March 4th, 2015 at 9:42 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
Our average Fort Wayne high temp for March 5 is 43°. However we’re likely to see highs only in the teens this time around.
Predicted high temps
A high of 16° in Fort Wayne would be the lowest high temp on record for the date. The current record low high is 17° set back in 1978. We’ll also come close to the record low of -4° into Friday morning.
After this latest blast of cold, warmer air moves in for next week.
March 3rd, 2015 at 11:49 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
To simplify weather record-keeping, and to make sure we’re comparing “apples-to-apples” (since dates of the equinoxes and solstices can vary slightly year-to-year), records for the winter season are based on a December-January-February calendar. This is what we call “Meteorological Winter”. “Meteorological Spring” began on March 1 and runs through May 31.
So, with our winter weather data in the books, I want to compare it to the official Live Doppler 15 Fury Winter Weather Outlook the weather team and I put together back in November and announced during our December winter weather special.
Here’s how things panned out:
Live Doppler 15 Fury Winter Forecast vs. Reality
We easily experienced colder than average temps, helped along by the fact that February was more than 12° below average – and was the 3rd coldest February on record in Fort Wayne (even colder than last February, which was nearly 11° below average). In case you’re wondering, December was 3.5° above average and January was 3.3° below average.
As far as snow went, we did end up slightly above, but not that far from, our average Dec/Jan/Feb snow total of 26.3″.
You trusted your Live Doppler 15 Fury Storm Team to prepare you for winter and we delivered. Thank you for turning to us for your forecasts.
March 2nd, 2015 at 7:39 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
Here’s the latest timeline for Tuesday’s upcoming winter weather. Tune in to First News for the latest in the morning to learn how conditions are developing out on the roads before you leave for the day.
As of this post, .1″-.2″ of ice is possible – however, that’s plenty to make roads quite slick and dangerous.
Timing of Tuesday’s winter precip types
Precip begins early in the AM as snow/sleet
Changes to mix of sleet and freezing rain
Warmer air starts moving in to southern parts of area at midday
Rain may be falling at 3, but temps at ground may still be 32 or below
Temps will be below freezing in Fort Wayne through the morning and mid-afternoon. As a result, it will take some time before any icy patches will be able to start to melt away. Our high temp won’t be reached until late night.
Tuesday’s temperature timeline (Time Range 11PM Mon – 6 PM Tuesday)
February 25th, 2015 at 9:00 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
February 24th, 2015 at 10:30 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
As Greg reported earlier today, our Tuesday morning low temp of -6 set another record low. Our first one of the week came one day earlier, on Monday, when our low also reached -6.
There’s another surge of colder air getting ready to flow in between now and Friday, but our record lows look to remain safe. Our next chance at below zero temps comes Friday morning, when the Live Doppler 15 Fury Storm Team predicts a temp of -3. However, the record low for the date is -18°!
Another below zero morning occurs Friday, but we won’t be anywhere near the record low for the date.
By Thursday and Friday, the next blast of cold will be in place and we will be quite close to record low high temps for the day. Thursday’s lowest recorded high temp is 11° (1913) with Friday’s record being 13° (1925). As of this posting, we’re predicting a high of 14° both days.
February 20th, 2015 at 8:00 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
Here’s the latest snow forecast from the Live Doppler 15 Fury Weather Center. This snow begins later tonight and continues through Saturday afternoon – ending by evening.
Saturday snow forecast (2/21/15)
February 19th, 2015 at 9:35 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
The coldest air of the week is in place and temps will be even lower on Friday morning than the -3° low we experienced in Fort Wayne this morning. By morning, winds will be relatively light, only about 5 mph from the southwest. But, with an air temperature of -6° (at least), our wind chill will be around -15°.
Temps at least as low as -6 by morning
Wind chills around -15
Our next round of snow moves closer tomorrow and begins later in the evening (around 6 PM). This snow will pick up in intensity on Saturday as a weather system moves across the eastern half of the country. Between 2″-4″ of snow accumulation are possible from Fort Wayne south. Lower totals will be found northward.
Saturday’s snow forecast
February 18th, 2015 at 9:53 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
Today’s high of 12° was noticeably colder than yesterday’s high of 22°. And, there’s even colder air still off to our northwest which will flow in on Thursday.
Wednesday, February 18 high temps
As of now, high temps are expected to only reach around 4°. Such a high temp would set a new record for lowest high temperature recorded on February 19th. The current record is a high of 8° set back in 1936.
The record for the lowest high temp on 2/19 should easily be broken.
Don’t forget, it’s going to feel much colder than 4° all day long due to below zero wind chills (NW winds 10-15 mph, gusts to 25 mph). This is especially true in the morning when air temps start off below 0 with wind chills in the -15 to -25 range.
Thursday morning wind chills will be at dangerously low levels.
This next round of cold air will also keep lake effect snow going, primarily north of Fort Wayne. Places that find themselves under one of the scattered lake effect snow bands will pick up anywhere between 2″ and 5″ of snow accumulation by the end of the day Thursday.
Thursday’s snow forecast
February 17th, 2015 at 10:05 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather