FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — That’s a wrap for August 2020.
The month was certainly a dry one and it did feature multiple days in the 90s.
Rainfall across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio was virtually non-existent for most of the month.
The August 27, 2020 drought monitor has 9% of Indiana in a moderate drought and 36% of the state abnormally dry.
Approximately 13% of Ohio is in a moderate drought and 70% of the state is abnormally dry.
The best opportunities for rain occurred three different times.
Once at the beginning of the month, once near the 10th and then again near the end of the month.
The Fort Wayne International Airport picked up a total 2.67 inches of rain for August which leaves the city in a deficit of 0.97 inches for the month.
Since June 1, the Summit City has received 9.89 inches of rain which is a deficit of 2.15 inches.
Did I mention it was a toasty August?
The month featured 15 days that were above average and 5 of those days were in the 90s.
Since June 1, the Fort Wayne International Airport has registered 24 days that were in the 90s.
There have been a total of 25 days at or above 90 degrees for 2020.
Last year the area had 15 days of 90° heat which only occurred in June and July.
On average, Fort Wayne endures about 17 days of 90°+ heat each year.
As we turn the page to September, the daylight hours will continue to get shorter.
The average high will fall to 70 degrees and the average low will fall to 47 degrees by the end of the month.
Fall equinox arrives on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:31 a.m. EDT.