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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
915 AM EST WED JAN 1 2020

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE YEAR OF 2019...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2019

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              -24   01/12/1918
HIGHEST            95   07/10        MM      MM       97
                        07/02
LOWEST            -13   01/30        MM      MM      -13
AVG. MAXIMUM     60.4              60.3     0.1     60.9
AVG. MINIMUM     42.2              40.6     1.6     43.1
MEAN             51.3              50.5     0.8
DAYS MAX >= 90     15              13.4     1.6       21
DAYS MAX <= 32     38              39.4    -1.4       31
DAYS MIN <= 32    122             123.2    -1.2      129
DAYS MIN <= 0       4               6.5    -2.5        7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        54.58   1990
 MINIMUM        24.40   1962
TOTALS          39.03             38.34    0.69    42.77
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.11    0.00     0.12
DAYS >= .01       140             133.9     6.1      151
DAYS >= .10        82              76.7     5.3       80
DAYS >= .50        27              24.6     2.4       29
DAYS >= 1.00        8               8.2    -0.2       10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           68.6   2014
TOTALS           33.4              33.5    -0.1     23.5
SINCE 7/1        10.9              10.6     0.3      2.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE      59              32.5    26.5       72
DAYS >= 1.0        10              10.0     0.0        9
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   01/22                          5
                        01/20
                        01/21

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    5875              6102    -227     5834
 SINCE 7/1         MM              2328      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL     994               809     185     1218
 SINCE 1/1        994               809     185     1218
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    47/260    DATE  02/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    64/260    DATE  02/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           41
NUMBER OF DAYS PC            156
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY        168

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
  0
 55
  1
  0
 24
  5
 19
HAZE                     46

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

&&

...NEAR NORMAL 2019...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR WAS 51.3 DEGREES, WHICH IS 0.8
 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 50.5 DEGREES. THIS TIES FOR THE 32ND
WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD. FORT WAYNE HAD THE 24TH COLDEST AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR THE PERIOD OF RECORD ON JANUARY 30TH WITH AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF -6.5 DEGREES.

THERE WERE 15 DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 90 DEGREES OR WARMER,
WHICH IS ABOUT 2 DAYS BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE 122 DAYS WITH A LOW
TEMPERATURE AT OR BELOW FREEZING. THIS WAS ABOUT 4 DAYS BELOW
NORMAL. THERE WERE 4 DAYS WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE AT OR BELOW ZERO,
WHICH IS ABOUT 3 DAYS BELOW NORMAL.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR WAS 39.03 INCHES, WHICH IS NEAR THE
NORMAL OF 38.34 INCHES. THERE WERE 8 DAYS THIS YEAR WITH 1 OR MORE
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION, ABOUT 1 DAY MORE THAN NORMAL. THERE WERE
ZERO DAYS WITH 2 INCHES OR MORE. WE NORMALLY EXPECT AROUND 1 DAY
WITH 2 INCHES OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION.

TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR THE YEAR WAS 33.4 INCHES, WHICH IS NEAR THE
NORMAL OF 33.5 INCHES.

BELOW IS A MONTHLY SUMMARY FOR 2019:
...THE END OF JANUARY WAS ABOMINABLE...

JANUARY BEGAN VERY MILD, TRENDED CLOSER TO NORMAL MID MONTH, BUT
THEN ENDED ABOMINABLY COLD WITH TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS NOT
SEEN IN THIS REGION IN A LONG TIME. EVERYONES FAVORITE TERM, THE
POLAR VORTEX, HELPED SEND BITTERLY COLD AIR SOUTH FROM THE ARCTIC
RIGHT INTO THE HEART OF THE GREAT LAKES TO END THE MONTH. THE DAILY
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT FORT WAYNE ON THE 30TH WAS 31 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL WHILE ON THE 31ST IT WAS 26 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THESE
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL ARE ESPECIALLY IMPRESSIVE WHEN YOU FACTOR IN
THAT THIS IS NORMALLY THE COLDEST TIME OF THE YEAR ANYWAY. WIND
CHILLS DURING THESE TWO DAYS REACHED TO BETWEEN 35 BELOW AND 50
BELOW ZERO WHILE ACTUAL AIR TEMPERATURES IN THE REGION FELL TO
BETWEEN 10 BELOW AND 20 BELOW ZERO. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE MEASURED
AT FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS 13 BELOW ZERO WHILE THE
COLDEST WIND CHILL WAS 40 BELOW ZERO.

THROUGH THE FIRST 18 DAYS OF JANUARY, THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE WAS 33.0 DEGREES, 8.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FROM THE 19TH TO THE 31ST WAS JUST 14.8 DEGREES. THIS
RANKED AS THE 16TH COLDEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THIS
PERIOD TO END JANUARY. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 55
DEGREES ON THE 7TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 13 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE
30TH. THIS WAS A 68 DEGREE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MONTHLY HIGH AND
LOW TEMPERATURE.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR ALL OF JANUARY 2019 ENDED UP
BEING 25.4 DEGREES, 0.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE
64TH WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD.

PRECIPITATION FOR JANUARY WAS 2.12 INCHES, 0.14 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 66TH DRIEST JANUARY ON RECORD. DESPITE THE BELOW
NORMAL PRECIPITATION, SNOWFALL WAS ABOVE NORMAL. TOTAL SNOWFALL WAS
14.3 INCHES, 4.2 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 19TH
SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD.

SEVERAL DAILY RECORDS WERE SET IN JANUARY. A DAILY MAXIMUM
PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET ON THE 23RD WITH 0.87 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION. A RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET ON
THE 30TH WITH A LOW OF 13 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET ON THE 30TH WITH A HIGH OF JUST 0
DEGREES. THE SAME RECORD WAS TIED ON THE 31ST WITH A HIGH OF 6
DEGREES ABOVE ZERO.

...FEBRUARY BROUGHT ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION...

DESPITE SEVERAL DAYS OF HIGH WINDS, FREEZING RAIN AND ICE, FEBRUARY
ACTUALLY ENDED UP WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES, NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION BUT BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL.

THE BRIEF BUT BRUTALLY COLD ARCTIC INTRUSION THAT ENDED JANUARY
CARRIED OVER TO START FEBRUARY BUT ONLY BRIEFLY. THE MONTH BEGAN
WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 6 ABOVE ZERO BUT BY THE 2ND DAY OF THE
MONTH, HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE 40S AND ACTUALLY REACHED 55
DEGREES ON THE 3RD AND 4TH. BASED ON A SEARCH OF CLIMATOLOGICAL
RECORDS, FORT WAYNE CAME UP ONE DEGREE SHY OF THE GREATEST
TEMPERATURE CHANGE OVER A 3 DAY AND 4 DAY PERIOD, GOING FROM A LOW
OF 9 BELOW ZERO ON JANUARY 31ST TO A HIGH OF 55 ON FEBRUARY 3RD FOR
A 3 DAY TEMPERATURE CHANGE OF 64 DEGREES. THE 4 DAY CHANGE WAS 68
DEGREES, GOING FROM A LOW OF 13 BELOW ZERO ON THE 30TH TO A HIGH OF
55 ON THE 3RD.

THE REMAINDER OF FEBRUARY WOULD SEE A ROLLER COASTER RIDE WITH
TEMPERATURES OSCILLATING BETWEEN ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL AS SEVERAL
WEAK LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS WOULD MOVE THROUGH THE REGION EVERY COUPLE
OF DAYS. THE LONGEST STRETCH OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WAS JUST 5
DAYS FROM THE 3RD THROUGH THE 7TH AND AGAIN FROM THE 20TH TO THE
24TH.  THE LONGEST STRETCH OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES WAS 4 DAYS
FROM THE 16TH THROUGH THE 19TH, AND AGAIN FROM THE 25TH THROUGH THE
28TH.

SEVERAL FAST MOVING CLIPPER SYSTEMS WHICH ORIGINATED IN THE PACIFIC
OCEAN COUPLED WITH A LACK OF DEEP COLD AIR IN THE GREAT LAKES
ALLOWED PRECIPITATION ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS TO FALL AS RAIN DURING
THE MONTH. THE TIMING OF THESE SYSTEMS WERE OFTEN LATE AT NIGHT INTO
THE MORNING DAYLIGHT HOURS WHEN SURFACE TEMPERATURES WERE NEAR OR
BELOW FREEZING. THIS LED TO FREEZING RAIN AT THE SURFACE AND
GENERALLY LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATIONS. THE EXCEPTION WAS ON FEBRUARY
12TH WHEN FREEZING RAIN LED TO WIDESPREAD ICE ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN
ONE AND TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH AND SOME REPORTS BETWEEN TWO TENTHS
AND THREE TENTHS OF AN INCH.

HIGH WINDS ALSO OCCURRED SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE MONTH. THE DAILY
PEAK WIND SPEED AT FORT WAYNE EXCEEDED 40 MPH ON THE 7TH, 8TH, 12TH,
13TH, 15TH, 24TH AND 25TH. THE WIND EVENT ON THE 24TH WAS A HISTORIC
AND LIKELY UNPRECEDENTED EVENT AS WIND GUSTS EXCEEDED 50 MPH DURING
MUCH OF THE DAY AND 58 MPH ON MANY OCCASIONS. THE PEAK GUST FOR THE
DAY WAS 64 MPH.

OVERALL TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL, SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL
AND PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR NORMAL. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE
WAS 30.6, 2.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 33RD WARMEST
FEBRUARY ON RECORD. PRECIPITATION WAS 2.43 INCHES, 0.39 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 29TH WETTEST FEBRUARY. SNOWFALL WAS JUST
5.4 INCHES, 2.3 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 47TH LEAST
SNOWIEST FEBRUARY.

MARCH
...A COOL MARCH, AND WE DON`T MEAN IT WAS POPULAR...

MARCH BEGAN WITH VERY CHILLY TEMPERATURES AND SOME SNOW DURING THE
FIRST WEEK, AND IT ENDED VERY MUCH THE SAME WAY. AVERAGE DAILY
TEMPERATURES WERE BETWEEN 9 AND 22 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FROM THE 3RD
TO THE 7TH WITH LIGHT SNOW AT TIMES. A RECORD COLD MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE OCCURRED ON MARCH 4TH WITH A HIGH OF ONLY 16 DEGREES.
THE PERIOD OF MARCH 1ST THROUGH MARCH 7TH WAS THE 9TH COLDEST ON
RECORD FOR THIS STRETCH OF DAYS.

WHILE THE REMAINDER OF MARCH WOULD REMAIN COLD, DAILY AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL WOULD NOT REACH MORE THAN 7
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL UNTIL THE FINAL DAY OF THE MONTH, WHICH WAS 14
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. A TOTAL OF 19 OUT OF 31 DAYS EXPERIENCED BELOW
NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS 36.1 DEGREES, 2.3
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 47TH COLDEST MARCH ON
RECORD. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 69 ON THE 14TH AND THE COLDEST
WAS 8 DEGREES ON THE 4TH AND 5TH. THERE WERE 22 DAYS WITH A MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE 32 DEGREES OR COLDER. THIS IS ABOUT 2 DAYS GREATER THAN
NORMAL FOR MARCH. THERE WERE ALSO 5 DAYS WITH A MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
OF 32 DEGREES OR COLDER AND THIS WAS ABOUT 2 DAYS GREATER THAN
NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION FOR MARCH WAS ABOVE NORMAL WITH 3.95 INCHES, 1.24
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 27TH WETTEST MARCH ON
RECORD. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON 11 DAYS.

SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL WITH 2.7 INCHES, 1.4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS WAS THE 49TH LEAST SNOWIEST MARCH ON RECORD.

APRIL
...A SOAKING END...

APRIL 2019 WAS A ROLLER-COASTER MONTH WHERE IT WAS DRY TO START,
SIGNIFICANTLY WET TO END, WITH TEMPERATURE SWINGS BOTH ABOVE AND
BELOW NORMAL. IT SEEMED AS IF SPRING WERE HERE TO STAY FROM THE 5TH
THROUGH THE 9TH WHEN THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURES WERE AS MUCH AS
16.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON THE 8TH. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY FOUR OF
SIX DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL. THE FINAL ELEVEN DAYS OF
THE MONTH FEATURED 3.84 INCHES OF RAIN AND EIGHT DAYS WITH BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 50.5 DEGREES, 0.5 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 40TH WARMEST APRIL. THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 75 DEGREES, WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 16TH
AND 22ND. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS A LOW OF 23, WHICH OCCURRED ON
THE 1ST.

5.55 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS OBSERVED, WHICH IS 2.03 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 12TH WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD. THIS
IS THE WETTEST APRIL SINCE 2013, WHEN 7.10 INCHES WAS RECORDED.
TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS BELOW NORMAL AS LATE AS APRIL
24TH; 0.11 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. FROM THE 25H THROUGH 30TH, 2.79
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED.

ONLY 0.1 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED, WHICH IS 0.9 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS SNOW WAS RECORDED ON THE 14TH.

MAY
...WHO WILL STOP THE RAIN...

RAIN, RAIN, RAIN, WHO WILL STOP THE RAIN? WE DON`T KNOW THAT ANSWER
BUT WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT RAIN FELL ON 21 DAYS THIS MONTH.
HOWEVER, DESPITE SO MANY RAINY DAYS, PRECIPITATION WAS ACTUALLY
SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA. THERE
WERE ONLY TWO STRETCHES OF CONSECUTIVE DRY DAYS THE ENTIRE MONTH AND
THAT MADE IT SEEM WETTER THAN IT REALLY WAS. OTHER LOCATIONS AWAY
FROM FORT WAYNE DID SEE MORE RAINFALL, ESPECIALLY CLOSER TO SOUTH
BEND.

THERE WAS A CONSECUTIVE 3 DAY STRETCH OF DRY WEATHER FROM MAY 5TH TO
MAY 7TH. A SECOND STRETCH OF TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS OCCURRED ON MAY
14TH AND 15TH. THE 15 DAY PERIOD FROM MAY 16TH TO MAY 30TH HAD AT
LEAST A TRACE (LESS THAN 0.01 INCHES) OF RAIN ON EVERY DAY, WITH THE
GREATEST AMOUNT DURING THAT PERIOD BEING 0.55 INCHES ON THE 26TH AND
THAT WAS ALSO THE GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION AMOUNT FOR THE
MONTH. MAY IS NORMALLY THE WETTEST MONTH OF THE YEAR WITH 4.27
INCHES OF RAIN. SURPRISINGLY, DESPITE ALL THE DAYS WITH RAIN, THIS
MAY WILL BE NEARLY A HALF INCH BELOW NORMAL.

DESPITE RAIN ON MANY DAYS THIS MONTH, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DID
MANAGE TO AVERAGE ABOVE NORMAL. MAY 2019 RANKED AS THE 47TH WARMEST
ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 61.6 DEGREES, 1.2 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 86 ON THE 18TH AND THE
COLDEST WAS 38 ON THE 11TH AND 14TH. THERE WERE JUST 12 DAYS DURING
THE MONTH WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW NORMAL.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR MAY WAS 3.82 INCHES, 0.45 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 67TH DRIEST MAY ON RECORD.

THERE WAS NO SNOWFALL IN MAY. THE TOTAL SEASONAL SNOWFALL FOR THE
PERIOD OCTOBER 1ST TO MAY 31ST WAS 24.7 INCHES, 8.8 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 34TH LEAST SNOWIEST SEASONAL SNOWFALL ON RECORD
(USING SEASONS WITH LESS THAN 5 MISSING DAYS). THE SNOWIEST SEASONAL
SNOWFALL WAS 1981-82 WITH 81.2 INCHES.

JUNE
...DRYING OUT; SUMMER HEAT BETTER LATE THEN NEVER...

A NEEDED BREAK FROM ABOVE-NORMAL PRECIPITATION WAS ACHIEVED THIS
MONTH. HOWEVER, NEARLY HALF OF THE MONTH`S TOTAL PRECIPITATION
OCCURRED ON TWO DAYS. JUNE 19TH AND 20TH RECORDED 0.84 AND 0.55
INCHES RESPECTIVELY.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR JUNE WAS 2.74 INCHES, 1.42 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 39TH DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD. THE GREATEST
24 HOUR RAINFALL WAS 0.84 INCHES ON THE 19TH. MEASUREABLE
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED ON 11 DAYS THIS MONTH. COMPARE THAT TO 21
DAYS IN MAY!

MID-JUNE FEATURED A SIX-DAY STRETCH OF DAYS WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL; JUNE 10TH THROUGH 15TH. THE GREATEST
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURE WAS 12.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL ON THE
13TH. ON EIGHT OF THE FINAL TEN DAYS OF JUNE, THE MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE REACHED 80 DEGREES OR HIGHER. THE FIRST 90 DEGREE
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 2019 WAS RECORDED ON THE 26TH. THIS IS THE
20TH LATEST FIRST 90 DEGREE DAY ON RECORD. THE FINAL 5 DAYS OF THE
MONTH FEATURED MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 90. THIS WAS THE
LONGEST STRETCH OF CONSECUTIVE 90 DEGREE OR HIGHER MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURES SINCE LATE JUNE AND JULY OF 2012.

JUNE 2019 RANKED AS TIED (1967, 1964) FOR THE 48TH WARMEST ON RECORD
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 70.6 DEGREES, 0.5 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 93 REACHED ON THE 28TH AND 29TH,
AND THE COLDEST WAS 48 ON THE 3RD. THERE WERE 19 DAYS DURING THE
MONTH WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE NORMAL, WHICH
INCLUDED THE FINAL 9 DAYS OF THE MONTH.

JULY
...A NOTABLE BREAK IN PRECIPITATION; BOUTS OF HEAT...

THIS JULY WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR A STRETCH OF HOT AND HUMID DAYS MID
MONTH. THERE WERE TEN DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 90S, AND
FIVE OF THESE OCCURRED DURING THE VERY WARM PERIOD FROM JULY 13TH TO
THE 21ST. DURING THIS STRETCH, LOW TEMPERATURES DID NOT FALL BELOW
70 DEGREES FOR EIGHT CONSECUTIVE DAYS. THIS WAS THE 2ND LONGEST JULY
STREAK OF CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH LOWS OF 70 DEGREES OR WARMER. THE
LONGEST WAS TEN DAYS IN A ROW ENDING ON JULY 24TH 1983.
ADDITIONALLY, TO START THE MONTH, THE FIRST SEVEN HAD LOW
TEMPERATURES OF 70 DEGREES OR WARMER. ELSEWHERE IN THE MONTH, THERE
WERE TEN DAYS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 85 DEGREES OR LESS.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR JULY 2019 WAS 77.0, 3.4 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 14TH WARMEST JULY ON RECORD. THE
HOTTEST TEMPERATURE WAS 95 DEGREES ON THE 2ND AND 10TH. THE COOLEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 55 DEGREES ON THE 24TH AND 25TH.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.31 INCHES, 0.93 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 59TH DRIEST JULY ON RECORD.

A NEW RECORD WARM MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 77 DEGREES WAS SET ON THE
19TH. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 76 DEGREES IN 1930.

AUGUST
...A COOL END...

AUGUST 2019 MAY BE NOTABLE FOR REFRESHING EPISODES OF HIGH PRESSURE
ERASING THE OFTEN MORE MEMORABLE SUMMER HEAT AND HUMIDITY.
OTHERWISE, THE MONTH OFFERED VERY FEW EXCITING ITEMS TO NOTE HERE.
THERE WERE ZERO 90 DEGREE DAYS, WITH A NEARLY EVEN BALANCE OF
EPISODES OF ABOVE AND BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURES. A
MAJORITY OF THE MONTH`S PRECIPITAITON FELL ON TWO DAYS; THE 18TH SAW
1.90 INCHES AND 1.13 ON THE 27TH.

EIGHT OF THE LAST TEN DAYS OF AUGUST SAW HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE
70S, WHICH WAS ENOUGH TO SWING THE AUGUST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE TO
71.1 DEGREES, WHICH ENDED UP ONLY 0.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
RANKS AS THE 48TH COLDEST AUGUST ON RECORD. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
FOR THE MONTH WAS 87 DEGREES ON THE 5TH.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 4.35 INCHES, 0.71 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 21ST WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD.

SEPTEMBER...SEPTEMBER...SEPTEMBER...
...A WARM MONTH WITH A RAINY FINISH...

FORT WAYNE STARTED THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER WITH BELOW AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES ON 7 OUT OF 8 DAYS, BUT THEN THE REST OF THE MONTH
TURNED AROUND TO HAVE ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. THE MONTH`S HIGH
TEMPERATURE OF 89 WAS OBSERVED ON SEPTEMBER 12TH AND SEPTEMBER 30TH.
THE 89 DEGREES THAT WAS OBSERVED ON SEPTEMBER 30TH BROKE THE OLD
RECORD OF 88 DEGREES THAT WAS SET IN 1971. THE MONTH FINISHED WITH
ABOVE AVERAGE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BY 4.4 DEGREES, WHICH RANKED AS
THE 11TH WARMEST FOR THE PERIOD OF RECORD.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE FIRST 25 DAYS OF THE MONTH WAS RATHER LOW WITH
ONLY 1 DAY RECEIVING GREATER THAN 0.5 INCH AND ONLY 12 OF THOSE DAYS
RECEIVING AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION. THEN, IT RAINED BETWEEN
THE 27TH AND 29TH ESSENTIALLY DOUBLING THE MONTHLY TOTAL. THE DAY
WITH THE MOST PRECIPITATION WAS SEPTEMBER 27TH HAVING RECEIVED 1.05
INCH. THE MONTH FINISHED WITH BELOW AVERAGE PRECIPITATION BY AROUND
0.21, WHICH RANKED AS THE 62ND DRIEST FOR THE PERIOD OF RECORD. AS
SUCH, THE DROUGHT MONITOR DEGRADED THE DROUGHT CLASS BY 1 ACROSS THE
AREA DURING THE MONTH.
BY:ROLLER/BROWN

OCTOBER...OCTOBER...OCTOBER...OCTOBER...

...NOTABLY WARM TO START, WINTER CHILL TO END...

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 89 DEGREES ON THE 1ST. THIS
BROKE THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD HIGH OF 88 IN 1897. THE MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE FOR THIS DAY WAS 66 DEGREES; TWO DEGREES AWAY FROM THE
MONTHLY RECORD WARMEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE. COMPARE THESE BALMY
TEMPERATURES TO THE LOWEST TEMPERATURES OF THE MONTH, 31 DEGREES ON
THE 18TH, AND 32 DEGREES ON THE 31ST! THE MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 53.7 DEGREES; 1.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE
56TH WARMEST ON RECORD.

A PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS ALSO OBSERVED THIS MONTH. ON THE 26TH,
1.57 INCHES OF RAIN BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.47 SET IN 1991.
THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.69 INCHES; 0.85 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. ABOUT 76% OF THE MONTH`S PRECIPITATION TOTAL FELL ON
THE FINAL SIX DAYS OF THE MONTH; 2.82 INCHES. THIS RANKS AS THE 23RD
WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. THIS WAS THE WETTEST OCTOBER SINCE 2011
WHEN 3.81 INCHES WAS OBSERVED.

0.5 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED ON THE 31ST. THIS WAS THE ONLY DATE
WITH SNOW FOR THE MONTH. THIS IS 0.2 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE
MONTH. THIS TIES 1972 AS THE 11TH SNOWIEST OCTOBER ON RECORD.
SPECIFICALLY FOR HALLOWEEN, 0.5 INCHES RANKS AS THE SECOND GREATEST
DAILY TOTAL BEHIND 1.5 INCHES IN 1917.

NOVEMBER

...NOVEMBRRR 2019 BREAKS 98+ YEAR-OLD RECORDS...

NOVEMBER 12TH AND 13TH WERE THE DAYS FORT WAYNE REACHED ROCK-BOTTOM
DURING A COLD NOVEMBER 2019. HIGHS WERE IN THE 20S AND OVERNIGHT
LOWS WERE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. SIXTEEN OF THE FIRST EIGHTEEN DAYS
OF THE MONTH HAD A DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL. THIS
STRETCH, NOVEMBER 1-18, RANKED AS THE FIRST COLDEST ON RECORD WITH
AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 33.9 DEGREES (FIRST COLDEST: 1951, 33.9
DEGREES).

FOUR RECORDS WERE SET AT FORT WAYNE THIS MONTH. NOVEMBER 12TH HAD
TWO RECORDS: THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 9 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 11 DEGREES IN 1911. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 25 DEGREES SET
A NEW RECORD COLD HIGH TEMPERATURE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 27 SET
IN 1920. THE LOW TEMPERATURE ON NOVEMBER 13TH OF 6 DEGREES WAS A NEW
RECORD, BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 10 DEGREES IN 1911. LASTLY,
NOVEMBER 11TH SAW A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 2.9 INCHES. THIS BREAKS THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 2 INCHES SET IN 1921.

THE MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 36.0 DEGREES. THIS IS 5.4
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 12TH COLDEST NOVEMBER ON
RECORD.

FOR THE MONTH, 6.4 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED. THIS IS 4.6 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 9TH SNOWIEST ON RECORD. 1.65 INCHES
OF PRECIPITATION WAS OBSERVED. THIS IS 1.44 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKS AS THE 29TH DRIEST ON RECORD.

ONE ADDITIONAL NOTE FOR THE MONTH WAS A WIND STORM ON THE 27TH IN
WHICH A WIND GUST OF 60 MPH WAS RECORDED. THIS STORM RESULTED IN
SOME PROPERTY DAMAGE INCLUDING DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES.

...ABOVE ALL, A WARM CHRISTMAS...

WHILE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER BEGINS DECEMBER 1ST, OUR TEMPERATURES
FOR MUCH OF THIS MONTH WERE UN-WINTERLIKE. ONLY EIGHT DAYS THIS
MONTH OBSERVED AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL. DECEMBER 11TH
FEATURED A HIGH OF 24 AND A LOW OF 14 DEGREES; AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE 11 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS IS IN STARK CONTRAST TO
DECEMBER 26TH WHICH WAS 26 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE MEAN
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 34.1 DEGREES WHICH IS 5.0 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 15TH WARMEST ON RECORD.

TWO TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET ON ONE DAY: DECEMBER 26TH. A NEW
HIGH OF 63 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 60 DEGREES FROM
2016. THE SECOND RECORD, A WARM MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 43 DEGREES,
TIES THE RECORD FROM 1936. CHRISTMAS DAY SAW A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF
59 DEGREES, WHICH IS THE SECOND WARMEST ON RECORD BEHIND 64 DEGREES
IN 1982.

THE MONTH WAS LARGELY DRY UNTIL THE FINAL COUPLE DAYS WHEN 1.48
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 29TH AND 30TH. THERE WAS A
NOTABLE DRY PERIOD FROM THE 19TH THROUGH 26TH. THIS CAN BE EXPANDED
TO THE 18TH AND 27TH WHEN ONLY A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION WAS
OBSERVED. 2.83 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL WAS OBSERVED FOR THE
MONTH, WHICH IS NEAR NORMAL. ONLY 4.0 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED,
MAINLY ON THE 16TH AND 17TH WHEN 1.1 AND 1.5 INCHES, RESPECTIVELY,
WAS OBSERVED. FOR THE MONTH, THIS RANKS AS 4.5 INCHES BELOW NORMAL,
AND TIED FOR THE 46TH LEAST SNOWIEST.

$$
BROWN/ROLLER/MARSILI


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