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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1101 PM EST SUN DEC 1 2019

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE FALL SEASON 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
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             100   09/02/1953
                        09/01/1953
 LOW                    11/30/1958
                        11/25/1950
                        11/24/1950
HIGHEST            89   10/01        MM      MM       93
                        09/30
                        09/12
LOWEST              6   11/13        MM      MM       20
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.7              63.1    -0.4     61.6
AVG. MINIMUM     42.9              42.4     0.5     44.9
MEAN             52.8              52.8     0.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               1.2    -1.2        5
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               1.4     0.6        3
DAYS MIN <= 32     22              18.7     3.3       21
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        16.47   1992
 MINIMUM         2.89   1964
TOTALS           7.93              8.73   -0.80     8.97
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.10   -0.01     0.10
DAYS >= .01        28              30.0    -2.0       36
DAYS >= .10        14              17.9    -3.9       21
DAYS >= .50         6               5.7     0.3        5
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.9     0.1        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.57   10/26 TO 10/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           14.1   1950
 24 HR TOTAL      2.9   11/11 TO 11/11
TOTALS            6.9               2.1     4.8      2.1
SINCE 7/1         6.9               2.1     4.8      2.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= TRACE       6               2.8     3.2       13
DAYS >= 1.0         2               0.6     1.4        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   11/24                          1
                        11/12
                        11/13
 24 HR TOTAL      2.9   11/11 TO 11/11

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1244              1205      39     1287
 SINCE 7/1         MM              1217      MM       MM
COOLING TOTAL     156                92      64      242
 SINCE 1/1        994               809     185     1218
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/240    DATE  11/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    61/240    DATE  11/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             48
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         33

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
  0
  8
  0
  0
  4
  2
  2
HAZE                      9

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.
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THE MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS 52.8 DEGREES WHICH MATCHES THE NORMAL
VALUE FOR THE SEASON. 7.93 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL THIS FALL,
WHICH WAS 0.80 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 60TH DRIEST
FALL ON RECORD. THERE WAS 6.9 INCHES OF SNOW, WHICH IS 4.8 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 8TH SNOWIEST FALL ON RECORD. THIS
WAS THE SNOWIEST FALL SINCE 1996 WHEN 8.1 INCHES WAS OBSERVED.

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF EACH FALL MONTH.

BROWN

SEPTEMBER
...A WARM MONTH WITH A RAINY FINISH...

FORT WAYNE STARTED THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER WITH BELOW AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES ON 7 OUT OF 8 DAYS, BUT THEN THE REST OF THE MONTH
TURNED AROUND TO HAVE ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. THE MONTH`S HIGH
TEMPERATURE OF 89 WAS OBSERVED ON SEPTEMBER 12TH AND SEPTEMBER 30TH.
THE 89 DEGREES THAT WAS OBSERVED ON SEPTEMBER 30TH BROKE THE OLD
RECORD OF 88 DEGREES THAT WAS SET IN 1971. THE MONTH FINISHED WITH
ABOVE AVERAGE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BY 4.4 DEGREES, WHICH RANKED AS
THE 11TH WARMEST FOR THE PERIOD OF RECORD.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE FIRST 25 DAYS OF THE MONTH WAS RATHER LOW WITH
ONLY 1 DAY RECEIVING GREATER THAN 0.5 INCH AND ONLY 12 OF THOSE DAYS
RECEIVING AT LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION. THEN, IT RAINED BETWEEN
THE 27TH AND 29TH ESSENTIALLY DOUBLING THE MONTHLY TOTAL. THE DAY
WITH THE MOST PRECIPITATION WAS SEPTEMBER 27TH HAVING RECEIVED 1.05
INCH. THE MONTH FINISHED WITH BELOW AVERAGE PRECIPITATION BY AROUND
0.21, WHICH RANKED AS THE 62ND DRIEST FOR THE PERIOD OF RECORD. AS
SUCH, THE DROUGHT MONITOR DEGRADED THE DROUGHT CLASS BY 1 ACROSS THE
AREA DURING THE MONTH.
BY:ROLLER/BROWN

OCTOBER
...NOTABLY WARM TO START, WINTER CHILL TO END...

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 89 DEGREES ON THE 1ST. THIS
BROKE THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD HIGH OF 88 IN 1897. THE MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE FOR THIS DAY WAS 66 DEGREES; TWO DEGREES AWAY FROM THE
MONTHLY RECORD WARMEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURE. COMPARE THESE BALMY
TEMPERATURES TO THE LOWEST TEMPERATURES OF THE MONTH, 31 DEGREES ON
THE 18TH, AND 32 DEGREES ON THE 31ST! THE MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR THE
MONTH WAS 53.7 DEGREES; 1.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE
56TH WARMEST ON RECORD.

A PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS ALSO OBSERVED THIS MONTH. ON THE 26TH,
1.57 INCHES OF RAIN BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.47 SET IN 1991.
THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.69 INCHES; 0.85 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. ABOUT 76% OF THE MONTH`S PRECIPITATION TOTAL FELL ON
THE FINAL SIX DAYS OF THE MONTH; 2.82 INCHES. THIS RANKS AS THE 23RD
WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD. THIS WAS THE WETTEST OCTOBER SINCE 2011
WHEN 3.81 INCHES WAS OBSERVED.

0.5 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED ON THE 31ST. THIS WAS THE ONLY DATE
WITH SNOW FOR THE MONTH. THIS IS 0.2 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE
MONTH. THIS TIES 1972 AS THE 11TH SNOWIEST OCTOBER ON RECORD.
SPECIFICALLY FOR HALLOWEEN, 0.5 INCHES RANKS AS THE SECOND GREATEST
DAILY TOTAL BEHIND 1.5 INCHES IN 1917.

BROWN

NOVEMBER
...NOVEMBRRR 2019 BREAKS 98+ YEAR-OLD RECORDS...

NOVEMBER 12TH AND 13TH WERE THE DAYS FORT WAYNE REACHED ROCK-BOTTOM
DURING A COLD NOVEMBER 2019. HIGHS WERE IN THE 20S AND OVERNIGHT
LOWS WERE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. SIXTEEN OF THE FIRST EIGHTEEN DAYS
OF THE MONTH HAD A DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL. THIS
STRETCH, NOVEMBER 1-18, RANKED AS THE FIRST COLDEST ON RECORD WITH
AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 33.9 DEGREES (FIRST COLDEST: 1951, 33.9
DEGREES).

FOUR RECORDS WERE SET AT FORT WAYNE THIS MONTH. NOVEMBER 12TH HAD
TWO RECORDS: THE LOW TEMPERATURE OF 9 DEGREES BROKE THE PREVIOUS
RECORD OF 11 DEGREES IN 1911. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 25 DEGREES SET
A NEW RECORD COLD HIGH TEMPERATURE. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 27 SET
IN 1920. THE LOW TEMPERATURE ON NOVEMBER 13TH OF 6 DEGREES WAS A NEW
RECORD, BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 10 DEGREES IN 1911. LASTLY,
NOVEMBER 11TH SAW A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 2.9 INCHES. THIS BREAKS THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 2 INCHES SET IN 1921.

THE MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 36.0 DEGREES. THIS IS 5.4
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 12TH COLDEST NOVEMBER ON
RECORD.

FOR THE MONTH, 6.4 INCHES OF SNOW WAS OBSERVED. THIS IS 4.6 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 9TH SNOWIEST ON RECORD. 1.65 INCHES
OF PRECIPITATION WAS OBSERVED. THIS IS 1.44 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKS AS THE 29TH DRIEST ON RECORD.

ONE ADDITIONAL NOTE FOR THE MONTH WAS A WIND STORM ON THE 27TH IN
WHICH A WIND GUST OF 60 MPH WAS RECORDED. THIS STORM RESULTED IN
SOME PROPERTY DAMAGE INCLUDING DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES.

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