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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
329 PM EDT WED MAY 1 2019

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              90   04/11/1930
                        04/29/1899
 LOW                7   04/07/1982
HIGHEST            75   04/22        MM      MM       79  04/13
                        04/16
LOWEST             23   04/01        MM      MM       19  04/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.7              61.1    -1.4     54.7
AVG. MINIMUM     41.3              38.9     2.4     33.4
MEAN             50.5              50.0     0.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               6.9    -5.9       14
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.19   1944
 MINIMUM         0.72   1946
TOTALS           5.55              3.52    2.03     2.25
DAILY AVG.       0.19              0.12    0.07     0.08
DAYS >= .01        16              12.9     3.1       15
DAYS >= .10        10               7.5     2.5        4
DAYS >= .50         4               2.4     1.6        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.7     0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.25   04/25 TO 04/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           11.7   1961
TOTALS            0.1               1.0    -0.9      2.4
SINCE 7/1        24.7              33.5    -8.8     32.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/01                          0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.1   04/14 TO 04/14

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     427               458     -31      624
 SINCE 7/1       5682              5882    -200     5834
COOLING TOTAL       0                 8      -8        1
 SINCE 1/1          0                 8      -8        1
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/220    DATE  04/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/070    DATE  04/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
  0
 10
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
HAZE                      0

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

&&

...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.

BROWN

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