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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
939 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              68   01/25/1950
 LOW              -22   01/20/1943
                        01/25/1897
HIGHEST            46   01/17        MM      MM       45  01/13
LOWEST             -9   01/08        MM      MM      -14  01/28
                                                          01/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     30.1              31.3    -1.2     25.1
AVG. MINIMUM     14.9              17.6    -2.7      7.6
MEAN             22.5              24.4    -1.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     17              16.2     0.8       21
DAYS MIN <= 32     30              27.7     2.3       27
DAYS MIN <= 0       6               2.8     3.2       10

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.34   2008
 MINIMUM         0.44   1945
TOTALS           1.92              2.29   -0.37     3.12
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.07   -0.01     0.10
DAYS >= .01        17              15.7     1.3       20
DAYS >= .10         5               6.1    -1.1       10
DAYS >= .50         1               0.9     0.1        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.80   01/03 TO 01/03
                        01/02 TO 01/03
                        01/03 TO 01/03

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           86.1   1978
TOTALS           22.1              20.6     1.5     46.6
SINCE 7/1        41.6              43.1    -1.5     15.9
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      3                 4      -1       MM
DAYS >= 1.0         7               6.2     0.8       14
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   01/10
 24 HR TOTAL      4.9   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1308              1257      51     1404
 SINCE 7/1       3728              3648      80     3890
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/300    DATE  01/09
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    41/290    DATE  01/09

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            5
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         14

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     74

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               20     SLEET                      0
FOG                      22     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                     18

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

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...RELATIVELY QUIET AND NORMAL JANUARY...

IT WAS A RELATIVELY QUIET AND NORMAL JANUARY WITH PERIODS OF COLD
AND SNOWY WEATHER BUT NO STRONG STORM SYSTEMS LIKE LAST YEAR.
TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION ENDED UP SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL BUT
SNOWFALL WAS ABOVE NORMAL.

THE MONTH BEGAN WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES BUT AN ARCTIC FRONT
MOVED INTO THE AREA AROUND THE 4TH. THIS SENT TEMPERATURES INTO A
NOSE DIVE WITH 9 OUT OF THE NEXT 10 DAYS EXPERIENCING BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND 6 OF THESE DAYS HAD LOW TEMPERATURES AT ZERO OR
COLDER. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL OCCURRED ON EACH DAY
FROM THE 3RD TO THE 12TH...WITH THE GREATEST DAILY SNOWFALL OF THE
MONTH FALLING ON THE 7TH WITH 4.9 INCHES BEING MEASURED. THE SECOND
HALF OF JANUARY WAS ACTUALLY WARMER THAN NORMAL. EACH DAY FROM THE
16TH TO THE 25TH HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE NORMAL.
PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL DURING THIS STRETCH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 22.5 DEGREES...1.9 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 38TH COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD. THE
WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 46 ON THE 17TH AND THE COLDEST WAS NEGATIVE
9 ON THE 8TH. THERE WERE SIX DAYS WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE OF ZERO OR
COLDER.

PRECIPITATION WAS 1.92 INCHES...0.37 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 49TH DRIEST JANUARY ON RECORD. SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH
WAS 22.1 INCHES...1.5 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 35TH
SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD.

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LASHLEY/BENTLEY





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