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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
925 AM EST WED FEB 1 2017

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2017

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            61   01/21        MM      MM       52  01/31
LOWEST             -4   01/07        MM      MM       -3  01/18
AVG. MAXIMUM     35.4              31.3     4.1     32.3
AVG. MINIMUM     24.0              17.6     6.4     17.1
MEAN             29.7              24.4     5.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     11              16.2    -5.2       15
DAYS MIN <= 32     21              27.7    -6.7       28
DAYS MIN <= 0       2               2.8    -0.8        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.34   2008
 MINIMUM         0.44   1945
TOTALS           3.34              2.29    1.05     1.60
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.07    0.04     0.05
DAYS >= .01        19              15.7     3.3       18
DAYS >= .10        11               6.1     4.9        5
DAYS >= .50         2               0.9     1.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.68   01/11 TO 01/12

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           86.1   1978
TOTALS            9.1              20.6   -11.5     18.7
SINCE 7/1        33.3              43.1    -9.8     29.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                 4      -3        2
DAYS >= 1.0         3               6.2    -3.2        6
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         4   01/30
 24 HR TOTAL      2.2   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1086              1257    -171     1240
 SINCE 7/1       3208              3648    -440     3093
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.3
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/220    DATE  01/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/260    DATE  01/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            3
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         21

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     84

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW               14     SLEET                      1
FOG                      28     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                     10

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

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...MILD AND WET JANUARY BUT WELL BELOW NORMAL SNOWFALL...

DESPITE ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION THIS MONTH...SNOWFALL AT SOUTH
BEND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS WELL BELOW NORMAL. THIS WAS DUE TO
THE VERY MILD TEMPERATURES THAT OCCURRED FOR MUCH OF THE MONTH.

JANUARY BEGAN MILD AND WET WITH OVER A HALF INCH OF RAIN FALLING ON
THE 2ND. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT PUT A QUICK END TO THESE ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND THE 5TH THROUGH THE 8TH EXPERIENCED AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES MORE THAN 10 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE COLDEST DAY OF
THE MONTH OCCURRED DURING THIS STRETCH ON THE 6TH WITH A HIGH
TEMPERATURE OF JUST 9 AND A LOW OF NEGATIVE 2 FOR AN AVERAGE DAILY
TEMPERATURE OF 4 DEGREES...21 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. TEMPERATURES
QUICKLY MODERATED AND A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 50 DEGREES WAS REACHED
ON THE 10TH. THE REMAINDER OF JANUARY WAS VERY MILD WITH ONLY TWO
DAYS BETWEEN THE 10TH AND 31ST EXPERIENCING BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES.

A RECORD OF 9 CONSECUTIVE DAYS ABOVE FREEZING WAS SET DURING THE
MIDDLE OF THE MONTH FROM JANUARY 17TH THROUGH THE 25TH. THE WARMEST
TEMPERATURE DURING THIS STRETCH WAS 61 ON THE 21ST AND THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 33. THIS BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 8 DAYS FROM JANUARY
2ND THROUGH THE 9TH IN 1992.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 29.7...5.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 18TH WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 61 ON THE 21ST AND THE COLDEST WAS
NEGATIVE 4 DEGREES ON THE 7TH. THERE WERE ONLY 11 DAYS WHERE THE
HIGH TEMPERATURE DID NOT GET ABOVE FREEZING.

JANUARY PRECIPITATION WAS 3.34 INCHES...1.05 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 26TH WETTEST JANUARY ON RECORD. MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 19 DAYS AND TWO DAYS HAD A HALF INCH OR MORE
OF PRECIPITATION.

SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH WAS 9.1 INCHES...11.5 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS 35TH LEAST SNOWIEST JANUARY. MEASURABLE SNOW FELL ON
11 DAYS BUT THE GREATEST SINGLE DAY SNOWFALL WAS JUST 2.2 INCHES ON
THE 29TH.

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