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

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
6/1/2014 TO 8/31/2014...

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
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             106   06/28/2012
                        06/25/1988
                        07/14/1936
 LOW               36   06/02/1910
HIGHEST            93   06/17        82      11       92
LOWEST             43   08/15        61     -18       47
AVG. MAXIMUM     81.1              82.5    -1.4     81.0
AVG. MINIMUM     60.5              60.9    -0.4     61.2
MEAN             70.8              71.7    -0.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      2              11.6    -9.6        5
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        18.70   1986
 MINIMUM         5.00   2012
TOTALS          13.85             12.04    1.81    14.67
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.13    0.02     0.16
DAYS >= .01        32              30.1     1.9       33
DAYS >= .10        22              19.9     2.1       21
DAYS >= .50         9               8.0     1.0       10
DAYS >= 1.00        5               3.4     1.6        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.22   08/21 TO 08/22

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS              T               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1           T               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       1               0.0     1.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      38                41      -3       39
 SINCE 7/1         24                12      12       20
COOLING TOTAL     593               660     -67      625
 SINCE 1/1        674               717     -43      730
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/330    DATE  07/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/330    DATE  07/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             44
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         37

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN               14     RAIN                      17
LIGHT RAIN               41     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      63     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                     35

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

&&

...SUMMER BEGINS WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION IN
JUNE...

JUNE 2014 WAS A WARM AND WET MONTH AT FORT WAYNE. THE OVERALL
WEATHER PATTERN ALLOWED FOR A WARM AND HUMID AIRMASS TO STAY
ENTRENCHED ACROSS THE LOWER GREAT LAKES REGION FOR MUCH OF THE
MONTH...WHICH BROUGHT PERIODIC SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THE
THUNDERSTORM AND RAINFALL ACTIVITY WAS FAIRLY SCATTERED...AND WHILE
PORTIONS OF THE REGION HAD RAINFALL TOTALS WELL ABOVE NORMAL...SOME
AREAS NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE FORT WAYNE AREA ACTUALLY SAW NEAR OR
ONLY SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL...AND WHILE THE HUMIDITY THROUGHOUT
THE MONTH MADE IT FEEL VERY WARM...ACTUAL AIR TEMPERATURES WERE
NEVER TOO EXTREME. ONLY TWO DAYS DURING JUNE REACHED 90 DEGREES AT
FORT WAYNE. THERE WERE ONLY 7 DAYS DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH WHEN THE
AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS BELOW NORMAL...BUT NONE DURING THE
LAST HALF OF THE MONTH. HOWEVER...ONLY 6 JUNE DAYS HAD AVERAGE DAILY
TEMPERATURES OF AT LEAST 7 DEGREES OR GREATER ABOVE NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN JUNE AT FORT WAYNE WAS 71.9
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 1.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE
29TH WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURES WAS 93 DEGREES
ON THE 17TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 45 ON THE 14TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE AT FORT WAYNE WAS 5.81
INCHES...1.65 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 14TH WETTEST
JUNE ON RECORD. NEARLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF RAIN FELL AT FORT WAYNE
DURING JUNE 2013...WHEN THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 5.91
INCHES. AT LEAST A TRACE OF RAIN FELL AT SOUTH BEND DURING 18 DAYS
OF THE MONTH...AND 12 OF THESE DAYS HAD MEASURABLE RAINFALL...10 OF
WHICH WITH AT LEAST A TENTH OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL. FOUR DAYS HAD AT
LEAST A HALF INCH OF RAINFALL...AND TWO DAYS WITH AT LEAST AN INCH
OF RAINFALL. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL WAS 2.22 INCHES ON
THE 18TH AND 19TH...AND THE GREATEST CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL TOTAL WAS
1.73 INCHES ON THE 18TH.


JULY BRINGS WELL BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND NEAR RECORD COLD
TEMPERATURES...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN JULY AT FORT WAYNE WAS 69.0 DEGREES...4.6
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND NEARLY 3 DEGREES COOLER THAN JUNE. THIS RANKED
AS THE SECOND COLDEST JULY ON RECORD BEHIND 2009 WHICH HAD AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 68.9 DEGREES. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS
ONLY 89 DEGREES ON THE 22ND AND THE COLDEST WAS 48 ON THE 17TH AND
THE 29TH. JULY 2014 WAS THE FIRST JULY WITHOUT A 90 DEGREE DAY SINCE
2009...AND THE 9TH JULY SINCE 1912 WITHOUT A 90 DEGREE DAY.

AFTER 5.81 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN JUNE...THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION
FOR THE MONTH OF JULY WAS ONLY 2.00 INCHES...2.24 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 15TH DRIEST JULY ON RECORD...AND THE
DRIEST JULY SINCE 2011 WHEN ONLY 0.98 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL.
THERE WERE ONLY 10 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION THIS
MONTH...AND ONLY 6 DAYS WITH 0.10 INCHES OR MORE. THE GREATEST 24
HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL WAS 0.55 INCHES ON THE 1ST AND 27TH.

...WET AUGUST 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.


...OVERALL SUMMER 2014 NEAR NORMAL...

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR THIS SUMMER WAS 70.8
DEGREES...0.9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE T-30TH COOLEST
SUMMER ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS JUST 93 DEGREES AND
THERE WERE ONLY 2 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 90S THIS SUMMER AT
FORT WAYNE. BOTH OF THESE DAYS OCCURRED IN JUNE. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 43 AND THIS OCCURRED ON AUGUST 15TH. EACH MONTH THIS
SUMMER HAD AT LEAST ONE LOW TEMPERATURE IN THE 40S. THE VERY COOL
JULY WAS OFFSET BY THE WARMER JUNE AND AUGUST ENDED UP BEING CLOSE
TO NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE SUMMER WAS 13.85 INCHES...1.81 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 19TH WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD. JUNE AND AUGUST
WERE ABOVE NORMAL WHILE JULY WAS BELOW NORMAL.

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LASHLEY/GREENAWALT/OBERGFELL






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