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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
911 AM EDT MON MAY 1 2017

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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              91   04/30/1942
 LOW               11   04/08/1972
HIGHEST            82   04/26        MM      MM       82  04/18
LOWEST             27   04/08        MM      MM       18  04/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     63.5              59.5     4.0     57.9
AVG. MINIMUM     40.8              38.6     2.2     37.1
MEAN             52.2              49.0     3.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      8               7.9     0.1       11
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.20   1947
 MINIMUM         0.50   1971
TOTALS           3.09              3.23   -0.14     4.67
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.11   -0.01     0.16
DAYS >= .01        14              13.2     0.8       15
DAYS >= .10        10               7.1     2.9        9
DAYS >= .50         2               2.1    -0.1        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.81   04/29 TO 04/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.0   1920
TOTALS            0.6               1.4    -0.8      4.1
SINCE 7/1        42.2              66.6   -24.4     70.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.4    -0.4        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/06
 24 HR TOTAL      0.6   04/06 TO 04/06

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     390               487     -97      524
 SINCE 7/1       5229              6031    -802     5344
COOLING TOTAL      11                 9       2        4
 SINCE 1/1         11                10       1        4
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/340    DATE  04/06
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/340    DATE  04/06

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             13
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       7
LIGHT RAIN               16     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      0

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

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...MILD APRIL WITH NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH AT SOUTH BEND WHILE
PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR NORMAL THANKS TO JUST OVER ONE HALF INCH OF
RAINFALL ON THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH. THERE WAS ONE DAY WITH
MEASURABLE SNOW ON APRIL 6TH BUT THE MONTHLY TOTAL WAS BELOW NORMAL.

IT WAS A RATHER TYPICAL APRIL WITH LARGE VARIATIONS IN TEMPERATURES.
DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE LOWER 40S TO THE LOWER 80S
WHILE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE UPPER 20S TO THE LOWER
60S. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 82 ON THE 26TH AND
THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 27 ON THE 8TH.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 52.2...3.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS RANKED AS THE 15TH WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD. THERE WERE 12 DAYS
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL BUT THERE WERE NO DAYS
WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE MORE THAN 9 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. IN
CONTRAST...THERE WERE 7 DAYS WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF AT LEAST
10 DEGREES OR MORE ABOVE NORMAL.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.09 INCHES...0.14 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 60TH DRIEST APRIL ON RECORD.
MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION FELL ON 14 DAYS.

THERE WAS 0.6 INCHES OF SNOW...ALL FALLING ON APRIL 6TH. THIS WAS
0.8 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1.4 INCHES AND RANKED AS THE 51ST
LEAST SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD.

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