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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1027 AM EDT THU SEP 1 2016

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             105   08/09/1934
 LOW               40   08/29/1965
                        08/02/1927
                        08/31/1911
HIGHEST            93   08/11        MM      MM       94  08/02
LOWEST             55   08/22        MM      MM       47  08/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     83.6              80.9     2.7     80.2
AVG. MINIMUM     64.9              61.7     3.2     60.9
MEAN             74.2              71.3     2.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      5               2.1     2.9        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         8.88   2007
 MINIMUM         0.32   1950
TOTALS          12.81R             3.76    9.05     2.32
DAILY AVG.       0.41              0.12    0.29     0.07
DAYS >= .01        12               9.9     2.1        9
DAYS >= .10         9               6.3     2.7        6
DAYS >= .50         5               2.8     2.2        2
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.0     2.0        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    8.49   08/15 TO 08/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
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   08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                13     -13       15
 SINCE 7/1          8                18     -10       25
COOLING TOTAL     294               208      86      194
 SINCE 1/1        809               682     127      645
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    24/260    DATE  08/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    31/190    DATE  08/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           19
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     77

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              9     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                9     RAIN                       8
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      18     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.

&&

...AUGUST 2016 WAS THE WETTEST AUGUST AND 2ND WETTEST OF ANY MONTH
ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND...

AUGUST 2016 WAS WETTER AND WARMER THAN NORMAL. IN FACT...IT WAS THE
WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD AND THE 2ND WETTEST OF ANY MONTH ON RECORD.
THE FIRST 11 DAYS OF THE MONTH WAS WARM...DRY AND QUIET...IN THE
MIDST OF ABNORMALLY DRY TO MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS
PORTIONS OF MICHIANA. NO MEASURABLE RAINFALL WAS RECORDED IN AUGUST
UNTIL THE 12TH. THIS WAS THE DRIEST START TO AUGUST ON RECORD. SINCE
1893...MEASURABLE RAINFALL WAS RECORDED DURING THE FIRST 11 DAYS OF
AUGUST UNTIL 2016.

WHAT IS QUITE REMARKABLE IS THE PATTERN CHANGE THAT ARRIVE TOWARD
THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH. A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT AND LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM COMBINED WITH COPIOUS GULF MOISTURE CULMINATED IN THE WETTEST
SINGLE DAY ON RECORD SINCE 1893. ON THE 15TH...7.69 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS WETTEST SINGLE
DAY ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND...WHICH WAS SEPTEMBER 13TH 2008...WHEN
THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE IKE BROUGHT 6.58 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
TO SOUTH BEND. THE RAINFALL ON THE 15TH BROUGHT SIGNIFICANT FLOODING
IN AND AROUND MICHIANA. THE REST OF THE MONTH WAS ACTIVE...WITH
PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND SOME SEVERE WEATHER. TEMPERATURES WERE
A BIT MORE SEASONABLE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE MONTH...BUT STILL
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST 2016 WAS 74.2 DEGREES...WHICH IS
2.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 16TH WARMEST AUGUST ON
RECORD AT SOUTH BEND. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 83.6 AND THE
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES WAS 64.9. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED
WAS 93 DEGREES ON THE 11TH AND THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED WAS
55 DEGREES ON THE 22ND. THERE WERE 5 90 DEGREE DAYS IN
AUGUST...WHICH IS SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE NORMAL NUMBER OF 4 DAYS...AND
THE MOST 90 DEGREE DAYS IN AUGUST AT SOUTH BEND SINCE 2010. THERE
WERE 27 DAYS WHEN THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 80 DEGREES...WHICH IS
THE MOST 80 DEGREE DAYS IN AUGUST SINCE 1995 WHEN THERE WAS 30.

12.81 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED AT SOUTH BEND IN
AUGUST...WHICH IS 9.05 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE WETTEST
AUGUST ON RECORD...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 8.88 INCHES IN
2007. IT IS THE SECOND WETTEST OF ANY MONTH ON RECORD...JUST BEHIND
SEPTEMBER 2008 WHEN 13.92 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR
RAINFALL WAS 8.49 INCHES ON THE 15TH AND 16TH. MEASURABLE RAINFALL
WAS RECORDED ON 12 DAYS DURING THE MONTH...ALL IN THE LAST 20 DAYS
OF AUGUST. THERE WERE 3 DAYS WITH AN INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION
RECORDED. THIS IS TIED WITH 9 OTHER YEARS FOR THE MOST DAYS IN
AUGUST WITH AN INCH OR MORE OF RAINFALL.

$$

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