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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
624 AM EDT TUE MAY 1 2018

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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              90   04/11/1930
                        04/29/1899
 LOW                7   04/07/1982
HIGHEST            79   04/13        MM      MM       85  04/26
LOWEST             19   04/08        MM      MM       29  04/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     54.7              61.1    -6.4     66.1
AVG. MINIMUM     33.4              38.9    -5.5     44.4
MEAN             44.1              50.0    -5.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     14               6.9     7.1        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.19   1944
 MINIMUM         0.72   1946
TOTALS           2.25              3.52   -1.27     3.95
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.12   -0.04     0.13
DAYS >= .01        15              12.9     2.1       15
DAYS >= .10         4               7.5    -3.5        8
DAYS >= .50         2               2.4    -0.4        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.66   04/14 TO 04/14

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           11.7   1961
TOTALS            2.4               1.0     1.4      0.4
SINCE 7/1        32.7              33.5    -0.8     18.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.8   04/19 TO 04/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     624               458     166      305
 SINCE 7/1       5834              5882     -48     4783
COOLING TOTAL       1                 8      -7       20
 SINCE 1/1          1                 8      -7       20
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/270    DATE  04/04
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/260    DATE  04/04

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68


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

&&

...A COLD MONTH WITH BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

THE COLD SPRING CONTINUED THROUGH APRIL IN THE FORT WAYNE AREA WITH
WELL BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES, BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION BUT ABOVE
NORMAL SNOWFALL.

WHILE MARCH AND APRIL BOTH EXPERIENCED BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES,
APRIL WAS SIGNIFICANTLY COLDER COMPARED TO NORMAL. THERE WERE 12
DAYS WHICH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 10 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW
NORMAL. THE MONTH BEGAN VERY COLD AS 9 OF THE FIRST 10 DAYS HAD AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF AT LEAST 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS
THE 5TH COLDEST FIRST 10 DAYS OF APRIL ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE. THE
PERIOD OF MARCH 20TH THROUGH APRIL 20TH, THE FIRST MONTH OF SPRING,
WAS THE 9TH COLDEST ON RECORD FOR THIS PERIOD WITH AN AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE OF 40.2 DEGREES.

TEMPERATURES BRIEFLY WARMED INTO THE 60S AND 70S FROM THE 11TH
THROUGH THE 14TH BUT THIS WAS SHORT LIVED AS ANOTHER ARCTIC COLD
SHOT BROUGHT TEMPERATURES PLUMMETING BACK INTO THE 30S AND 40S WITH
LIGHT SNOW ACROSS THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WOULD MODERATE DURING THE
LATTER HALF OF THE MONTH BUT STILL REMAINED BELOW NORMAL FOR MUCH OF
THE PERIOD.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 44.1 DEGREES, 5.9 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 7TH COLDEST APRIL ON RECORD. THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 79 ON THE 13TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 19 ON THE 8TH.

PRECIPITATION FOR APRIL MEASURED 2.25 INCHES, 1.27 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 31ST DRIEST APRIL ON RECORD.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.4 INCHES, 1.4 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 18TH SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD.

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LASHLEY



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