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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
255 PM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 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              99   09/01/1953
                        09/08/1933
                        09/07/1933
 LOW               29   09/28/1942
HIGHEST            91   09/07        MM      MM       90  09/07
                                                          09/03
                                                          09/02
LOWEST             47   09/27        MM      MM       42  09/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     77.6              74.0     3.6     78.0
AVG. MINIMUM     58.2              53.7     4.5     56.3
MEAN             67.9              63.9     4.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      2               0.7     1.3        3
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        13.92   2008
 MINIMUM         0.01   1979
TOTALS           3.74              3.53    0.21     4.05
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.12    0.00     0.14
DAYS >= .01        10               9.9     0.1        5
DAYS >= .10         7               6.1     0.9        5
DAYS >= .50         2               2.3    -0.3        3
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.6     1.4        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.89   09/16 TO 09/17

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            1.2   1942
TOTALS            0.0                 T     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0                 T     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   09/30 TO 09/30

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      30               116     -86       64
 SINCE 7/1         38               134     -96       89
COOLING TOTAL     123                82      41      137
 SINCE 1/1        932               764     168      782
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/250    DATE  09/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    37/250    DATE  09/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           20
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     76

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN               12     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     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.

&&

...A WARM START TO METEOROLOGICAL FALL...

OVERALL IT WAS A WARM SEPTEMBER WITH SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION AT SOUTH BEND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THE MAJORITY OF
THE PRECIPITATION DURING THE MONTH CAME FROM THREE SEPARATE SYSTEMS.
IN BETWEEN THESE SYSTEMS...MUCH OF THE MONTH WAS DRY AND VERY WARM.

THERE WERE 7 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW
NORMAL AND THERE WAS ALSO 7 DAYS WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF AT
LEAST 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE TWO DAYS WITH HIGH
TEMPERATURES IN THE 90S...THE 6TH AND 7TH. SEPTEMBER TYPICALLY
AVERAGES ABOUT ONE 90 DEGREE DAY.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 67.9 DEGREES...4 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS A TIE WITH 1919 AS THE 15TH WARMEST
SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. THIS WAS THE WARMEST SEPTEMBER SINCE 1978. THE
AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 77.6 WHICH WAS THE 29TH WARMEST ON
RECORD. THE AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE WAS 58.2 WHICH WAS THE 7TH
WARMEST ON RECORD.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.74 INCHES...0.21 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 46TH WETTEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD. A TOTAL
OF 1.89 INCHES OF RAIN FELL ON THE 17TH WHICH WAS A DAILY RECORD FOR
THAT DATE. DESPITE THE SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION AT SOUTH
BEND...SOME LOCATIONS NEAR SOUTH BEND AS WELL AS SOUTH AND WEST OF
THE CITY RECEIVED A LOT MORE RAINFALL. FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS WERE
ISSUED FOR PARTS OF MARSHALL AND ST. JOSEPH COUNTIES ON THE EVENING
OF SEPTEMBER 9TH. REPORTS OF BETWEEN 4 AND 8 INCHES OF RAIN DURING
THIS EVENT WERE RECEIVED AS TROPICAL MOISTURE FROM WHAT WAS
HURRICANE NEWTON CONVERGED WITH A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT.

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LASHLEY


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