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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
841 AM EST THU JAN 1 2015

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...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1912 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              71   12/02/1982
 LOW              -18   12/22/1989
HIGHEST            56   12/23        MM      MM       59  12/05
                                                          12/04
LOWEST             10   12/31        MM      MM       -4  12/12
AVG. MAXIMUM     38.3              36.2     2.1     35.1
AVG. MINIMUM     27.0              22.1     4.9     19.7
MEAN             32.6              29.1     3.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6              10.8    -4.8       18
DAYS MIN <= 32     24              25.6    -1.6       26
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.5    -1.5        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.56   1990
 MINIMUM         0.34   1943
TOTALS           1.72              2.77   -1.05     2.86
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.09   -0.03     0.09
DAYS >= .01        12              13.0    -1.0       16
DAYS >= .10         5               6.5    -1.5        5
DAYS >= .50         1               1.7    -0.7        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.57   12/23 TO 12/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.3   1973
TOTALS            0.6               8.5    -7.9      9.9
SINCE 7/1         4.8              10.6    -5.8     10.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 3      -3        1
DAYS >= 1.0         0               2.3    -2.3        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   12/28                          5
 24 HR TOTAL      0.2   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     993              1111    -118     1155
 SINCE 7/1       2439              2328     111     2456
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        731               809     -78      855
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    28/270    DATE  12/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    35/260    DATE  12/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         21

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     82

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               1
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          5     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               10     SLEET                      2
FOG                      23     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                     12

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

&&

...LITTLE SNOW AND RELATIVELY MILD TEMPERATURES DURING DECEMBER...

AFTER A VERY COLD AND RELATIVELY SNOWY NOVEMBER...DECEMBER WAS A
DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT MONTH WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
SNOWFALL THAT WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL.

DECEMBER BEGAN WITH SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ENDED
WITH TEMPERATURES MUCH BELOW NORMAL. HOWEVER...MOST DAYS IN BETWEEN
WERE WARMER THAN NORMAL. ONLY 10 DAYS HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
BELOW NORMAL AND THE COLDEST WAS ON THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH WHICH
WAS 11 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. BETWEEN THE 4TH AND 30TH...ONLY FOUR DAYS
WERE BELOW NORMAL...THE 7TH...10TH...11TH AND 12TH. THERE WERE 7
DAYS IN DECEMBER IN WHICH THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS GREATER
THAN 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE WARMEST DAY WAS THE 23RD WITH A
HIGH OF 56 AND A LOW OF 39 FOR AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 48 DEGREES.
THE COLDEST DAY WAS THE 31ST WITH A HIGH OF 20...LOW OF 10 AND AN
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 15.

THE WEATHER WAS VERY TRANQUIL AND RELATIVELY MILD...ESPECIALLY
COMPARED TO THE VERY COLD AND SNOWY NOVEMBER. ONLY A HANDFUL OF
WEATHER SYSTEMS BROUGHT PRECIPITATION TO THE FORT WAYNE AREA. 0.63
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 22ND...23RD AND 24TH WITH A VERY
COMPLEX WINTER STORM SYSTEM THAT MOVED JUST EAST OF THE LOCAL AREA.
WITH COLD AIR LACKING AND WARM MOISTURE FROM THE PACIFIC AND GULF OF
MEXICO STREAMING INTO THE AREA...PRECIPITATION FELL AS MAINLY RAIN
WITH ONLY A FEW WET SNOWFLAKES FALLING ON THE BACK SIDE AS THIS
SYSTEM DEPARTED. ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM PASSING THROUGH THE OHIO
VALLEY BROUGHT 0.44 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION ON THE 15TH THROUGH
17TH.

WITH THE LACK OF COLD AIR AND PRECIPITATION PRODUCING WEATHER
SYSTEMS...IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT THE MONTH ENDED AS ONE OF THE LEAST
SNOWIEST DECEMBERS ON RECORD IN FORT WAYNE. WHAT IS A SURPRISE IS THAT
THIS FOLLOWED A NOVEMBER THAT HAD MORE SNOW AND WAS THE 25TH
SNOWIEST NOVEMBER WITH 4.2 INCHES. IRONICALLY...FORT WAYNE RECEIVED
MORE SNOWFALL IN DECEMBER THAN SOUTH BEND INDIANA...WHICH IS KNOWN
FOR ITS LAKE EFFECT SNOWFALL. THIS HAS ONLY OCCURRED 12 TIMES SINCE
1912.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 32.6 DEGREES WHICH WAS 3.5
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 29TH WARMEST DECEMBER
DATING BACK TO 1912. THERE WERE JUST 6 DAYS WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE
OF 32 DEGREES OR COLDER. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 56 ON THE 23RD
AND THE COLDEST WAS 10 ON THE 31ST.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 1.72 INCHES...1.05 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 32ND DRIEST DECEMBER ON RECORD SINCE 1912.

MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON JUST FOUR DAYS WITH THE GREATEST BEING 0.2
INCHES ON BOTH THE 27TH AND 30TH. THIS RANKED AS THE 5TH LEAST
SNOWIEST DECEMBER ON RECORD SINCE 1912.

$$
LASHLEY









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