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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA

900 AM EDT SUN APR 1 2018

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2018

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              87   03/21/2012
 LOW              -10   03/01/1967
HIGHEST            57   03/18        MM      MM       76  03/24
LOWEST             20   03/16        MM      MM       14  03/14
                        03/10
AVG. MAXIMUM     45.0              48.0    -3.0     48.3
AVG. MINIMUM     27.6              28.7    -1.1     30.6
MEAN             36.3              38.4    -2.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      1               2.7    -1.7        3
DAYS MIN <= 32     26              20.0     6.0       17
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.10   1913
 MINIMUM         0.48   2001
TOTALS           2.84              2.71    0.13     3.81
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.09    0.00     0.12
DAYS >= .01        12              12.2    -0.2       14
DAYS >= .10         5               6.3    -1.3        6
DAYS >= .50         3               1.7     1.3        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.89   03/29 TO 03/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.5   1964
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            2.1               4.1    -2.0      3.0
SINCE 7/1        30.3              32.5    -2.2     18.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.3    -0.3        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/21                          1
 24 HR TOTAL      1.0   03/21 TO 03/21

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     882               826      56      784
 SINCE 7/1       5210              5424    -214     4478
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/210    DATE  03/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    42/210    DATE  03/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN                9     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       4
LIGHT SNOW               11     SLEET                      2
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

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

&&

...IN LIKE A LION OUT LIKE A LION WITH A LAMB IN BETWEEN...

MARCH CAME IN LIKE A LION WITH A VERY SOGGY FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH
BUT ALSO WENT OUT LIKE A LION WITH A WET LAST DAY. IN BETWEEN, THE
MONTH WAS GENERALLY DRY, COOL AND QUIET.


THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH SAW NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES BUT
ACCUMULATING SNOW RETURNED ON THE 5TH AND TEMPERATURES TRENDED BACK
TO BELOW NORMAL FROM THE 7TH THROUGH THE 14TH. SEVERAL WEAK SYSTEMS
BROUGHT LIGHT SNOW DURING THIS PERIOD BUT DAILY ACCUMULATIONS NEVER
EXCEEDED A HALF INCH. THE 14TH THROUGH THE 26TH WAS MOSTLY DRY WITH
TEMPERATURES GENERALLY STAYING BELOW NORMAL. LIGHT SNOW DID OCCUR ON
THE 17TH AND THE 21ST AT THE AIRPORT. HOWEVER, AREAS JUST TO THE
SOUTH AND EAST OF FORT WAYNE RECEIVED BETWEEN 3 AND 6 INCHES OF SNOW
ON THE 21ST. NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FINALLY
RETURNED ON THE 26TH BUT SO DID MUCH NEEDED RAINFALL.

THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 36.3 WHICH WAS 2.1 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 48TH COLDEST MARCH ON RECORD. WHILE THE
MONTH ON AVERAGE WAS BELOW NORMAL, THERE WERE NO SIGNIFICANTLY COLD
PERIODS. NO SINGLE DAY EXPERIENCED AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURE
MORE THAN 9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS 2.84 INCHES, 0.13 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 56TH DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD. THE MAJORITY OF THE
PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 1ST AND THE 27TH THROUGH 31ST.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.1 INCHES WHICH IS 2.0 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS TIED WITH 1998 AND 2003 AS THE 32ND LEAST SNOWIEST
MARCH ON RECORD.

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