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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
952 AM EDT SAT JUN 1 2019

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              97   05/28/2018
 LOW               27   05/04/2005
                        05/10/1966
                        05/01/1963
HIGHEST            86   05/18        MM      MM       97  05/28
LOWEST             38   05/14        MM      MM       45  05/08
                        05/11
AVG. MAXIMUM     71.1              71.7    -0.6     79.7
AVG. MINIMUM     52.2              49.2     3.0     56.7
MEAN             61.6              60.4     1.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.6    -0.6        3
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        10.17   2011
 MINIMUM         0.48   1925
TOTALS           3.82              4.27   -0.45     3.31
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.14   -0.02     0.11
DAYS >= .01        21              13.0     8.0       13
DAYS >= .10        10               8.1     1.9        8
DAYS >= .50         2               2.7    -0.7        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.0    -1.0        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.55   05/26 TO 05/26
                        04/30 TO 05/01
                        05/01 TO 05/01

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.5   1940
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1        24.7              33.5    -8.8     32.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   05/31 TO 05/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     165               190     -25       35
 SINCE 7/1       5847              6072    -225     5869
COOLING TOTAL      68                49      19      143
 SINCE 1/1         68                57      11      144
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.5
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           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            1
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         19

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74


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

&&

...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.

THERE WAS NO SNOWFALL IN MAY. 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.

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