More on 2012, new resources for 2013

January 5th, 2013 at 11:21 am by under Weather

Fort Wayne 2012 Precip (NWS Northern Indiana – Obergfell & Bentley)

Just as we’ve been reviewing the top weather events of 2012 here on the blog and on NewsChannel 15, our local National Weather Service (NWS) office has also been analyzing 2012′s year of weather and has posted a look back on its website.  The NWS post features a month-by-month recap of weather events around the region, plus some great charts, like the one posted here that gives you a quick look at the amount of precip through the year and compares it to our driest year, our wettest year and our average yearly precip.

You can track how our precip amounts for the year were near average till May, when we started sinking farther and farther away from that average.  Despite a drought that did ease up from extreme levels, the precip deficit proved too large to overcome.

I know many of you weather watchers who read this blog have a great appetite for weather statistics like these and, if you want to keep track of our local precipitation and snowfall as the year goes on, the National Weather Service has made a new resource available.  Maps that display monthly, seasonal and annual precip and snow totals are available here.  The site also houses comparable maps for our precip and snowfall climate averages.

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