Weather Blog: Winter 2019-2020 was warm and wet

Statistics released by the National Weather Service office in Northern Indiana reveal we had a fairly warm and wet winter in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area.

Posted: Mar 1, 2020 8:00 PM
Updated: Mar 2, 2020 3:04 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The first day of March marks the first day of Meteorological Spring. Not to be confused with Astronomical Spring, which falls on March 19, 2020.

Meteorologists follow three month periods for seasons because it's easier to track climate statistics.

Looking back to winter 2019-2020, there are some statistics that won't surprise you, but some that will.

As a reminder, our climate recording station for our area is at the Fort Wayne International Airport and winter is recorded from Dec. 1- Feb. 29 (28th if not a leap year). 

This past winter was a warm one.

The average high temperature was 39.4°, which was 4.5° above normal.

The average low temperature was 5.1° warmer than normal, coming in at 25.0°.

Overall, this winter was the 9th warmest on record and the warmest winter since 2016-2017.

15 days saw temperatures of 50° or higher and there were no days where the temperature dipped below 0°.

Having no days below 0° means Fort Wayne is currently on a streak of 395 days at or above 0.

In terms of precipitation, winter 2019-2020 was the 19th wettest on record with seasonal precip reaching 8.95".

However, being so warm this winter means we saw less than average snowfall.

Between Dec. 1st and Feb 29th, snow totals at KFWA were 10.1" below normal, totaling only 16.2", making this the 34th least snowiest winter on record.

The warmer conditions look to continue, according to the NWS Climate Prediction Center.

Their outlook for the month of March shows a good chance of above-average temperatures for the eastern half of the US. 

The weather for this week looks to be warmer than average as well.

More details of the next 7 days can be found on the weather page.

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Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 46915

Reported Deaths: 2681
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Lake5053242
Elkhart316443
Allen2717128
St. Joseph186366
Cass16369
Hamilton1518100
Hendricks1386100
Johnson1254118
Porter71237
Tippecanoe6778
Madison64864
Clark63844
Bartholomew58244
Howard56057
LaPorte55326
Kosciusko5124
Vanderburgh4806
Jackson4653
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Noble45728
Hancock43735
Boone43443
Delaware42949
Marshall4273
Shelby42025
Floyd37144
Morgan32531
Montgomery29320
Grant29026
Clinton2852
Monroe26628
Dubois2646
White26010
Decatur24832
Henry24315
Lawrence23624
Vigo2288
Dearborn22723
Harrison21022
Warrick21029
Greene18432
Miami1812
Jennings17111
Putnam1688
Scott1607
DeKalb1594
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Orange13523
Wayne1346
Perry1279
Steuben1262
Franklin1248
Jasper1142
Ripley1147
Carroll1102
Wabash1102
Fayette987
Newton9710
Whitley884
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Randolph784
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Wells711
Jefferson701
Fulton681
Jay680
Washington661
Knox630
Pulaski621
Clay604
Gibson592
Rush563
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Benton480
Owen471
Sullivan441
Brown381
Blackford372
Posey360
Spencer351
Fountain302
Tipton301
Crawford290
Switzerland260
Martin220
Parke220
Ohio140
Warren141
Union130
Vermillion130
Pike90
Unassigned0193

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Confirmed Cases: 55257

Reported Deaths: 2903
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Cuyahoga7392372
Hamilton5605197
Marion273038
Lucas2669302
Pickaway218441
Summit2079206
Montgomery191826
Mahoning1805231
Butler151144
Columbiana128860
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Trumbull91665
Warren81421
Clark7619
Belmont54322
Delaware54115
Fairfield52916
Tuscarawas52910
Medina50632
Lake48018
Miami45531
Licking44212
Portage42858
Ashtabula42544
Wood40451
Geauga39942
Clermont3906
Wayne35951
Richland3255
Allen30540
Mercer2788
Darke24525
Greene2449
Erie23422
Holmes2203
Huron1992
Madison1928
Ottawa13923
Crawford1345
Washington13020
Putnam12615
Sandusky12614
Hardin12012
Morrow1161
Ross1133
Auglaize1044
Coshocton902
Monroe8817
Jefferson832
Union801
Hancock781
Hocking788
Muskingum761
Preble701
Williams682
Guernsey673
Lawrence670
Clinton660
Shelby644
Fulton610
Ashland581
Carroll583
Logan581
Wyandot585
Brown541
Defiance493
Fayette460
Knox451
Highland441
Athens431
Champaign391
Scioto380
Seneca332
Perry321
Van Wert320
Henry290
Paulding230
Adams221
Pike220
Vinton222
Jackson180
Gallia141
Harrison121
Meigs110
Morgan110
Noble110
Unassigned00
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