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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1055 AM EST MON DEC 1 2014

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              82   11/01/1950
 LOW               -7   11/25/1950
HIGHEST            63   11/03        MM      MM       65  11/17
LOWEST             10   11/18        MM      MM       18  11/13
                        11/15
AVG. MAXIMUM     42.0              48.2    -6.2     45.2
AVG. MINIMUM     26.8              33.3    -6.5     31.6
MEAN             34.4              40.7    -6.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     13               1.9    11.1        6
DAYS MIN <= 32     20              13.6     6.4       16
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.72   1985
 MINIMUM         0.26   2012
TOTALS           3.37              3.27    0.10     2.63
DAILY AVG.       0.11              0.11    0.00     0.09
DAYS >= .01        16              13.4     2.6       14
DAYS >= .10         7               7.0     0.0        6
DAYS >= .50         3               2.0     1.0        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.6     0.4        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.75   11/23 TO 11/24

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           30.3   1977
TOTALS           19.1               4.8    14.3      8.9
SINCE 7/1        19.3               5.2    14.1      9.2
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      1                MM      MM        1
DAYS >= 1.0         5               1.7     3.3        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         8   11/14
 24 HR TOTAL     12.3   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     909               728     181      790
 SINCE 7/1       1442              1269     173     1289
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        771               773      -2      828
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/240    DATE  11/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/240    DATE  11/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         20

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       5
LIGHT SNOW               11     SLEET                      0
FOG                      18     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      9

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

&&

...A COLD AND SNOWY MONTH IN THE SOUTH BEND AREA...

IT WAS A COLD NOVEMBER WITH ABOVE NORMAL SNOWFALL IN THE SOUTH BEND
AREA. SEVERAL ROUNDS OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST
OF THE ACCUMULATIONS IN SOUTH BEND...WITH ONE SINGLE EVENT DROPPING
A FOOT OF SNOW ON THE CITY. THIS LAKE EFFECT WAS CAUSED BY THE
INTRUSION OF VERY COLD ARCTIC AIR OVER THE RELATIVELY WARM WATERS OF
LAKE MICHIGAN. THIS COMBINATION IN NOVEMBER CAN PRODUCE VERY INTENSE
LAKE EFFECT SNOW BANDS. DESPITE THE COLD AND SNOW...THERE WERE BRIEF
PERIODS OF WARMTH DURING THE MONTH...INCLUDING THE FIRST WEEK WITH
TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S AND THE LAST TWO DAYS WHEN HIGHS REACHED THE
MIDDLE AND UPPER 50S.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER WAS 34.4 DEGREES...6.3
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 6TH COLDEST NOVEMBER ON
RECORD IN THE SOUTH BEND AREA. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE
MONTH WAS 63 ON THE 3RD AND THE COLDEST WAS 10 ON THE 15TH AND 18TH.
THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH SAW A STRETCH OF VERY COLD TEMPERATURES WITH
THE FIRST ARCTIC BLAST OF THE SEASON. THE REMNANTS OF SUPER TYPHOON
NURI MOVED OUT OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND INTO THE BERING SEA BY THE
THE SECOND WEEK OF NOVEMBER. THIS STORM SYSTEM THEN HELPED PUSH AN
ARCTIC COLD FRONT INTO THE UNITED STATES WHICH BROUGHT SUBFREEZING
TEMPERATURES TO EVERY STATE BY THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH.
LOCALLY...TEMPERATURES PLUNGED TO RECORD LEVELS WITH AVERAGE
TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 10 AND 25 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FOR 10 STRAIGHT
DAYS BETWEEN THE 12TH AND 21ST. THE COLDEST DAY WAS THE 18TH WITH A
HIGH OF ONLY 18 AND A LOW OF 10. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE ON THIS DAY
WAS JUST 14...A WHOPPING 26 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE HIGH OF 18
ALSO SET A RECORD FOR THE COLDEST HIGH TEMPERATURE ON THIS
DATE...BREAKING THE OLD RECORD OF 26 SET IN 1951.

PRECIPITATION FOR NOVEMBER WAS 3.37 INCHES...JUST 0.10 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS ONLY THE 38TH WETTEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD.
ABOUT ONE THIRD OF THIS PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ON JUST ONE
DAY...NOVEMBER 23RD WHEN 1.24 INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THIS WAS A DAILY
RECORD FOR THAT DATE. THE ENTIRE RAIN EVENT PRODUCED 1.84 INCHES
OVER THREE DAYS...OVER HALF OF THE ENTIRE MONTHLY TOTAL.

DESPITE PRECIPITATION BEING NEAR NORMAL...SNOWFALL WAS WELL ABOVE
NORMAL. THERE WAS 19.1 INCHES OF SNOW RECORDED...14.3 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 4TH SNOWIEST NOVEMBER ON RECORD.
DECEMBER 1977 WAS THE SNOWIEST WITH 30.3 INCHES. WEATHER OBSERVERS
REPORTED 12.3 INCHES ON THE 13TH...A SINGLE DAY SNOWFALL RECORD FOR
THAT DATE AND THE 4TH HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL TOTAL FOR THE SOUTH
BEND AREA ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. THE HIGHEST DAILY
NOVEMBER SNOWFALL RECORD IS 18.0 INCHES SET BACK ON NOVEMBER 2ND
1911.

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LASHLEY







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