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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
450 PM EDT WED APR 1 2020

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              87   03/21/2012
 LOW              -10   03/01/1967
HIGHEST            66   03/09        MM      MM       69  03/14
LOWEST             16   03/01        MM      MM        8  03/05
                                                          03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     50.5              48.0     2.5     45.0
AVG. MINIMUM     32.4              28.7     3.7     27.2
MEAN             41.5              38.4     3.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               2.7    -2.7        5
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              20.0    -2.0       22
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.10   1913
 MINIMUM         0.48   2001
TOTALS           3.23              2.71    0.52     3.95
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.09    0.01     0.13
DAYS >= .01        19              12.2     6.8       11
DAYS >= .10         7               6.3     0.7        6
DAYS >= .50         2               1.7     0.3        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.4    -0.4        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.90   03/18 TO 03/18

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           19.5   1964
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            1.9               4.1    -2.2      2.7
SINCE 7/1        25.0              32.5    -7.5     24.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         1               1.3    -0.3        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         1   03/15                          1
                        03/01
 24 HR TOTAL      1.1   03/22 TO 03/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     720               826    -106      889
 SINCE 7/1       4927              5424    -497     5255
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    45/230    DATE  03/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    61/230    DATE  03/29

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            1
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         21

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
  0
  4
  0
  0
  3
  0
  3
HAZE                      2

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

&&

...AN UNREMARKABLE MONTH...

MARCH BEGAN ON A WARM NOTES, WITH SEVERAL DAYS SEEING A DAILY
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE NORMAL. HIGHS IN THE 50S WERE COMMON, WITH
A COUPLE OF DAYS IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 60S. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
FOR MARCH 9TH WAS 54 DEGREES; 18 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. NOTABLY COLDER
AIR ARRIVED LATER ON, WITH HIGHS IN THE 30S AND LOWS IN THE 20S ON
THE 21ST AND 22ND. SNOW ARRIVED ALONG WITH THE COLD AIR. 1.2 INCHES
OF SNOW WAS REPORTED THROUGH THE 22ND AND 23RD. ONE MORE BOUT OF
WARMTH WAS REALIZED BEGINNING ON THE 25TH, BEFORE A STRONG STORM
SYSTEM BROUGHT COOLER AIR BACK TO THE AREA ON THE 29TH WITH A PEAK
WIND GUST OF 61 MPH OBSERVED.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 41.5 DEGREES, WHICH IS 3.1
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 25TH WARMEST MARCH.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH TOTALED 3.23 INCHES, WHICH IS 0.52
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 47TH WETTEST MARCH. THE
GREATEST SINGLE-DAY TOTAL WAS 0.90 INCHES ON THE 18TH.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS 1.9 INCHES, WHICH IS 2.2 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. MOST OF THIS SNOW FELL ON THE 14TH AND 22ND, WHEN 0.6 AND
1.1 INCHES OF SNOW (RESPECTIVELY) WAS OBSERVED. THIS RANKS AS THE
35TH LEAST SNOWIEST MARCH.

$$
BROWN/MURPHY



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