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CXUS53 KIWX 011258  
CLMFWA  
 
CLIMATE REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA  
839 AM EDT SAT AUG 1 2020   
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..THE FORT WAYNE CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2020
 
 
CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010  
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1897 TO 2020  
 
WEATHER OBSERVED NORMAL DEPART LAST YEAR'S  
VALUE DATE(S) VALUE FROM VALUE DATE(S)  
NORMAL    
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TEMPERATURE (F)  
RECORD  
HIGH 106 07/14/1936  
07/22/1934  
LOW 38 07/02/1904  
HIGHEST 95 07/07 MM MM 95 07/10  
07/06 07/02  
LOWEST 56 07/14 MM MM 55 07/25  
07/24  
AVG. MAXIMUM 87.6 84.4 3.2 87.0  
AVG. MINIMUM 66.2 62.7 3.5 67.1  
MEAN 76.9 73.6 3.3  
DAYS MAX >= 90 11 5.4 5.6 10  
DAYS MAX <= 32 0 0.0 0.0 0  
DAYS MIN <= 32 0 0.0 0.0 0  
DAYS MIN <= 0 0 0.0 0.0 0  
 
PRECIPITATION (INCHES)  
RECORD  
MAXIMUM 11.00 1986  
MINIMUM 0.41 1974  
TOTALS 5.25 4.24 1.01 3.31  
DAILY AVG. 0.17 0.14 0.03 0.11  
DAYS >= .01 10 9.8 0.2 9  
DAYS >= .10 8 6.8 1.2 8  
DAYS >= .50 3 2.7 0.3 2  
DAYS >= 1.00 1 1.3 -0.3 1  
GREATEST  
24 HR. TOTAL 2.24 07/27 TO 07/27  
 
SNOWFALL (INCHES)  
RECORDS  
TOTAL T 2014  
TOTALS 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
SINCE 7/1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
SNOWDEPTH AVG. 0 MM MM 0  
DAYS >= 1.0 0 0.0 0.0 0  
GREATEST  
SNOW DEPTH 0 MM 0  
24 HR TOTAL 0.0 07/31 TO 07/31  
 
DEGREE_DAYS  
HEATING TOTAL 0 3 -3 0  
SINCE 7/1 0 3 -3 0  
COOLING TOTAL 380 267 113 380  
SINCE 1/1 670 506 164 641    
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WIND (MPH)  
AVERAGE WIND SPEED 6.3  
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION 45/340 DATE 07/08  
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION 67/340 DATE 07/08  
 
SKY COVER  
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT) MM  
AVERAGE SKY COVER 0.50  
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR 8  
NUMBER OF DAYS PC 17  
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY 6  
 
AVERAGE RH (PERCENT) 71  
 
- INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.  
R INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.  
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.  
T INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.  
 

 
   
..ONE DAY'S RAIN WORKS TO EASE OTHERWISE DRY CONDITIONS
 
 
JULY WAS NOTABLY HOT AND HUMID, WHICH OF COURSE TENDS TO HAPPEN IN  
THE SUMMER MONTHS. HOWEVER, THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR JULY 2020,  
76.9 DEGREES, MAKING THIS JULY THE 15TH WARMEST ON RECORD. ELEVEN 90-  
DEGREE DAYS WERE OBSERVED THIS MONTH WHICH IS THE GREATEST SINCE  
2012 WHEN THE TALLY WAS TWENTY. THERE WERE EIGHT CONSECUTIVE 90-  
DEGREE DAYS FROM JULY 2 TO 9. THERE HAVE BEEN TWENTY 90-DEGREE DAYS  
SO FAR THIS YEAR, TYING AS THE 22ND GREATEST.  
 
RAINFALL WAS HARD TO FIND FOR MUCH OF THE AREA. JULY 1 STARTED WITH  
MUCH OF INDIANA DECLARED AS "ABNORMALLY DRY" ON THE U.S. DROUGHT  
MONITOR. BY MID-MONTH, PORTIONS OF NORTHERN INDIANA WERE DECLARED TO  
BE PART OF A "MODERATE DROUGHT". BOTH OF THESE AREAS WERE FURTHER  
EXPANDED BY THE END OF THE MONTH.  
 
A RATHER DECEPTIVE 5.25 INCHES OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED AT FORT WAYNE,  
WHICH IS 1.01 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. 2.24 INCHES FELL ON THE 27TH,  
BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 1.92 IN 1923. THIS SINGLE-DAY RAINFALL  
ESSENTIALLY MASKS THE NOTION OF A DRY MONTH FROM THE RECORD BOOKS.  
THIS MONTHLY TOTAL RANKS AS THE 20TH WETTEST JULY ON RECORD.  
 
ON JUNE 20TH, FORT WAYNE'S TOTAL PRECIPITAITON SINCE JUNE 1 AND  
JANUARY 1 WERE 3.42 AND 2.92 INCHES BELOW NORMAL, RESPECTIVELY. BY  
THE END OF THE MONTH, THESE VALUES IMPROVED TO 1.18 AND 0.68 INCHES,  
RESPECTIVELY.  
 
BROWN/ROLLER  

 
 
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