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SXUS73 KIWX 011640
RERFWA

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1135 AM EST THU JAN 1 2015

...RECORD ANNUAL SNOWFALL AND SECOND COLDEST YEAR ON RECORD...

THE TOTAL SNOWFALL RECORDED FOR 2014 AT FORT WAYNE INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT WAS 68.6 INCHES...35.1 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS THE
SNOWIEST YEAR ON RECORD...EXCEEDING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 61.6
INCHES SET IN 1982 BY AN INCREDIBLE 7 INCHES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY
IMPRESSIVE SINCE DECEMBER OF 2014 ONLY HAD 0.6 INCHES OF SNOWFALL.

IT WAS ALSO THE SECOND COLDEST YEAR ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE. THE
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 47.5 DEGREES...3.0 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE
COLDEST YEAR ON RECORD IS 1917 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 46.5.

A COMPLETE REVIEW OF 2014 CAN BE FOUND USING THE PIL INDCLAFWA OR AT
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/IWX (ALL LOWERCASE).

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LASHLEY












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