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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
436 AM EDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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              91   04/30/1942
 LOW               11   04/08/1972
HIGHEST            82   04/18        MM      MM       80  04/18
LOWEST             18   04/05        MM      MM       23  04/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     57.9              59.5    -1.6     62.1
AVG. MINIMUM     37.1              38.6    -1.5     38.6
MEAN             47.5              49.0    -1.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     11               7.9     3.1        4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.20   1947
 MINIMUM         0.50   1971
TOTALS           4.67              3.23    1.44     2.40
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.11    0.05     0.08
DAYS >= .01        15              13.2     1.8       11
DAYS >= .10         9               7.1     1.9        6
DAYS >= .50         3               2.1     0.9        2
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.5     1.5        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.25   04/06 TO 04/07

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.0   1920
TOTALS            4.1               1.4     2.7        T
SINCE 7/1        70.2              66.6     3.6     83.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               0.4     1.6        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL      2.3   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     524               487      37      433
 SINCE 7/1       5344              6031    -687     6472
COOLING TOTAL       4                 9      -5        2
 SINCE 1/1          4                10      -6        2
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/320    DATE  04/02
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/310    DATE  04/02

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         11

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                5     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
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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...A COOLER AND WETTER THAN NORMAL APRIL AT SOUTH BEND...

APRIL STARTED OUT RATHER COOL ACROSS SOUTH BEND AND THE MICHIANA
REGION...WITH THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL FOR THE FIRST 13
DAYS OF THE MONTH. THE COLDEST NIGHTS INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
OF THE 3RD AND 4TH SAW TEMPERATURE DIP DOWN TO 22 AND 18
RESPECTIVELY AT SOUTH BEND. FORTUNATELY...THE GROWING SEASON IN
GENERAL HAD YET TO COMMENCE BEFORE THIS COLD STRETCH OF WEATHER. A
LAST GASP OF SNOW ON THE 8TH...9TH AND 10TH CAPPED OFF THIS COLD
STRETCH.

A PATTERN FLIP OCCURRED AROUND THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH. AFTER AT
LEAST A TRACE OF PRECIPITATION EACH OF THE FIRST 11 DAYS OF THE
MONTH...DRY CONDITIONS PREVAILED FROM THE 12TH THROUGH THE 19TH. A
WARMING TREND CULMINATED IN HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S ON THE 17TH
AND 18TH. THIS WAS THE FIRST 80 DEGREE TEMPS OF THE YEAR...ABOUT 9
DAYS BEFORE THE LONG TERM AVERAGE FIRST 80 DEGREE DAY OF THE
YEAR...APRIL 26TH. IT WAS THE EARLIEST 80 DEGREE DAY IN THE YEAR
SINCE 2012...WHEN IT FIRST HIT 80 ON MARCH 14TH. BUT IT WAS ONLY 1
DAY EARLIER THAN THE FIRST 80 DEGREE MARK LAST YEAR...APRIL 18TH
2015.

AFTER AN UP AND DOWN...WET AND DRY PATTERN FROM THE 21ST TO THE
26TH...THE MONTH ENDED ON A COOLER NOTE WITH THE LAST 4 DAYS OF THE
MONTH EXPERIENCING BELOW NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. A TRACE OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED 5 OUT OF THE LAST 6 DAYS OF THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL WAS 47.5 DEGREES...1.5
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 45TH COLDEST APRIL ON
RECORD. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 82 ON THE 18TH AND THE COLDEST
WAS 18 ON THE 5TH.

PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITH
4.67 INCHES...WHICH WAS 1.44 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE
27TH WETTEST APRIL ON RECORD. THERE WERE 15 DAYS OF MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION AND 9 DAYS WITH OVER A TENTH OF AN INCH OF
PRECIPITATION. 2 DAYS...THE 6TH AND THE 21ST... HAD OVER AN INCH OF
PRECIPITATION. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR PRECIPITATION TOTAL WAS 1.25
INCHES FALLING ON THE 6TH AND 7TH OF THE MONTH.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS 4.1 INCHES...2.7 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 19TH SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND. ALL
OF THE MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON THE SECOND...EIGHTH...NINTH AND
TENTH OF THE MONTH.

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NG/FISHER



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