FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — It’s official!
The Fort Wayne International Airport hit a high of 80° Tuesday afternoon which makes it a first for 2021.
This warmth is typical for early June!
With a Tuesday afternoon high of 80 degrees, it is 23 degrees above average.
The average high temperature for Fort Wayne this time of the year is 57 degrees.
The reason for this warmth is due to the jet stream moving well north of the Great Lakes.
At this time, the jet stream is located across southern Canada and it’s creating a ridge.
This has allowed warmth from the south and southwest to push northward.
On average, the first 80 degree day for Fort Wayne occurs in late April.
The first 80 degree day of 2020 was on May 2 with a high of 82 degrees.
The earliest 80 degree day occurred on March 5, 1983 (80°) and the latest 80 degree day occurred on June 1, 1973 (80°).
The last time the thermometer hit over 80 degrees at the Fort Wayne International Airport was on October 9, 2020 with a high of 83 degrees.
Cooler, above average temperatures are on tap for later in the week.