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CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA

913 AM EST SAT DEC 1 2018

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE FALL SEASON,
FROM 9/1/2018 TO 11/30/2018...

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
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             100   09/02/1953
                        09/01/1953
 LOW                    11/30/1958
                        11/25/1950
                        11/24/1950
HIGHEST            93   09/20        MM      MM       92
LOWEST             20   11/14        MM      MM       21
AVG. MAXIMUM     61.6              63.1    -1.5     64.9
AVG. MINIMUM     44.9              42.4     2.5     44.9
MEAN             53.2              52.8     0.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      5               1.2     3.8        4
DAYS MAX <= 32      3               1.4     1.6        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     21              18.7     2.3       18
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.47   1992
 MINIMUM         2.89   1964
TOTALS           8.97              8.73    0.24     9.40
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.10    0.00     0.10
DAYS >= .01        36              30.0     6.0       32
DAYS >= .10        21              17.9     3.1       18
DAYS >= .50         5               5.7    -0.7        5
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.9     0.1        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.63   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.1   1950
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            2.1               2.1     0.0        T
SINCE 7/1         2.1               2.1     0.0        T
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE      13               2.8    10.2        3
DAYS >= 1.0         1               0.6     0.4        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   11/09                          0
 24 HR TOTAL      1.1   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1287              1205      82     1038
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1217      MM     1053
COOLING TOTAL     242                92     150      148
 SINCE 1/1       1218               809     409      836
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/270    DATE  10/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/290    DATE  10/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             38
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         43

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     79

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
  0
 14
  0
  0
  8
  2
  8
HAZE                     13

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

&&

...FALL SEASON SUMMARY 2018...

THE 2018 FALL SEASON AT FORT WAYNE WILL BE REMEMBERED AS THE YEAR
WITHOUT A FALL SEASON. THIS IS BECAUSE THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEASON
WAS VERY WARM, MORE LIKE LATE SUMMER, AND THE SECOND HALF OF THE
SEASON WAS QUITE COLD, MORE LIKE EARLY WINTER. HOWEVER, THE FIRST
HALF OF THE SEASON WAS SO WARM THAT THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ENDED UP
BEING ABOVE NORMAL.

THE PERIOD FROM SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH OCTOBER 15 RANKED AS THE 2ND
WARMEST FALL ON RECORD, WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES OF 66.7
DEGREES. THEN, OCTOBER 16 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 RANKED AS THE 12TH
COLDEST WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.1.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR THE 2018 FALL SEASON WAS 53.2
DEGREES, WHICH WAS 0.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 49TH
WARMEST FALL ON RECORD.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE SEASON WAS 8.97 INCHES, 0.24 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 38TH WETTEST FALL ON RECORD.

SNOWFALL FOR THE SEASON WAS 2.1 INCHES, WHICH MATCHES THE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 55TH LEAST SNOWIEST FALL SEASON ON RECORD.

BELOW IS A MONTH BY MONTH SUMMARY OF THE FALL SEASON IN THE FORT
WAYNE AREA.

SEPTEMBER

...A WARM AND DRY SEPTEMBER IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA...

OVERALL IT WAS A RELATIVELY UNEVENTFUL START TO THE FALL SEASON. THE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS OVER 4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL WHILE
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS AROUND ONE INCH BELOW NORMAL IN THE FORT
WAYNE AREA FOR SEPTEMBER. HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHED AT LEAST 90
DEGREES ON 5 DAYS AND LOW TEMPERATURES NEVER DROPPED BELOW 44
DEGREES. NOT A LOT OF SEVERE WEATHER OCCURRED IN THE IMMEDIATE FORT
WAYNE AREA. ISOLATED DAMAGING WINDS OCCURRED ON A FEW DAYS TO THE
NORTH AND WEST OF FORT WAYNE BUT THERE WAS NO WIDESPREAD SEVERE
WEATHER IN THE REGION.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 68.9 DEGREES, 4.6 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 9TH WARMEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. TOTAL
MONTHLY PRECIPITATION WAS 1.65 INCHES, 1.15 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS WAS THE 30TH DRIEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. THERE WAS NO SNOWFALL.


OCTOBER

...SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL...

DESPITE A VERY WARM START TO THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, THE WEATHER
PATTERN QUICKLY CHANGED AND THE MAJORITY OF THE MONTH EXPERIENCED
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES WITH PERIODS OF RAIN AND EVEN ONE DAY WITH
SOME WET SNOWFLAKES IN THE REGION. DESPITE THE PROLONGED COOL
STRETCH, THE FIRST 10 DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE SO WARM THAT THE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ENDED UP SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.

ALL BUT ONE OF THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF OCTOBER HAD HIGH TEMPERATURES
IN THE 70S AND 80S. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH OCCURRED ON
THE 3RD AND 8TH WITH A HIGH OF 88. THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF OCTOBER
2018 RANKED AS THE WARMEST FIRST TEN DAYS TO START OCTOBER ON
RECORD. IT WAS ALSO VERY WET DURING THIS PERIOD WITH 2.07 INCHES
FALLING OVER THE THREE DAY PERIOD FROM THE 4TH TO THE 6TH.

THE PATTERN ABRUPTLY SHIFTED AFTER THE 10TH AND A STRETCH OF 18
CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW NORMAL FOLLOWED. THIS
PERIOD FROM THE 11TH TO THE 29TH RANKED AS THE 10TH COLDEST ON
RECORD FOR THAT PERIOD.

WHILE IT WAS CLOUDY AND COOL DURING THIS STRETCH, PRECIPITATION WAS
BELOW NORMAL WITH JUST UNDER AN INCH FALLING. A STRONG AND COLD
WEATHER SYSTEM BROUGHT THE FIRST WET SNOWFLAKES OF THE SEASON TO THE
REGION ON THE 20TH. WHILE IT OFFICIALLY DID NOT SNOW AT THE FORT
WAYNE AIRPORT, A MIX OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH WET SNOW,
GRAUPEL AND SMALL HAIL DID OCCUR ACROSS PARTS OF THE REGION JUST TO
THE NORTH AND WEST OF FORT WAYNE.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR OCTOBER WAS 53.9 DEGREES, 1.3
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 52ND WARMEST OCTOBER ON
RECORD. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 88 ON THE 3RD AND 8TH AND THE
COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 29 ON THE 18TH AND 25TH. THERE WERE 5 DAYS
DURING THE MONTH WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 32 DEGREES OR COLDER.

A TOTAL OF 3.46 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL, WHICH WAS 0.62 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 30TH WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. A
TOTAL OF 11 DAYS DURING THE MONTH EXPERIENCED MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION.

NO SNOWFALL WAS MEASURED AT FORT WAYNE. THIS WAS 0.3 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL.


NOVEMBER

...WAS NOVEMBER AS COLD, WET AND SNOWY AS WE THINK?...

NOVEMBER 2018 CONTINUED THE COLD TREND STARTED IN MID OCTOBER AND
MAY WELL BE REMEMBERED AS A COLD, WET AND SNOWY MONTH. HOWEVER, IS
THIS REALLY AN ACCURATE DEPICTION COMPARED TO NORMAL?

IT INDEED WAS A COLD MONTH TO END THE FALL SEASON. THREE-QUARTERS OF
THE DAYS IN NOVEMBER HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL AND
EIGHT OF THESE DAYS WERE AT LEAST 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THERE
WERE JUST 8 DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 50 DEGREES OR WARMER.
THIS NOVEMBER RANKED 11TH IN FEWEST NUMBER OF DAYS WITH HIGH
TEMPERATURES 50 DEGREES OR WARMER.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 36.9, 4.5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 21ST COLDEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD. THE AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS JUST 42.3 WHICH RANKED AS THE 4TH COLDEST AVERAGE
HIGH TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR NOVEMBER.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.86 INCHES, 0.77 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 18TH WETTEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD.
MEASUREABLE PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ON 17 OUT OF 30 DAYS AND WAS
EVENLY DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE MONTH. THIS CAN BE SEEN BY LOOKING AT
THE LONGEST STRETCH OF DAYS IN A ROW WITH NO PRECIPITATION OBSERVED,
WHICH WAS JUST TWO (THE 7TH AND 8TH). THE LONGEST STRETCH OF DAYS IN
A ROW WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION WAS 4, FROM THE 23RD THROUGH THE
26TH. THERE WERE TWO DAYS WITH A HALF INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION
AND ONE DAY HAD MORE THAN 1 INCH, THE 1ST WHEN 1.63 INCHES FELL.

THE COLD TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION COMBINED TO
BRING SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL. THIS RANKED AS THE 52ND
SNOWIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD. IT WAS THE SNOWIEST NOVEMBER SINCE 2015
WHEN 4.2 INCHES WAS MEASURED. A TRACE OR MORE OF SNOW FELL ON 12
DAYS WITH A GREATEST SINGLE DAY AMOUNT OF 1.1 INCHES FALLING ON THE
9TH.

OVERALL, IT INDEED WAS A COLD NOVEMBER WITH ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION BUT SNOWFALL WAS NEAR NORMAL.

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