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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
444 AM EDT WED JUN 1 2016

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              97   05/27/2012
 LOW               24   05/06/1968
HIGHEST            86   05/31        MM      MM       86  05/07
LOWEST             31   05/15        MM      MM       37  05/20
                                                          05/19
                                                          05/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     69.8              70.0    -0.2     73.6
AVG. MINIMUM     47.0              48.6    -1.6     52.7
MEAN             58.4              59.3    -0.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.3    -0.3        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               0.4     0.6        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.09   1996
 MINIMUM         0.80   1994
TOTALS           2.49              3.83   -1.34     6.01
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.12   -0.04     0.19
DAYS >= .01        13              12.3     0.7       15
DAYS >= .10         5               7.3    -2.3       10
DAYS >= .50         2               2.8    -0.8        4
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.84   05/04 TO 05/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           10.0   1929
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1        70.2              66.6     3.6     83.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   05/31 TO 05/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     261               223      38      132
 SINCE 7/1       5605              6254    -649     6604
COOLING TOTAL      65                46      19       84
 SINCE 1/1         69                56      13       86
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/200    DATE  05/31
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/200    DATE  05/31

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     68

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      1

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

&&

...COOL AND WET START TO MAY FOLLOWED BY A WARM AND DRY END...

OVERALL THE MONTH OF MAY WAS COOLER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL IN THE
SOUTH BEND AREA. THE MONTH BEGAN COOL AND WET BUT TRENDED WARM AND
DRY DURING THE LAST 10 DAYS.

DURING THE FIRST 23 DAYS OF MAY...ONLY TWO DAYS HAD AN AVERAGE DAILY
TEMPERATURE ABOVE NORMAL. THE LAST 8 DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE ALL
ABOVE NORMAL AND 5 OF THESE DAYS WERE MORE THAN 10 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS HELPED BRING THE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE DEPARTURE UP
CLOSER TO NORMAL DESPITE THE VERY COOL FIRST THREE WEEKS.

MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON 13 DAYS IN MAY BUT ONLY 4 OF THESE
DAYS WERE AFTER THE 14TH. THE GREATEST PRECIPITATION FELL ON THE 4TH
WITH 0.84 INCHES BEING RECORDED.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR MAY WAS 58.4 DEGREES...0.9
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS TIED FOR THE 51ST COOLEST MAY
ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS 86 ON THE 31ST AND THE
COOLEST TEMPERATURE WAS 31 ON THE 15TH.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.49 INCHES...1.34 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS TIED FOR THE 41ST DRIEST MAY ON RECORD.

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SLL/NDM



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