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             16
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         12

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      24     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                     14

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

&&

...WET WITH SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AT FORT WAYNE...

AFTER THE SECOND COLDEST JULY ON RECORD...AUGUST 2014 STARTED OUT
WITH NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE FIRST 11
DAYS OF THE MONTH. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES
REGION BROUGHT BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE
MONTH...WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 71 DEGREES ON THE 12TH AND A
LOW TEMPERATURE OF 43 DEGREES ON THE 15TH. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
OVER THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES BUILT NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE OHIO
VALLEY INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION AFTER THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH.
THIS BROUGHT NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES DURING THE SECOND
HALF OF THE MONTH. WITH THE GREAT LAKES ON THE FRINGE OF THIS HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE...THE LOCAL AREA WAS PRIMED FOR AN ACTIVE
PRECIPITATION PATTERN DURING THE LAST HALF OF AUGUST. FORT WAYNE
EXPERIENCED ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION...MUCH OF WHICH FELL DURING
THIS TIME PERIOD...HOWEVER POINTS TO THE SOUTH AND WEST OF FORT
WAYNE SAW MUCH MORE PRECIPITATION. MUCH OF THIS PRECIPITATION FELL
ON AUGUST 21ST AND 22ND...WHEN A SERIES OF THUNDERSTORM COMPLEXES
BROUGHT VERY HEAVY RAINFALL TO POINTS ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE US-30
CORRIDOR. WHILE FORT WAYNE RECEIVED 3.59 INCHES ON THESE TWO DAYS
ALONE...AREAS TO THE SOUTH ACROSS GRANT AND BLACKFORD COUNTIES SAW
OVER TEN INCHES OF RAINFALL DURING THIS 24 HOUR PERIOD...WHICH LED
TO EXTENSIVE FLOODING.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN AUGUST AT FORT WAYNE WAS 71.3
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 0.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE
T-44TH COLDEST AUGUST SINCE 1912. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 89
DEGREES ON THE 25TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 43 ON THE 15TH. WITH NO 90
DEGREE DAYS...AUGUST 2014 WAS ONLY THE 20TH AUGUST SINCE 1912 WITH
NO 90 DEGREE DAYS. WITH NO 90 DEGREE DAYS IN AUGUST 2013 AT FORT
WAYNE...THIS FIRST TIME ON RECORD WITH CONSECUTIVE YEARS WITH NO 90
DEGREE DAYS DURING AUGUST.

AUGUST 2014 WAS AN OVERALL WET MONTH AT FORT WAYNE...WITH OVER HALF
OF THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION FALLING IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. 6.04
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL...WHICH IS 2.40 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 7TH WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD...AND THE WETTEST
AUGUST SINCE 2007 WHEN 9.69 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THERE WERE
ONLY 9 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION...AND ONLY 6 DAYS WITH
0.10 INCHES OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. HOWEVER...THREE OF THESE DAYS
HAD OVER 1.00 INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR
RAINFALL TOTAL WAS 3.11 INCHES ON THE 21ST AND 22ND.

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