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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
615 AM EST WED MAR 1 2017

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              74   02/25/2000
 LOW              -20   02/10/1899
                        02/09/1899
HIGHEST            66   02/18        MM      MM       62  02/19
LOWEST             11   02/04        MM      MM       -1  02/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     47.4              35.1    12.3     37.1
AVG. MINIMUM     27.3              20.5     6.8     21.0
MEAN             37.3              27.8     9.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      4              11.2    -7.2       12
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              24.3    -6.3       26
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.3    -1.3        1

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.23   1976
 MINIMUM         0.54   1969
TOTALS           3.65              1.95    1.70     2.18
DAILY AVG.       0.13              0.07    0.06     0.08
DAYS >= .01         8              11.8    -3.8       14
DAYS >= .10         5               5.4    -0.4        6
DAYS >= .50         2               0.9     1.1        1
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.2     1.8        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.78   02/28 TO 02/28

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           36.4   2015
TOTALS            0.4              15.0   -14.6     30.1
SINCE 7/1        33.7              58.1   -24.4     59.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 3      -3        3
DAYS >= 1.0         0               4.7    -4.7        8
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.2   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     769              1041    -272     1037
 SINCE 7/1       3977              4689    -712     4130
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/310    DATE  02/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/300    DATE  02/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          6

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              5     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                4     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      5

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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...RECORD WARM FEBRUARY WITH WELL BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL...

IT WAS AN INCREDIBLY WARM AND WET FEBRUARY IN THE SOUTH BEND AREA
WITH ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL THAT WAS WELL BELOW
NORMAL. THE DAILY TEMPERATURES DURING FEBRUARY AVERAGED BELOW NORMAL
ON JUST FIVE DAYS WHILE 14 DAYS AVERAGED MORE THAN 10 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THERE WERE SIX DAYS THAT AVERAGED 20 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE
NORMAL. PRECIPITATION WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL BUT DUE TO THE WARM
TEMPERATURES JUST ABOUT ALL OF IT FELL AS LIQUID WITH JUST 0.4
INCHES OF SNOW FALLING DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 37.3 DEGREES...9.5 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE WARMEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD. THE PREVIOUS
RECORD WAS 37.0 DEGREES SET IN 1998. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 66
ON THE 18TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 11 ON THE 4TH. THE 66 WAS THE 5TH
WARMEST FEBRUARY TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN SOUTH BEND. THE
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 47.4 DEGREES. THIS WAS A
RECORD...SURPASSING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 45.1 SET IN 1976. THE
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 27.3. THIS RANKED AS THE 5TH WARMEST
MEAN LOW TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY. THERE WERE ONLY 4 DAYS WITH A
HIGH TEMPERATURE THAT DID NOT REACH 32 DEGREES.

THERE WERE 7 DAYS IN FEBRUARY WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 60 DEGREES
OR WARMER. THIS TIED WITH 1930 AS THE MOST NUMBER OF 60 DEGREE DAYS
IN FEBRUARY. HALF OF THE DAYS...14...HAD A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 50
DEGREES OR WARMER. THIS WAS A RECORD...SURPASSING 1976 WHICH HAD 13
DAYS ABOVE 50 DEGREES.

FEBRUARY WAS A WET MONTH WITH 3.65 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION BEING
RECORDED. THIS WAS 1.70 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL AND RANKED AS THE 11TH
WETTEST FEBRUARY. NEARLY HALF OF THIS PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE LAST
DAY OF THE MONTH AND NEARLY 90 PERCENT OF THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION
FELL ON JUST TWO DAYS...THE 7TH AND 28TH. THE RAIN THAT FELL ON
EACH OF THESE TWO DAYS ALSO BROKE SINGLE DAY RAINFALL RECORDS.

MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON JUST 3 DAYS FOR A TOTAL OF ONLY 0.4 INCHES.
THIS WAS 14.6 INCHES BELOW NORMAL AND RANKED AS THE 2ND LEAST
SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD. THE RECORD IS A TRACE SET IN 1998.

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LASHLEY



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