August extremes

Rob posted over the weekend about our high and low temp averages for this month of August.  And, the truth is, our temperatures don’t show much statistical variation across the month’s 31 days. In case you missed the graphic he shared, here it is: Historically, however, there have been days which have certainly not matched up with the average highs in the low 80s or lows in the upper 50s-low 60s. August’s highest temperature is 102° and the thermometer has reached this level 2 times in Fort Wayne history (August 5, 1918 and August 9, 1934).  The lowest August temp…

NASA is taking to the skies to further investigate hurricanes

In a new project that will be launched in August, NASA is hoping to collect more data that will help analyze key questions scientists have about hurricanes. The Global Hawk, which is an unmanned aircraft, will be sent up over tropical storms in the Eastern Pacific to collect data that will help scientists better understand how these storms intensify and progress over time.

Scattered rain could disrupt some Allen County Fair events

With an approaching cold front, scattered rain and t-storms are possible throughout Thursday.  There will be dry times, for sure, but, when storms are around, they could be heavy rain producers.  As a result, fair-goers should stay on alert for potential storms.

Peak timing for damaging winds in the US

We are in the middle of summer, which means we are in the midst of when the most damaging wind reports come in for the United States. According to data collected by NOAA, the United States sees nearly 3,000 wind damage reports on average during the months of June and July, with a about 1,500 reports in May and August.