NORTH WEBSTER — Expect a likelihood of above-normal temps and precipitation through spring into early summer.
According to the National Weather Service, the three-month seasonal outlook for April – June 2020 may see a near 50% chance of above-normal temps in the region.
A high of 70 would be a normal maximum temperature. A low of 49 would be the normal minimum temperature.
Precipitation is likely to be near 55% above normal levels. Normal precipitation amounts would be near 12 inches.
Looking back on the winter season, Fort Wayne and South Bend saw a warm, mild winter, according to data from the National Weather Service.
Most experienced a winter that was “pretty warm, pretty dry,” said Chris Morris, a meteorologist at the North Webster office of the National Weather Service.
NWS does not record data specifically for Kosciusko County.
Fort Wayne saw its ninth warmest winter on record. The area experienced an average temperature of 32.2 degrees. This is 4.8 degrees above normal and was the warmest winter since 2016.
There were 15 days with a high temperature of 50 degrees or warmer. Fort Wayne saw experienced no days with a minimum temperature of below zero. Winter 2018-2019 saw three days fo below zero temps. This gave the area 394 consecutive days at or above zero – the fifteenth longest streak of all time for the region.
Fort Wayne also saw nearly nine inches of precipitation, about two inches above normal.
Snowfall was close to 10 inches below normal, totaling 16.2 inches.
South Bend saw its fifth warmest winter on record with an average temperature of 32.2 degrees. This is 5.2 degrees above normal and the warmest winter since 2001.
South Bend experienced 15 days with a high of 50 degrees or warmer. There weren’t any days with temperatures with a minimum temperature below zero. South Bend shares with Fort Wayne in its 394 consecutive days at or above zero.
The area saw nearly the same levels of precipitation as Fort Wayne. Snowfall was 21.5 inches below normal; totaling 31.4 inches. It ranks as the twenty-ninth least snowy winter on record.