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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1017 AM EDT THU APR 01 2021

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2021...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2021

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART   LAST YEAR`S
                VALUE   DATE(S)   VALUE   FROM     VALUE DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             87   03/21/2012
 LOW             -10   03/01/1967
HIGHEST           71   03/23         MM      MM       66  03/09
                       03/24
                       03/30
LOWEST            19   03/02         MM      MM       16  03/01
                       03/07
AVG. MAXIMUM    55.8               48.0     7.8     50.5
AVG. MINIMUM    31.5               28.7     2.8     32.4
MEAN            43.7               38.4     5.3
DAYS MAX >= 90     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     0                2.7    -2.7        0
DAYS MIN <= 32    18               20.0    -2.0       18
DAYS MIN <= 0      0                0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        7.10   1913
 MINIMUM        0.48   2001
TOTALS          2.69               2.71   -0.02     3.23
DAILY AVG.      0.09               0.09    0.00     0.10
DAYS >= .01       10               12.2    -2.2       19
DAYS >= .10        6                6.3    -0.3        7
DAYS >= .50        2                1.7     0.3        2
DAYS >= 1.00       0                0.4    -0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   1.01   03/17 TO 03/18

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          19.5   1964
TOTALS           0.1                4.1    -4.0      1.9
SINCE 7/1       31.0               32.5    -1.5       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     T                                   0
DAYS >= 1.0        0                1.3    -1.3        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH       MM                                   1
 24 HR TOTAL     0.1   03/15 TO 03/15

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    652                826    -174      720
 SINCE 7/1      5021               5425    -404     4927
COOLING TOTAL      0                  0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1         0                  0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/050    DATE  03/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/060    DATE  03/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.53
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     60

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              3     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      1
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      3

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

&&

...WARM WITH A DRY START, BUT A WET FINISH...

MARCH WILL BE KNOWN AS A WARM MONTH. THIS IS MAINLY BECAUSE THE
AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 55.8 DEGREES AND
RANKED AS THE 6TH WARMEST. FORT WAYNE HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
43.7 DEGREES FOR MARCH, WHICH RANKED AS THE 14TH WARMEST MARCH.

WITH HOW WARM MARCH WAS FOR FORT WAYNE, IT ONLY RECEIVED A TENTH OF
SNOW ON THE 15TH AND A TRACE ON THE 18TH. THE 0.1 INCHES OF SNOW FOR
THE MONTH RANKED AS TIED FOR THE 11TH LEAST SNOWIEST MARCH.

FORT WAYNE HAD A VERY DRY START TO MARCH WITH MARCH 1 TO MARCH 17
RECEIVING ONLY 0.15 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THIS RANKED AS THE
THIRD DRIEST STRETCH BEHIND 1930 AND 1910. FURTHERMORE, 14 STRAIGHT
DAYS OF PRECIPITATION TOTALLING LESS THAN 0.02 INCHES OCCURRED FROM
MARCH 1ST TO MARCH 14TH. THIS RANKED AS THE 9TH LONGEST STRETCH OF
"DRY" WEATHER IN MARCH. AFTER THE DRY START, A PERIOD OF ACTIVE
WEATHER MOVED IN FOR THE LATTER PART OF THE MONTH WITH MARCH 18TH TO
MARCH 31ST RECEIVING 2.54 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THIS RANKED AS
THE 13TH WETTEST STRETCH FOR THAT PERIOD. OVERALL, FORT WAYNE
RECEIVED 2.69 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH, RANKING AS THE
57TH DRIEST MARCH.

ROLLER/MARSILI

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