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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
322 AM EST SUN NOV 01 2020

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2020

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           83   10/09         MM      MM       89  10/01
LOWEST            29   10/31         MM      MM       31  10/18
AVG. MAXIMUM    62.4               63.4    -1.0     64.4
AVG. MINIMUM    40.6               41.8    -1.2     43.0
MEAN            51.5               52.6    -1.1
DAYS MAX >= 90     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     3                4.2    -1.2        3
DAYS MIN <= 0      0                0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        9.26   1954
 MINIMUM        0.14   1964
TOTALS          4.55               2.84    1.71     3.69
DAILY AVG.      0.15               0.09    0.06     0.12
DAYS >= .01       11                9.7     1.3       10
DAYS >= .10        8                5.8     2.2        5
DAYS >= .50        4                1.8     2.2        3
DAYS >= 1.00       2                0.7     1.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   1.48   10/20 TO 10/21

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           8.0   1989
TOTALS           0.0                0.3    -0.3      0.5
SINCE 7/1        0.0                0.3    -0.3       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     0                                   0
DAYS >= 1.0        0                0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        0                                   0
 24 HR TOTAL      MM

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    413                393      20      365
 SINCE 7/1       519                509      10      383
COOLING TOTAL      3                  9      -6       22
 SINCE 1/1       936                809     127      994
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/290    DATE  10/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/230    DATE  10/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.64
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              4     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               17     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      1

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

&&

...A DRY START TO THE MONTH, THEN A WET LATE MONTH...

OCTOBER BEGAN WITH A STRETCH OF BELOW-NORMAL TEMPERATURES, AND A
QUICK DOSE OF RAIN ON THE 4TH; 0.58 INCHES. AS TEMPERATURES WARMED
TO ABOVE NORMAL BEGINNING ON THE 6TH, THE NEXT BOUT OF RAIN WOULD
NOT BE REALIZED UNTIL THE 12TH. AS A RESULT OF CONTINUED DRYNESS,
DROUGHT CONDITIONS WERE UNCHANGED FOR MUCH OF OCTOBER. THAT IS,
SOUTHERN MICHIGAN INTO NORTHWEST OHIO WAS SAID TO BE "ABNORMALLY
DRY" ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR. MEANWHILE, WESTERN
WILLIAMS COUNTY, OHIO THROUGH WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA WERE LABELED AS
"MODERATE DROUGHT". A ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 12TH PRODUCED A
48 MPH WIND GUST AT THE AIRPORT BUT THE RAINFALL OF 0.22 INCHES WAS
NOT ENOUGH TO EASE THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

DROUGHT CONDITIONS IMPROVED SLIGHTLY DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE
MONTH. FROM THE 18TH THROUGH 23RD, 3.31 INCHES OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED.
AN ADDITIONAL 0.38 INCHES WAS OBSERVED FROM THE THE 27TH THROUGH
29TH. THIS STRETCH OF WET WEATHER EASED THE DROUGHT FOR PORTIONS OF
NORTHWEST OHIO AND ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA.

TEMPERATURES TURNED NOTABLY COOLER FOR THE END OF THE MONTH AS WELL,
WITH A BELOW-NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE ON 13 OF THE FINAL 17 DAYS. THE
HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 44 DEGREES ON THE 27TH NEARLY BROKE THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 39 DEGREES SET IN 1925.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 51.5 DEGREES WHICH IS 1.1
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 36TH COLDEST ON RECORD. TOTAL
PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 4.55 INCHES WHICH IS 1.71 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 14TH WETTEST OCTOBER. NO SNOW WAS
OBSERVED THIS MONTH. THE NORMAL FOR OCTOBER IS 0.3 INCHES.

BROWN

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