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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1208 PM EDT SAT JUN 1 2019

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SPRING SEASON, FROM
3/1/2019 TO 5/31/2019...

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              97   05/28/2018
 LOW              -10   03/01/1967
HIGHEST            86   05/18        MM      MM       97
LOWEST              8   03/05        MM      MM       19
                        03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.6              60.3    -1.7     59.8
AVG. MINIMUM     40.2              38.9     1.3     39.2
MEAN             49.4              49.6    -0.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.6    -0.6        3
DAYS MAX <= 32      5               2.8     2.2        1
DAYS MIN <= 32     23              27.1    -4.1       40
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        18.50   2011
 MINIMUM         5.07   1958
TOTALS          13.32             10.50    2.82     8.40
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.11    0.04     0.09
DAYS >= .01        48              38.1     9.9       40
DAYS >= .10        26              21.9     4.1       17
DAYS >= .50         8               6.8     1.2        6
DAYS >= 1.00        3               2.1     0.9        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.30   MM

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.5   1964
 24 HR TOTAL       MM
TOTALS            2.8               5.1    -2.3      4.5
SINCE 7/1        24.7              33.5    -8.8     32.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE      10               5.1     4.9       21
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.6    -0.6        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/31                          1
 24 HR TOTAL      1.4   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1481              1475       6     1541
 SINCE 7/1         MM              6072      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL      68                58      10      144
 SINCE 1/1         68                57      11      144
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/250    DATE  05/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    56/240    DATE  05/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             38
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         47

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73


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

&&

SPRING

...A WET SPRING BUT BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL...

THE SPRING CONTINUED A TREND OF FREQUENT PRECIPITATION THAT GOES ALL
THE WAY BACK TO THE WINTER MONTHS. THE LONGEST STRETCH OF DAYS
WITHOUT ANY PRECIPITATION WAS JUST THREE DAYS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.
WHAT IS INCREDIBLE STATISTICALLY IS THAT THE LAST TIME A STRING OF
MORE THAN THREE DAYS IN A ROW OCCURRED WITHOUT ANY PRECIPITATION AT
ALL WAS JANUARY 3RD THROUGH THE 7TH. THAT IS NEARLY 5 MONTHS IN A
ROW OR 150 DAYS!

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR THE 2019 SPRING SEASON WAS 49.4
DEGREES, 0.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 74TH COLDEST
SPRING SEASON. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 86 ON MAY 18TH AND THE
COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 8 DEGREES ON MARCH 4TH AND 5TH.

SPRING PRECIPITATION WAS 13.32 INCHES, 2.82 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 18TH WETTEST SPRING SEASON ON RECORD. MEASUREABLE
PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ON 48 DAYS, WHICH IS ABOUT 10 DAYS ABOVE
NORMAL FOR THE SEASON.

SPRING SNOWFALL WAS 2.8 INCHES, 2.3 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED
AS THE 34TH LEAST SNOWIEST WINTER SEASON.

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.

BELOW IS THE MONTH BY MONTH SUMMARY OF THE 2019 SPRING SEASON.

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.

$$
LASHLEY



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