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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
233 PM EDT SUN MAY 01 2022...CORRECTED NARRATIVE

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2022...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1991 TO 2020
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2022

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           84   04/23         MM      MM       83  04/27
LOWEST            25   04/02         MM      MM       20  04/02
AVG. MAXIMUM    57.7               60.9    -3.2     62.0
AVG. MINIMUM    38.0               39.4    -1.4     38.4
MEAN            47.9               50.2    -2.3
DAYS MAX >= 90     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     7                6.9     0.1        8
DAYS MIN <= 0      0                0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        7.19   1944
 MINIMUM        0.72   1946
TOTALS          2.54               3.74   -1.20     2.95
DAILY AVG.      0.08               0.12   -0.04     0.10
DAYS >= .01       16               13.2     2.8       11
DAYS >= .10        6                7.7    -1.7        7
DAYS >= .50        2                2.4    -0.4        2
DAYS >= 1.00       0                0.8    -0.8        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   0.65   04/30 TO 04/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          11.7   1961
TOTALS           1.3                0.8     0.5      4.8
SINCE 7/1       23.2               33.6   -10.4     35.8
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     T                                   0
DAYS >= 1.0        0                0.3    -0.3        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH       MM                                   4
 24 HR TOTAL     0.6   04/18 TO 04/18

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    514                452      62      443
 SINCE 7/1      5472               5767    -295     5464
COOLING TOTAL      8                  7       1        3
 SINCE 1/1         8                  8       0        3
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/240    DATE  04/14
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/240    DATE  04/14

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.77
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            0
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         20

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               19     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

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DRIER AND COOLER, THOUGH WITH SLIGHTLY MORE SNOW THAN NORMAL

THIS MONTH CONTAINED UPS AND DOWNS AS FAR AS TEMPERATURE GOES, BUT
DESPITE A PLEASANT WARM UP BETWEEN THE 21ST AND THE 24TH, THE MONTH
STILL FINISHED BELOW NORMAL FOR MEAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. DUE TO
THE AFOREMENTIONED LATER MONTH WARM UP, THE GROWING SEASON STARTED
IN THE AREA AND A FREEZE WARNING WAS ISSUED FOR THE MORNING OF THE
27TH WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 31 DEGREES RECORDED. A RECORD WARM
LOW TEMPERATURE WAS ACHIEVED ON THE 13TH AT 61 DEGREES, WHICH BROKE
THE OLD RECORD SET BACK IN 1955. THIS IS ALSO THE 10TH EARLIEST
INSTANCE OF AN OBSERVED MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 60 DEGREES OR WARMER.

FORT WAYNE ACTUALLY HAD AN ABOVE NORMAL APRIL WHEN IT COMES TO
SNOWFALL. BUT THAT ISN`T SAYING MUCH SINCE THE NORMAL IS 0.8 INCHES
OF SNOW. THERE WERE THREE DAYS OF MEASUREABLE SNOW THIS MONTH WITH
THE HIGHEST SNOWFALL OCCURRING ON THE 18TH AT 0.6 INCHES, WHICH
BROKE THE OLD DAILY SNOWFALL RECORD FOR THAT DAY THAT WAS SET BACK
IN 1956.

$$

ROLLER/MURPHY/HOLSTEN


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