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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1143 AM EDT FRI SEP 1 2017

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SUMMER SEASON, FROM
6/1/2017 TO 8/31/2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2017

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            95   06/13        82      13       94
LOWEST             46   08/25        61     -15       47
AVG. MAXIMUM     81.9              82.5    -0.6     84.2
AVG. MINIMUM     60.6              60.9    -0.3     63.4
MEAN             71.3              71.7    -0.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      5              11.6    -6.6       14
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        21.52   2015
 MINIMUM         5.00   2012
TOTALS          14.83             12.04    2.79     9.62
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.13    0.03     0.11
DAYS >= .01        27              30.1    -3.1       29
DAYS >= .10        18              19.9    -1.9       17
DAYS >= .50         8               8.0     0.0        5
DAYS >= 1.00        5               3.4     1.6        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.01   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0        T
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        1
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      21                41     -20       14
 SINCE 7/1         15                12       3        3
COOLING TOTAL     624               660     -36      852
 SINCE 1/1        688               717     -29      926
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/270    DATE  06/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/270    DATE  06/30

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           22
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             51
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         19

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               10     RAIN                      15
LIGHT RAIN               33     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      36     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                     11

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

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SUMMER 2017

THE SUMMER OF 2017 WAS RELATIVELY MILD WITH ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA. JUNE SAW ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES BUT JULY AND AUGUST WERE BOTH BELOW NORMAL.
PRECIPITATION FOR JUNE WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL BUT TRENDED DOWNWARD
THROUGH THE SUMMER AS JULY WAS NEAR NORMAL AND AUGUST WAS BELOW
NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SUMMER SEASON WAS 71.3, JUST 0.4
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 42ND COOLEST SUMMER ON
RECORD. THERE WERE JUST 5 DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 90 OR
HIGHER WITH 4 OF THE 5 DAYS OCCURRING IN JUNE. THIS RANKED 19TH
AMONG ALL SUMMER SEASONS WITH THE FEWEST NUMBER OF 90 DEGREE DAYS.
THE YEAR 1915 HOLDS THE RECORD WITH NO 90 DEGREE DAYS. THE COOLEST
SUMMER SEASON HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 88, SET IN 1915.

SUMMER PRECIPITATION WAS 14.83 INCHES, 2.79 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 12TH WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD. THERE WERE 27 DAYS
WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION AND 5 DAYS WITH AN INCH OR MORE OF
RAINFALL.

THE SEASONAL STATISTICAL RANKINGS WERE CREATED USING AN ALLOWABLE
MAXIMUM OF 3 MISSING DAYS FOR THE SEASON. MANY EARLY YEARS HAVE
INCOMPLETE MONTHLY DATA.

BELOW IS A MONTH BY MONTH REVIEW OF THE SUMMER.

JUNE

...A WARM AND VERY WET JUNE...

JUNE STARTED RELATIVELY DRY WITH ONLY 2 OF THE FIRST 12 DAYS
RECORDING MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION. HOWEVER THE NEXT 12 DAYS, FROM
THE 13TH TO THE 24TH WERE WETTER WITH 10 DAYS RECORDING A TRACE OR
MORE OF PRECIPITATION. THE FIRST 6 DAYS OF THIS SECOND 12 DAY
PERIOD, FROM THE 13TH TO THE 18TH SAW ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES, BUT
THE NEXT 6 DAYS SAW 5 OF THEM CONTAIN BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.
BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES CONTINUED UNTIL THE 28TH. THE MONTH ENDED
ON A WET NOTE WITH 2 OF THE LAST 8 DAYS RECORDING RECORD PRECIP
TOTALS, THE 23RD AND THE 30TH. IN TERMS OF CROP CONDITIONS, EARLY
MONTH DRYNESS RESULTED IN REDUCED TOPSOIL MOISTURE FOR CROP
DEVELOPMENT, BUT MID MONTH SHOWERS AND STORMS HELPED TO IMPROVE
TOPSOIL MOISTURE AND RECOVER CROP CONDITIONS.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 71.7...1.6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 31ST WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURES WAS 95 ON THE 13TH. THE COOLEST TEMPERATURE WAS 49 ON
THE 2ND AND THE 8TH.

MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS 7.31 INCHES...3.15 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 7TH WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD. MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 12 DAYS AND 0.50 INCH OR MORE FELL ON 4
DIFFERENT DAYS. IN ADDITION, THE 1.79 INCHES OF RAIN THAT FELL ON
THE 23RD WAS A RECORD FOR THAT DAY AND THE 3.01 INCHES THAT FELL ON
THE 30TH WAS A RECORD FOR THAT DAY.

JULY

...NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION
THIS MONTH...

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED CLOSE TO NORMAL IN JULY AND PRECIPITATION WAS
SPREAD RATHER EVENLY THROUGHOUT THE MONTH LEADING TO A SLIGHTLY
BELOW NORMAL JULY. THERE WERE A COUPLE PERIODS OF WARM TEMPERATURES
AND VERY HUMID CONDITIONS, BUT THE HIGH TEMPERATURE ONLY REACHED 90
DEGREES ONCE DURING THE MONTH ON JULY 18TH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 73.5 DEGREES, 0.1 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 52ND COOLEST JULY ON RECORD.

THERE WAS 4.36 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION, 0.12 ABOVE NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 31ST WETTEST JULY ON RECORD. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION
FELL ON 9 DAYS AND 0.50 INCH OR MORE FELL ON 3 DIFFERENT DAYS. 1.89
INCHES OF RAIN FELL ON THE 10TH, BARELY BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD
OF 1.87 INCHES IN 1992.

AUGUST

IT WAS A RELATIVELY COOL AND DRY AUGUST AT FORT WAYNE. THE AVERAGE
MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS NEARLY 3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND
PRECIPITATION WAS NEARLY A HALF INCH BELOW NORMAL. MOST OF THE MONTH
HAD ACTUALLY BEEN VERY DRY BUT A NEARLY STATIONARY CLUSTER OF
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE FORT WAYNE AREA ON THE 29TH OFFICIALLY
DROPPED 2.09 INCHES OF RAIN. HOWEVER, MANY PARTS OF THE CITY AND
ALLEN COUNTY IN GENERAL SAW BETWEEN 3 AND 5 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH
CREATED FLASH FLOODING IN SOME LOCATIONS. THE COMBINATION OF OVERALL
DRY AND RELATIVELY COOL WEATHER DID MAKE FOR A COMFORTABLE MONTH
WITH ONLY A FEW WARM AND MUGGY DAYS.

THERE WERE JUST 9 DAYS DURING AUGUST WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
ABOVE NORMAL AND THERE WAS ONLY ONE DAY, THE 21ST, WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE MORE THAN 5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE REMAINING 22 DAYS
OF AUGUST SAW 3 DAYS WITH NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND 19 DAYS
WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE LAST 10 DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE
ALL BELOW NORMAL AND THERE WAS A STRETCH OF DAYS FROM THE 4TH TO THE
14TH WHERE 9 OF THESE 11 DAYS WERE BELOW NORMAL.

DESPITE ALL OF THE BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES...AUGUST OF 2017 WAS
JUST THE 12TH COOLEST AUGUST ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 68.7. THIS WAS 2.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE COOLEST
AUGUST ON RECORD WAS 1915 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 65.7. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE THIS AUGUST WAS 89 ON THE 16TH. ONLY 12 OTHER
AUGUST MONTHS HAVE HAD COOLER MONTHLY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES AND THERE
HAVE BEEN 22 MONTHS OF AUGUST WHERE THE HIGH TEMPERATURE DID NOT
REACH 90 DEGREES. THE COOLEST TEMPERATURE WAS 46 ON THE 25TH. THIS
RANKED AS THE 26TH COOLEST AUGUST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD. THE RECORD
COOLEST AUGUST TEMPERATURE IS 38 SET IN 1965.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.16 INCHES, 0.48 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 61ST DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD. THE YEAR
1969 HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE DRIEST AUGUST WITH JUST 0.42 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION. AUGUST 2017 HAD JUST 6 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION. OVER HALF OF THE MONTHLY RAINFALL FELL ON THE 29TH
WITH 2.06 INCHES BEING RECORDED. THIS WAS ALSO A DAILY RECORD FOR
THE 29TH. WITHOUT THIS RAINFALL ON THE 29TH, THIS AUGUST WOULD HAVE
BEEN THE 4TH DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE. THIS RAINFALL
DID HELP KEEP THE YEAR 2017 TO DATE RANKED FIRST FOR WETTEST YEAR ON
RECORD TO DATE. THROUGH AUGUST 31ST, 2017 RANKS AS THE WETTEST YEAR
ON RECORD WITH 38.28 INCHES. THE SECOND WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD TO
DATE IS 1990 WITH 36.90 INCHES.

$$
LASHLEY


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