FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — June 1 is the first day of meteorological summer, but we're going to take a look back at meteorological spring.
Meteorological seasons go by the annual temperature cycle.
While astronomical seasons are based on the position of the Earth in its orbit.
Meteorological spring runs from March 1 to May 31.
The warmest day we saw during this time was on May 26, when our high reached 91 degrees.
That's the 14 earliest 90+ degree day on record.
Typically our first 90-degree day happens in mid-June, so we were more than three weeks earlier than average.
Though, there are years in which we have seen 90 degree days happen as early as April.
Our coldest low temperature happened on March 1, when we saw a low of 16 degrees.
We also saw the coldest May temperature ever on record for Fort Wayne.
That happened on May 9, when the low hit 23 degrees.
That broke the previous record of 27 degrees set back in 1947.
The average temperature during this span was 49.0 degrees, which is pretty close to average.
Our average temperature during meteorological spring is 49.6 degrees.
During the three months, 9.19 inches of precipitation fell.
That's below average for spring, which should see totals closer to 10.5 inches.
It's also the 47th driest spring on record.
Our total for this year is 4.14 inches lower than how much rain we saw last year.
We saw 3.4 inches of snowfall during the spring.
A total of 1.7 inches of snow fell between March 14 and 22.
You can read more from the National Weather Service Northern Indiana's meteorological spring summary here.
If you want more forecast information, head over to our weather page.