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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
238 PM EDT MON JUN 1 2015

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SPRING SEASON, FROM
3/1/2015 TO 5/31/2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              99   05/27/1911
 LOW              -10   03/01/1967
HIGHEST            86   05/08        MM      MM       89
                        05/07
LOWEST             -3   03/06        MM      MM       -3
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.5              60.3     0.2     58.5
AVG. MINIMUM     38.6              38.9    -0.3     36.0
MEAN             49.5              49.6    -0.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.6    -0.6        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4               2.8     1.2        7
DAYS MIN <= 32     33              27.1     5.9       32
DAYS MIN <= 0       1               0.0     1.0        3

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        18.50   2011
 MINIMUM         5.07   1958
TOTALS          10.36             10.50   -0.14    10.46
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.11    0.00     0.11
DAYS >= .01        34              38.1    -4.1       34
DAYS >= .10        23              21.9     1.1       17
DAYS >= .50         7               6.8     0.2        5
DAYS >= 1.00        2               2.1    -0.1        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.80   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           21.3   1912
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            8.6               5.1     3.5     14.3
SINCE 7/1        45.1              33.5    11.6     74.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       8               5.1     2.9       17
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.6     0.4        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         6   03/03                          6
                        03/02
 24 HR TOTAL      4.6   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1502              1475      27     1698
 SINCE 7/1         MM              6072      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL      96                58      38       81
 SINCE 1/1         96                57      39       81
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/210    DATE  05/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/250    DATE  04/21

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             46
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         35

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               12     RAIN                      16
LIGHT RAIN               37     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW                6     SLEET                      2
FOG                      45     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     10
HAZE                     18

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

&&

IT WAS A RATHER QUIET AND UNEVENTFUL SPRING THIS YEAR IN THE FORT
WAYNE AREA. WHILE MARCH BEGAN COOL...DRY BUT SNOWY...MAY ENDED WARM
AND WET. SNOWFALL FOR THE SEASON WAS ABOVE NORMAL...WITH ALL
MEASURABLE SNOW FALLING IN THE MONTH OF MARCH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SPRING SEASON WAS 49.5 DEGREES...0.1
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 69TH COOLEST SPRING SEASON.

PRECIPITATION WAS 10.36 INCHES...0.14 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 54TH DRIEST SPRING SEASON.

SNOWFALL FOR SPRING WAS 8.6 INCHES...3.5 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 24TH SNOWIEST SPRING ON RECORD. ALL MEASURABLE SNOW
FELL IN MARCH.

THE TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE PERIOD FROM JULY 1ST THROUGH MAY 31ST WAS
45.1 INCHES...11.6 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 11TH
SNOWIEST FOR SEASONAL SNOWFALL.

BELOW IS A MONTH BY MONTH SUMMARY OF THE METEOROLOGICAL SPRING
SEASON.


...COOL...DRY BUT SNOWY MARCH...

MARCH PROVED ONCE AGAIN IT CAN BE A MONTH OF EXTREMES AS WINTER
TRIED TO HOLD ON AND SPRING STRUGGLED TO BEGIN. MARCH BEGAN LIKE A
LION WITH COLD AND SNOWY CONDITIONS BUT WARMED CONSIDERABLY BY MID
MONTH AS TEMPERATURES CLIMBED INTO THE UPPER 60S. THIS WARMTH WOULD
BE BRIEF AS RECORD SNOW WAS RECORDED JUST A SHORT WEEK LATER. THE
MONTH DID END LIKE A LAMB WITH TEMPERATURES CLOSER TO NORMAL.

THE FIRST 8 DAYS OF MARCH WERE BELOW NORMAL...AND 4 OF THESE DAYS
WERE MORE THAN 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND 2 DAYS WERE AT LEAST 20
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE NEXT 13 DAYS WERE NEAR OR ABOVE NORMAL
FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER STRETCH OF 8 DAYS NEAR OR BELOW NORMAL. THE
COLDEST DAY OF THE MONTH WAS MARCH 6TH WITH A HIGH OF JUST 24 AND A
LOW OF 3 BELOW ZERO FOR AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 11...23 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL. THE WARMEST DAY WAS MARCH 16TH. THE HIGH WAS 67 AND
THE LOW WAS 43 FOR AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 55...17 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL.

IT WAS A RELATIVELY DRY MONTH WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FALLING ON
JUST 7 DAYS. FOUR OF THESE DAYS SAW A QUARTER INCH OR MORE OF
PRECIPITATION AND ONE DAY HAD MORE THAN A HALF INCH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 33.8 DEGREES...4.6 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 26TH COOLEST MARCH. PRECIPITATION WAS
2.07 INCHES...0.64 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 32ND
DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD.

MARCH SNOWFALL WAS 8.6 INCHES...4.5 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED
AS THE 17TH SNOWIEST MARCH. MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON JUST THREE DAYS
WITH THE GREATEST FALLING ON MARCH 23RD WITH A SINGLE DAY RECORD
SNOWFALL OF 4.6 INCHES. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 4.5 INCHES
SET ON THIS DATE IN 1965.

...APRIL WAS A LITTLE WARMER AND A LITTLE DRIER THAN NORMAL...

IT WAS A RATHER UNEVENTFUL APRIL AS TEMPERATURES AVERAGED JUST A
LITTLE WARMER THAN NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL. THERE
WAS A VARIETY OF WEATHER INCLUDING SNOW SHOWERS...THUNDERSTORMS...
FROST...AND TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM THE MIDDLE 20S TO 80 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 50.5 DEGREES...JUST 0.5 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 39TH WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD SINCE
1912. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 26 ON THE 4TH AND THE WARMEST WAS
80 ON THE 18TH.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.28 INCHES...0.24 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 52ND WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD. MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 13 DAYS AND TWO DAYS...THE 19TH AND
25TH...RECEIVED OVER A HALF INCH OF RAINFALL. THE 19TH ACTUALLY
RECEIVED 1.06 INCHES OF RAIN.

THERE WAS A TRACE OF SNOWFALL ON THE 22ND AND TOTAL FOR THE MONTH
WAS JUST A TRACE. THIS WAS 1.4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS TIED FOR
THE 8TH LEAST SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD.


...LATE MONTH RAIN PUSHES MAY ABOVE NORMAL FOR PRECIPITATION...

NEARLY TWO INCHES OF RAIN ON THE LAST TWO DAYS OF MAY HELPED PUSH
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS TO AROUND 5 INCHES AT FORT WAYNE. THIS
ALSO MOVED THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTALS FROM THE BELOW NORMAL
CATEGORY TO THE ABOVE NORMAL CATEGORY. IT WAS ALSO A RELATIVELY WARM
MONTH WITH TEMPERATURES AVERAGING NEARLY 4 DEGREES WARMER THAN
NORMAL. THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH HOWEVER WAS VERY COOL WITH DAYTIME
TEMPERATURES ONLY AROUND 60.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 64.3 DEGREES...3.9 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 15TH WARMEST MAY ON RECORD SINCE 1912.
THERE WERE JUST 9 DAYS WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 86 ON THE 7TH AND 8TH WHILE THE COOLEST WAS
36 ON THE 20TH. THERE WERE 15 DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 80
DEGREES OR WARMER BUT ALSO 3 DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 60 OR
LESS.

MAY PRECIPITATION WAS ABOUT THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH BELOW NORMAL
HEADING INTO THE 30TH BUT 1.10 INCHES OF RAIN FELL AT THE AIRPORT ON
THIS DAY AND ANOTHER 0.75 INCHES FELL ON THE 31ST. THIS PUSHED THE
MONTHLY TOTAL PRECIPITATION TO 5.01 INCHES...0.74 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 20TH WETTEST MAY ON RECORD SINCE 1912.
WITHOUT THIS LATE MONTH HEAVY RAIN...MAY WOULD HAVE RANKED AROUND
40TH DRIEST.

THERE WAS NO SNOWFALL RECORDED DURING THE MONTH.

$$

LASHLEY





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