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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
728 AM EST MON FEB 1 2016

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 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              68   01/25/1950
 LOW              -22   01/20/1943
                        01/25/1897
HIGHEST            52   01/31        MM      MM       46  01/17
LOWEST             -3   01/18        MM      MM       -9  01/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     32.3              31.3     1.0     30.1
AVG. MINIMUM     17.1              17.6    -0.5     14.9
MEAN             24.7              24.4     0.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     15              16.2    -1.2       17
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              27.7     0.3       30
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               2.8    -0.8        6

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.34   2008
 MINIMUM         0.44   1945
TOTALS           1.60              2.29   -0.69     1.92
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.07   -0.02     0.06
DAYS >= .01        18              15.7     2.3       17
DAYS >= .10         5               6.1    -1.1        5
DAYS >= .50         0               0.9    -0.9        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.49   01/09 TO 01/10

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           86.1   1978
TOTALS           18.7              20.6    -1.9     22.1
SINCE 7/1        29.2              43.1   -13.9     41.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                 4      -2        3
DAYS >= 1.0         6               6.2    -0.2        7
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         5   01/14
                        01/13
                        01/05
 24 HR TOTAL      5.4   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1240              1257     -17     1308
 SINCE 7/1       3093              3648    -555     3728
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/350    DATE  01/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/320    DATE  01/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         15

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     79

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                2     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               16     SLEET                      0
FOG                      23     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                     11

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

&&

...A NEAR NORMAL START TO THE NEW YEAR...

OVERALL IT WAS A NEAR NORMAL JANUARY IN TERMS OF
TEMPERATURES...PRECIPITATION AND SNOWFALL. THERE WERE PERIODS OF
COLD WEATHER THANKS TO RELATIVELY BRIEF SHOTS OF ARCTIC AIR. BETWEEN
THESE ARCTIC INTRUSIONS...RELATIVELY MILD WEATHER COURTESY OF THE
ONGOING EL NINO HELPED BOOST TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL.

THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF JANUARY SAW TEMPERATURES NEAR OR SLIGHTLY
ABOVE NORMAL. THE FIRST ARCTIC INTRUSION OF THE NEW YEAR ON THE 4TH
BROUGHT SINGLE DIGIT LOW TEMPERATURES ALONG WITH JUST OVER 5 INCHES
OF NEW SNOW AT SOUTH BEND. THIS COLD AIR DID NOT LAST LONG AND
TEMPERATURES QUICKLY RECOVERED AND ROSE ABOVE NORMAL BY THE 7TH.
THIS UP AND DOWN PATTERN WOULD CONTINUE THROUGH THE MONTH WITH THE
COLD AND WARMTH NEARLY OFFSETTING EACH OTHER FOR A NEAR NORMAL
AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 24.7 DEGREES...0.3 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 57TH WARMEST JANUARY...TIED WITH
1958...1965 AND 2008. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES OCCURRED ON THE
13TH...A LOW OF 2 BELOW ZERO...AND ON THE 18TH WITH A LOW OF 3 BELOW
ZERO. THE WARMEST DAY OF THE MONTH WAS ACTUALLY THE LAST DAY. THE
HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THE 31ST WAS 52 WHILE THE LOW WAS 36.

PRECIPITATION WAS 1.60 INCHES...0.69 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 37TH DRIEST JANUARY. MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON
18 DAYS. SNOWFALL WAS 18.7 INCHES...1.9 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS
RANKED AS THE 66TH LEAST SNOWIEST JANUARY...TIED WITH 1962.
MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON 13 DAYS.

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