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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
530 AM EST FRI FEB 1 2019

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              69   01/25/1950
 LOW              -24   01/12/1918
HIGHEST            55   01/07        MM      MM       59  01/11
LOWEST            -13   01/30        MM      MM      -13  01/02
AVG. MAXIMUM     32.6              32.4     0.2     32.6
AVG. MINIMUM     18.1              17.4     0.7     17.7
MEAN             25.4              24.9     0.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     15              15.3    -0.3       15
DAYS MIN <= 32     27              27.4    -0.4       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       4               3.4     0.6        7

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.72   1950
 MINIMUM         0.39   1966
TOTALS           2.12              2.26   -0.14     1.25
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.07    0.00     0.04
DAYS >= .01        12              12.6    -0.6       14
DAYS >= .10         6               5.4     0.6        4
DAYS >= .50         1               1.2    -0.2        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.26   12/31 TO 01/01
                        01/01 TO 01/02
                        01/02 TO 01/03

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.3   2014
TOTALS           14.3              10.1     4.2      7.2
SINCE 7/1        16.5              20.7    -4.2     18.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 4      -3        1
DAYS >= 1.0         3               3.1    -0.1        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   01/22                          4
                        01/21
                        01/20
 24 HR TOTAL      4.7   01/19 TO 01/19

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1223              1243     -20     1228
 SINCE 7/1       3409              3571    -162     3450
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/270    DATE  01/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    55/260    DATE  01/30

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         17

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     77


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

&&

...THE END OF JANUARY WAS ABOMINABLE...

JANUARY BEGAN VERY MILD, TRENDED CLOSER TO NORMAL MID MONTH, BUT
THEN ENDED ABOMINABLY COLD WITH TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS NOT
SEEN IN THIS REGION IN A LONG TIME. EVERYONES FAVORITE TERM, THE
POLAR VORTEX, HELPED SEND BITTERLY COLD AIR SOUTH FROM THE ARCTIC
RIGHT INTO THE HEART OF THE GREAT LAKES TO END THE MONTH. THE DAILY
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE AT FORT WAYNE ON THE 30TH WAS 31 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL WHILE ON THE 31ST IT WAS 26 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THESE
DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL ARE ESPECIALLY IMPRESSIVE WHEN YOU FACTOR IN
THAT THIS IS NORMALLY THE COLDEST TIME OF THE YEAR ANYWAY. WIND
CHILLS DURING THESE TWO DAYS REACHED TO BETWEEN 35 BELOW AND 50
BELOW ZERO WHILE ACTUAL AIR TEMPERATURES IN THE REGION FELL TO
BETWEEN 10 BELOW AND 20 BELOW ZERO. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE MEASURED
AT FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS 13 BELOW ZERO WHILE THE
COLDEST WIND CHILL WAS 40 BELOW ZERO.

THROUGH THE FIRST 18 DAYS OF JANUARY, THE AVERAGE MONTHLY
TEMPERATURE WAS 33.0 DEGREES, 8.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FROM THE 19TH TO THE 31ST WAS JUST 14.8 DEGREES. THIS
RANKED AS THE 16TH COLDEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON RECORD FOR THIS
PERIOD TO END JANUARY. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 55
DEGREES ON THE 7TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 13 DEGREES BELOW ZERO ON THE
30TH. THIS WAS A 68 DEGREE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MONTHLY HIGH AND
LOW TEMPERATURE.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR ALL OF JANUARY 2019 ENDED UP
BEING 25.4 DEGREES, 0.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE
64TH WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD.

PRECIPITATION FOR JANUARY WAS 2.12 INCHES, 0.14 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 66TH DRIEST JANUARY ON RECORD. DESPITE THE BELOW
NORMAL PRECIPITATION, SNOWFALL WAS ABOVE NORMAL. TOTAL SNOWFALL WAS
14.3 INCHES, 4.2 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 19TH
SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD.

SEVERAL DAILY RECORDS WERE SET IN JANUARY. A DAILY MAXIMUM
PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS SET ON THE 23RD WITH 0.87 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION. A RECORD LOW MINIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET ON
THE 30TH WITH A LOW OF 13 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. A RECORD LOW MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS SET ON THE 30TH WITH A HIGH OF JUST 0
DEGREES. THE SAME RECORD WAS TIED ON THE 31ST WITH A HIGH OF 6
DEGREES ABOVE ZERO.

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LASHLEY


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