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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
344 PM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 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  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              91   10/03/1898
 LOW               19   10/31/1988
HIGHEST            82   10/02        MM      MM       85  10/04
LOWEST             30   10/23        MM      MM       28  10/25
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.4              63.4    -2.0     64.5
AVG. MINIMUM     42.3              41.8     0.5     41.8
MEAN             51.8              52.6    -0.8
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2               4.2    -2.2        5
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.26   1954
 MINIMUM         0.14   1964
TOTALS           2.78              2.84   -0.06     3.66
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.09    0.00     0.12
DAYS >= .01        14               9.7     4.3       12
DAYS >= .10         8               5.8     2.2        8
DAYS >= .50         2               1.8     0.2        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.67   10/02 TO 10/03

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            8.0   1989
TOTALS              T               0.3    -0.3        T
SINCE 7/1           T               0.3    -0.3        T
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0
 24 HR TOTAL        TR  10/31 TO 10/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     403               393      10      386
 SINCE 7/1        547               509      38      504
COOLING TOTAL       3                 9      -6       28
 SINCE 1/1        731               809     -78      855
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/010    DATE  10/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    40/010    DATE  10/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         17

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       1
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      1
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      6

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

&&

...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.

$$
LASHLEY





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