September 18th, 2014 at 6:55 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
After 7 straight days of not hitting 70° in Fort Wayne (despite our average highs being in the mid-upper 70s), we finally broke the 70° mark today and our counter has been reset to “0″. Today’s high temp was 71°.
We made it to “lucky” 70 today!
Today’s Weather Stats
More sunshine and calm weather tomorrow and high temps will be slightly warmer. We’ll have a good weather night for Friday night football, too. Temperatures will fall through the 60s over the course of our area games.
Friday’s High Temps
9/19 Football Forecast (Football image credit: MGN (WPBN/WTOM))
September 17th, 2014 at 10:45 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
It’s been a week of ups and downs around here. It’s now been 7 days since our last high of 70° or above in Fort Wayne.
It’s been a week since our last 70° day.
Today’s high of 68° was the highest of the past 7 days (that also included two days with highs in the 50s), but still 8° below our average of 76°.
Our temp trend this past week.
We look to end this streak without 70s on Thursday and we’ll keep warming into the weekend.
September 16th, 2014 at 10:36 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
Our stretch keeps going! During a time of year when average highs are in the mid-upper 70s, we haven’t been above 70° for six straight days.
The stretch of below 70° days continues.
The warmer air is slowly moving in and we will see an end to this below 70° streak in just a few days.
The local National Weather Service office released a quite interesting stat today that really hones in on what a cool year it’s been from the start. Fort Wayne’s Jan. 1 – Sept. 15 average temperature ranks as the 4th coldest on record. It will be quite interesting to see how we rank by year’s end.
Average temp. stat from NWS – IWX Forecast Office
September 15th, 2014 at 6:57 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
A weather system continues its pass through our region tonight and it means scattered, light rain through about midnight tonight. Accumulation amounts should continue to remain under 1/2 inch, as noted in Greg’s earlier post today.
Rain through late evening
Rain clears by midnight
The clouds and rain all day long prevented our temps from rising much. Highs ended up only near 60° after starting at 46° in Fort Wayne. When you check out the 7-Day forecast for the week ahead, you’ll notice a gradual warm up is coming thanks to more sunshine and warmer air flowing in later this week.
Our below 70° stretch continues for a couple more days. As of Monday, we’d had 5 straight days with highs <70°.
September 12th, 2014 at 10:00 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
With an observed high temperature of 59° (2:30 PM) at the Fort Wayne International Airport, this marks one of the coldest September 12ths in our 100+ years of weather record-keeping history.
If we had been only one degree colder, we would have tied the lowest high temp for this date set back in 1943.
A COLD day for September 12
September 11th, 2014 at 6:49 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
High school football fans take note: The weather will be much better for Friday night football games this week. Unlike last week, we have no worries for heavy rain or strong storms. However, it will be much cooler than average for this time of year, so an extra layer or two of clothing will be needed out at the games.
Under a mostly cloudy sky, temperatures will fall from around 60 at kickoff time to the mid-upper 50s by the fourth quarter.
Friday night football forecast for 9/12/14 (Football image credit: MGN (WPBN/WTOM))
September 11th, 2014 at 12:14 am by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
It was a record setting day for rainfall in Fort Wayne with 3.24″ inches observed at the airport as of this posting. This surpasses the old record of 1.43″ that’s been standing since way back in 1937.
A soaking wet Wednesday.
Rain totals ranged all the way up to 4.50″ in Huntington. Take a look at some of the totals from other cities and towns across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.
Storm total rainfall through Wednesday night
Isolated tornadoes were possible with Wednesday’s storms and Van Wert County Emergency Manager Rick McCoy shares this pic of a barn with its shingles torn off from what he deems a suspected tornado near Delphos. He has come to this conclusion based on a witness’ report and his own damage survey. The National Weather Service has not yet decided if they will travel to Van Wert County to confirm whether this damage was, indeed, caused by a tornado.
We have more details about the damage in Van Wert County posted here.
Credit: Rick McCoy – Van Wert County EMA
September 9th, 2014 at 7:14 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather
September 8th, 2014 at 6:21 pm by Nicholas Ferreri under Weather