Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Fort Wayne, IN

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
000
CXUS53 KIWX 011609
CLMFWA

INDCLMFWA 000
TTAA00 KIWX 011557


CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1156 AM EDT FRI MAY 1 2015

...................................

...THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              90   04/11/1930
                        04/29/1899
 LOW                7   04/07/1982
HIGHEST            80   04/18        MM      MM       79  04/21
LOWEST             26   04/04        MM      MM       23  04/16
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.4              61.1     1.3     61.6
AVG. MINIMUM     38.5              38.9    -0.4     38.0
MEAN             50.5              50.0     0.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      6               6.9    -0.9        5
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.19   1944
 MINIMUM         0.72   1946
TOTALS           3.28              3.52   -0.24     3.99
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.12   -0.01     0.13
DAYS >= .01        13              12.9     0.1       12
DAYS >= .10         8               7.5     0.5        5
DAYS >= .50         2               2.4    -0.4        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.7     0.3        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.21   04/19 TO 04/20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           11.7   1961
TOTALS              T               1.0    -1.0      1.1
SINCE 7/1        45.1              33.5    11.6     74.7
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.3    -0.3        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             1
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/22 TO 04/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     428               458     -30      449
 SINCE 7/1       6538              5882     656     6769
COOLING TOTAL       0                 8      -8        1
 SINCE 1/1          0                 8      -8        1
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/240    DATE  04/21
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/250    DATE  04/21

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      1

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

$$

...APRIL WAS A LITTLE WARMER AND A LITTLE DRIER THAN NORMAL...

IT WAS A RATHER UNEVENTFUL APRIL AS TEMPERATURES AVERAGED JUST A
LITTLE WARMER THAN NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL. THERE
WAS A VARIETY OF WEATHER INCLUDING SNOW SHOWERS...THUNDERSTORMS...
FROST...AND TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM THE MIDDLE 20S TO 80 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 50.5 DEGREES...JUST 0.5 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 39TH WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD SINCE
1912. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 26 ON THE 4TH AND THE WARMEST WAS
80 ON THE 18TH.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.28 INCHES...0.24 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 52ND WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD. MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 13 DAYS AND TWO DAYS...THE 19TH AND
25TH...RECEIVED OVER A HALF INCH OF RAINFALL. THE 19TH ACTUALLY
RECEIVED 1.06 INCHES OF RAIN.

THERE WAS A TRACE OF SNOWFALL ON THE 22ND AND TOTAL FOR THE MONTH
WAS JUST A TRACE. THIS WAS 1.4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS TIED FOR
THE 8TH LEAST SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD.





USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.