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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1155 AM EST MON DEC 1 2014

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE FALL SEASON, FROM 9/1/2014
TO 11/30/2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1912 TO 2014

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            90   09/05        MM      MM       95
LOWEST              9   11/21        MM      MM       14
                        11/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.2              63.1    -3.9     62.5
AVG. MINIMUM     40.2              42.4    -2.2     41.5
MEAN             49.7              52.8    -3.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               1.2    -0.2        3
DAYS MAX <= 32      8               1.4     6.6        3
DAYS MIN <= 32     21              18.7     2.3       23
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.47   1992
 MINIMUM         2.89   1964
TOTALS          10.73              8.73    2.00     7.01
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.10    0.02     0.08
DAYS >= .01        31              30.0     1.0       26
DAYS >= .10        19              17.9     1.1       17
DAYS >= .50         5               5.7    -0.7        4
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.9     0.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.24   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.1   1950
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            4.2               2.1     2.1      1.0
SINCE 7/1         4.2               2.1     2.1      1.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE      15               2.8    12.2        9
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.6     0.4        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   11/17                          1
 24 HR TOTAL      3.4   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1422              1205     217     1281
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1217      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL      57                92     -35      126
 SINCE 1/1        731               809     -78      856
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    47/250    DATE  11/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    60/240    DATE  11/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           13
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             35
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         43

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             12          MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               10          RAIN                      16
LIGHT RAIN               36          FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0          HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                2          SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               12          SLEET                      2
FOG                      55          FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      8
HAZE                     13

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

&&
...FALL SEASON 2014 SUMMARY...

...SEPTEMBER WAS SLIGHTLY COOL WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

THE MONTH BEGAN QUITE WARM WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES NEAR OR ABOVE 80
ON THE FIRST FOUR DAYS AND A HIGH OF 90 ON THE 5TH BEFORE A STRONG
COLD FRONT SWEPT THROUGH THE AREA. THIS FRONT BROUGHT SEVERAL INCHES
OF BENEFICIAL RAINFALL TO THE REGION BUT FORT WAYNE AIRPORT RECORDED
JUST UNDER ONE HALF INCH. SEVERE WEATHER ALSO OCCURRED WITH
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN A FEW
LOCATIONS.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 62.5 DEGREES...1.8 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE T-21ST COOLEST SEPTEMBER SINCE 1912. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 90 ON THE 5TH AND THE COOLEST WAS 41 ON THE
23RD. TOTAL PRECIPITATION WAS 4.90 INCHES...2.10 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 11TH WETTEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. THE
GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL WAS 3.24 INCHES ON THE 10TH...A DAILY
RECORD. A TOTAL OF 10 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER HAD MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION
AND TWO OF THESE DAYS HAD GREATER THAN ONE HALF INCH OF RAINFALL.

...A SLIGHTLY COOL OCTOBER WITH NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS JUST SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL
IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA AND PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR NORMAL. AS WITH
MANY OCTOBER MONTHS...TEMPERATURES FLUCTUATED SIGNIFICANTLY WITH
HIGHS RANGING FROM THE LOWER 80S TO MIDDLE 40S AND LOW TEMPERATURES
RANGING FROM THE MIDDLE 50S TO LOWER 30S. THE MONTH ENDED WITH LIGHT
SNOW SHOWERS FALLING ON HALLOWEEN.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AT FORT WAYNE WAS 51.8
DEGREES...JUST 0.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 33RD
COOLEST OCTOBER ON RECORD DATING BACK TO 1912. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 82 ON THE 2ND AND THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 30 ON
THE 23RD. THE DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS BELOW NORMAL ON 18 DAYS
AND ONLY ONE DAY...THE 4TH...HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE MORE THAN 10
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL (14 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL). THERE WERE THREE
DAYS WITH AN AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE OF TEN OR MORE DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE WARMEST DAY WITH RESPECT TO AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
DEPARTURE WAS OCTOBER 13TH WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 13 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.78 INCHES...JUST 0.06 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 40TH WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD.
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON 14 DAYS AND ONLY 2 DAYS HAD MORE
THAN A HALF INCH OF PRECIPITATION...THE 3RD AND 14TH.

THE MONTH ENDED WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT BLASTING THROUGH THE
REGION. TEMPERATURES FELL FROM THE 40S INTO THE 30S IN THE AFTERNOON
ON HALLOWEEN. RAIN SHOWERS TURNED TO SNOW SHOWERS WITH SOME
LOCATIONS RECEIVING THEIR FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON.
AMOUNTS WERE GENERALLY A HALF INCH OR LESS AND CONFINED TO GRASSY
SURFACES. FORT WAYNE OFFICIALLY REPORTED JUST A TRACE OF SNOWFALL
FOR THIS EVENT.

...A COLD NOVEMBER WITH ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL...

IT WAS A COLD NOVEMBER WITH ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL IN THE FORT WAYNE
AREA. WHILE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST OF THE
SNOW OVER NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST INDIANA...SYSTEM SNOW WAS
RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST OF THE ACCUMULATIONS IN FORT WAYNE...WITH ONE
SYSTEM DROPPING OVER 3 INCHES OF SNOW AT THE AIRPORT. THE TAIL END
OF A FEW LAKE EFFECT SNOW BANDS DID REACH FORT WAYNE DURING THE
MONTH BUT ACCUMULATIONS FROM THOSE WERE LIGHT. DESPITE THE COLD
AND SNOW...THERE WERE BRIEF PERIODS OF WARMTH DURING THE
MONTH...INCLUDING THE FIRST WEEK WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S AND
THE LAST TWO DAYS WHEN HIGHS REACHED THE 50S AND 60S.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER WAS 34.8 DEGREES...6.6
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 6TH COLDEST NOVEMBER ON
RECORD IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA DATING BACK TO 1912. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH WAS 64 ON THE 3RD AND THE COLDEST WAS
9 ON THE 18TH AND 21ST. THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH SAW A STRETCH OF
VERY COLD TEMPERATURES WITH THE FIRST ARCTIC BLAST OF THE SEASON.
THE REMNANTS OF SUPER TYPHOON NURI MOVED OUT OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND
INTO THE BERING SEA BY THE THE SECOND WEEK OF NOVEMBER. THIS STORM
SYSTEM THEN HELPED PUSH AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT INTO THE UNITED STATES
WHICH BROUGHT SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES TO EVERY STATE BY THE MIDDLE
OF THE MONTH. LOCALLY...TEMPERATURES PLUNGED TO RECORD LEVELS WITH
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 10 AND 27 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FOR 11
STRAIGHT DAYS BETWEEN THE 12TH AND 22ND. THE COLDEST DAY WAS THE
18TH WITH A HIGH OF ONLY 17 AND A LOW OF 9. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
ON THIS DAY WAS JUST 13...A WHOPPING 27 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE
HIGH OF 17 ALSO SET A RECORD FOR THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON
THIS DATE...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 24 SET IN 1903. THE LOW
TEMPERATURE OF 9 ALSO SET A RECORD...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 10
SET IN 1959. IN ADDITION...THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 9 ON THE 21ST ALSO
SET A NEW RECORD LOW...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 11 IN 1964.

PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER WAS 3.05 INCHES...JUST 0.04 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS ONLY THE 34TH WETTEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD.
ABOUT ONE HALF OF THIS PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ON JUST ONE
DAY...NOVEMBER 23RD WHEN 1.56 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THIS WAS A DAILY
RECORD FOR THAT DATE. THE ENTIRE RAIN EVENT PRODUCED 2.20 INCHES
OVER THREE DAYS.

DESPITE PRECIPITATION BEING NEAR NORMAL...SNOWFALL WAS ABOVE NORMAL.
THERE WAS 4.2 INCHES OF SNOW RECORDED...2.4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 25TH SNOWIEST NOVEMBER DATING BACK TO 1912. DECEMBER
1950 WAS THE SNOWIEST WITH 14.1 INCHES. WEATHER OBSERVERS REPORTED
3.4 INCHES ON THE 16TH...A SINGLE DAY SNOWFALL RECORD FOR THAT DATE.
THIS RANKED AS THE 12TH GREATEST SINGLE DAY SNOWFALL FOR
NOVEMBER...WITH THE GREATEST BEING 6.2 INCHES ON THE 29TH IN 1942.

...FALL 2014 WAS COOL AND WET WITH ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL...

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR THE SEASON WAS 49.7...3.1
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 6TH COLDEST FALL SEASON IN
THE FORT WAYNE AREA SINCE 1912. THE COLDEST SEASON ON RECORD WAS 1976
WITH AN AVERAGE SEASONAL TEMPERATURE OF 47.6 DEGREES. SEASONAL
PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 10.73 INCHES...2.00 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 15TH WETTEST FALL SEASON. SNOWFALL FOR THE PERIOD
WAS 4.2 INCHES...2.1 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 28TH
SNOWIEST FALL SEASON.

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LASHLEY






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