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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
153 PM EST THU DEC 1 2016

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE FALL SEASON, FROM
9/1/2016 TO 11/30/2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1912 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             100   09/02/1953
                        09/01/1953
 LOW                    11/30/1958
                        11/25/1950
                        11/24/1950
HIGHEST            92   09/07        MM      MM       90
LOWEST             22   11/22        MM      MM       11
AVG. MAXIMUM     67.6              63.1     4.5     66.1
AVG. MINIMUM     47.3              42.4     4.9     45.4
MEAN             57.4              52.8     4.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      2               1.2     0.8        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               1.4    -1.4        1
DAYS MIN <= 32      8              18.7   -10.7       14
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.47   1992
 MINIMUM         2.89   1964
TOTALS          11.25              8.73    2.52     6.59
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.10    0.02     0.07
DAYS >= .01        27              30.0    -3.0       26
DAYS >= .10        19              17.9     1.1       14
DAYS >= .50        10               5.7     4.3        4
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.9     1.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.46   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.1   1950
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            0.4               2.1    -1.7      4.2
SINCE 7/1         0.4               2.1    -1.7      4.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       4               2.8     1.2        4
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.6    -0.6        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             3
 24 HR TOTAL      0.4   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     842              1205    -363      960
 SINCE 7/1        845              1217    -372       MM
COOLING TOTAL     178                92      86      139
 SINCE 1/1       1104               809     295      811
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/280    DATE  11/19
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/270    DATE  11/19

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           29
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             36
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         26

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               11     RAIN                      17
LIGHT RAIN               35     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                      49     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      5
HAZE                     21

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

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FALL 2016

...A WARM AUTUMN WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND BELOW NORMAL
SNOWFALL...

IT WAS THE SECOND WARMEST FALL SEASON ON RECORD WITH ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION AND BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA. THE
MONTH BY MONTH SUMMARIES CAN BE FOUND BELOW.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SEASON WAS 57.4 DEGREES...4.6
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 2ND WARMEST FALL SEASON ON
RECORD SINCE 1912.

PRECIPITATION DURING THE FALL SEASON WAS 11.25 INCHES WHICH WAS 2.52
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 13TH WETTEST FALL SEASON.

MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OCCURRED ON JUST 1 DAY...NOVEMBER 19TH WITH 0.4
INCHES FALLING. THIS WAS 1.7 INCHES BELOW NORMAL FOR FALL AND RANKED
AS THE 21ST LEAST SNOWIEST FALL SEASON. HOWEVER...ONLY SIX OTHER
FALL SEASONS ON RECORD HAD MORE MEASURABLE SNOWFALL. THE TOP 14
LEAST SNOWIEST FALL SEASONS ALL RECORDED JUST A TRACE OR NO
SNOWFALL. THE YEARS 1998 AND 1946 ARE THE ONLY YEARS WITH NO
SNOWFALL DURING THE FALL.

HERE ARE THE MONTH BY MONTH SUMMARIES FOR THE FORT WAYNE AREA...

SEPTEMBER

OVERALL IT WAS A WARM SEPTEMBER WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AT
FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THE MAJORITY OF THE PRECIPITATION
DURING THE MONTH CAME FROM THREE SEPARATE SYSTEMS. IN BETWEEN THESE
SYSTEMS...MUCH OF THE MONTH WAS DRY AND VERY WARM.

THERE WERE 7 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW
NORMAL AND 5 DAYS WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF AT LEAST 10 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE TWO DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE
90S...THE 6TH AND 7TH. SEPTEMBER TYPICALLY AVERAGES ABOUT ONE 90
DEGREE DAY.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 68.7 DEGREES...4.4 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 9TH WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD.
THIS WAS THE WARMEST SEPTEMBER SINCE 1978. THE AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS 79.4 WHICH WAS THE 18TH WARMEST ON RECORD. THE
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 57.9 WHICH WAS THE 8TH WARMEST ON
RECORD.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 5.44 INCHES...2.64 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 9TH WETTEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD...TIED
WITH 2003.

OCTOBER

...A VERY WARM OCTOBER WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

THE MONTH BEGAN WITH A SLOW MOVING UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
THAT WAS NEARLY STATIONARY ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY REGION. THIS LOW
GRADUALLY DRIFTED NORTHEAST INTO THE GREAT LAKES BEFORE FINALLY
BEING SWEPT EAST. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WERE COMMON DURING EACH
OF THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF THE MONTH NEAR THIS LOW WITH LOCALLY
HEAVY RAIN OCCURRING IN SOME LOCATIONS. AS HURRICANE MATTHEW MOVED
NORTH ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES COASTLINE...HIGH PRESSURE
BECAME PARKED OVER OUR AREA WITH GENERALLY DRY AND WARM CONDITIONS
FOR EARLY OCTOBER. HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHED THE LOWER 80S ON THREE
CONSECUTIVE DAYS FROM THE 5TH THROUGH THE 7TH. AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
ON THESE DAYS WERE ABOUT 15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH SAW SWINGS BETWEEN MUCH ABOVE NORMAL AND
SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AS SEVERAL COLD FRONTS BROUGHT
MORE SEASONABLE AIR TO THE REGION. AHEAD OF THESE FRONTS...SOUTHWEST
WINDS BROUGHT BREEZY BUT WARM CONDITIONS WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
10 TO 20 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. OCTOBER ENDED WITH THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WELL ABOVE NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION ABOVE NORMAL.
THERE WERE A FEW DAYS WITH PATCHY FROST ACROSS THE REGION BUT
OFFICIALLY FORT WAYNE DID NOT EXPERIENCE A FREEZE. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS JUST 34 DEGREES. ONLY 5 OTHER YEARS
SINCE 1912 HAVE HAD WARMER MINIMUM TEMPERATURES IN THE FALL SEASON
THROUGH OCTOBER 31ST. THOSE WERE 1971...1984...1940...1927 AND 1918.
THE LAST TIME FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS AT OR BELOW
FREEZING WAS APRIL 19TH 2016. THIS MEANS THAT THROUGH THE END OF
OCTOBER IT HAS BEEN 200 DAYS SINCE THE LAST 32 DEGREE TEMPERATURE.
THIS CURRENTLY RANKS AS THE 5TH LONGEST STRETCH BETWEEN FREEZING
TEMPERATURES. THE RECORD IS 211 DAYS SET IN 1938 AND THIS RECORD
COULD BE IN JEOPARDY.

WITH THE LACK OF ANY APPRECIABLY COLD AIR IN OCTOBER...THERE WAS NO
SNOWFALL DURING THE MONTH. OCTOBER NORMAL SNOWFALL IN FORT WAYNE IS
THREE TENTHS OF AN INCH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 57.7...5.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 8TH WARMEST OCTOBER SINCE 1912 BUT IT WAS THE
THIRD WARMEST OCTOBER SINCE 1971. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 86 ON
THE 7TH. THIS WAS THE 14TH WARMEST OCTOBER TEMPERATURE ON RECORD.
THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 34 ON THE 25TH.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.65 INCHES...0.81 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 22ND WETTEST OCTOBER FOR THE FORT WAYNE
AREA. MEASURABLE RAIN FELL ON 10 DAYS AND A HALF INCH OR GREATER
FELL ON 3 DAYS. THERE WAS ONE DAY...OCTOBER 20TH...WITH MORE THAN AN
INCH OF RAIN WITH 1.44 INCHES FALLING. THE RAINFALL WAS SPREAD OUT
OVER THE ENTIRE MONTH. THIS BENEFICIAL RAIN COUPLED WITH THE MILD
TEMPERATURES LED TO AN EXTENDED GROWING SEASON AND VIBRANT FALL
COLORS.

THERE WAS NO SNOWFALL IN OCTOBER. THIS WAS 0.3 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

NOVEMBER

IT WAS A RELATIVELY QUIET BUT WARM NOVEMBER WITH SLIGHTLY BELOW
NORMAL PRECIPITATION IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA. THE SEASONS FIRST
SNOWFALL OCCURRED MID MONTH BUT MEASURABLE SNOW WAS RECORDED ON JUST
ONE DAY AND MONTHLY SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL. THE AREA ALSO
EXPERIENCED ONE DAY OF SEVERE WEATHER ON THE 18TH WITH TREES AND
POWER LINES BEING KNOCKED DOWN ACROSS THE REGION.

TEMPERATURES REACHED 70 DEGREES OR WARMER ON 4 DAYS AND 60 DEGREES
OR WARMER ON 10 DAYS...ALL COMING BEFORE THE 19TH. A STRONG COLD
FRONT PUSHED THROUGH THE REGION LATE ON THE 18TH AND GENERATED
STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL. THE FIRST
GOOD SHOT OF COLD AIR FOLLOWED WITH LIGHT SNOW...PRIMARILY LAKE
EFFECT FROM LAKE MICHIGAN...OCCURRING ON THE 19TH. THIS COLD AIR WAS
SHORT LIVED AND TEMPERATURES WERE GENERALLY NEAR NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY
ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 46.0 DEGREES...4.6 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 4TH WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD.
THIS WAS ALSO THE WARMEST NOVEMBER SINCE 2001 WHICH WAS THE SECOND
WARMEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD. HOWEVER...NOVEMBER 2009 AND 2011 WERE
TIED FOR THE 5TH WARMEST NOVEMBERS ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 45.7.

A TOTAL OF 2.16 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS MEASURED...THIS WAS 0.93
INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 40TH DRIEST NOVEMBER. THERE
WERE JUST 7 DAYS IN THE MONTH WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION AND 3 OF
THESE DAYS HAD MORE THAN A HALF INCH. THE GREATEST 24HR
PRECIPITATION WAS 0.70 INCHES ON THE 23RD.

THE FIRST OFFICIAL MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OCCURRED ON NOVEMBER 19TH
WITH 0.4 INCHES BEING MEASURED. THIS WAS THE ONLY DAY WITH
MEASURABLE SNOW AND LEFT THE MONTHLY TOTAL 1.4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 26TH LEAST SNOWIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD. THERE
HAVE BEEN 16 NOVEMBERS WITH NO MEASURABLE SNOWFALL SINCE 1912.

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LASHLEY



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