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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
720 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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             105   08/09/1934
 LOW               40   08/29/1965
                        08/02/1927
                        08/31/1911
HIGHEST            91   08/25        MM      MM       93  08/30
                                                          08/27
LOWEST             46   08/15        MM      MM       46  08/14
AVG. MAXIMUM     82.5              80.9     1.6     81.2
AVG. MINIMUM     62.7              61.7     1.0     59.7
MEAN             72.6              71.3     1.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               2.1    -1.1        2
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         8.88   2007
 MINIMUM         0.32   1950
TOTALS           2.20              3.76   -1.56     3.03
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.12   -0.05     0.10
DAYS >= .01        11               9.9     1.1        7
DAYS >= .10         8               6.3     1.7        4
DAYS >= .50         1               2.8    -1.8        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.0    -1.0        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.51   08/05 TO 08/05
                        08/04 TO 08/05
                        08/05 TO 08/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            0.0   MM
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     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   08/31 TO 08/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      10                13      -3       15
 SINCE 7/1         28                18      10       29
COOLING TOTAL     252               208      44      190
 SINCE 1/1        693               682      11      680
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    31/170    DATE  08/29
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/230    DATE  08/19

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           17
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          2

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      21     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                     10

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

&&

...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION AT SOUTH
BEND...

AFTER THE THIRD COLDEST JULY ON RECORD...AUGUST 2014 STARTED OUT
WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE FIRST 11 DAYS OF THE
MONTH. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES REGION BROUGHT
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH...WITH A
HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 69 DEGREES ON THE 12TH. A RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES BUILT NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH
THE OHIO VALLEY INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION AFTER THE MIDDLE OF THE
MONTH. THIS BROUGHT NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES DURING THE
SECOND HALF OF THE MONTH. WITH THE GREAT LAKES ON THE FRINGE OF THIS
HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE...THE LOCAL AREA WAS PRIMED FOR AN ACTIVE
PRECIPITATION PATTERN DURING THE LAST HALF OF AUGUST. ALTHOUGH THE
SOUTH BEND AREA ITSELF RECEIVED BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE
MONTH...AREAS JUST TO THE SOUTH OF SOUTH BEND SAW WELL ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN AUGUST AT SOUTH BEND WAS 72.6
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 1.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE
37TH WARMEST AUGUST ON RECORD. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 91
DEGREES ON THE 25TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 46 ON THE 15TH. WITH ONLY
ONE 90 DEGREE DAY...AUGUST 2014 HAD THE FEWEST NUMBER OF 90 DEGREE
DAYS AT SOUTH BEND IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST SINCE 2008...WHEN THERE
WERE NO 90 DEGREE DAYS THAT MONTH.

LIKE JULY 2014...AUGUST WAS ANOTHER DRY MONTH AT SOUTH BEND. ONLY
2.20 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL...WHICH IS 1.56 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL.  THIS RANKED AS THE T-30TH DRIEST AUGUST ON RECORD...AND THE
DRIEST AUGUST SINCE 2010 WHEN ONLY 0.92 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
FELL. THERE WERE ONLY 11 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION...AND
ONLY 8 DAYS WITH 0.10 INCHES OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION. THE GREATEST
24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL WAS 0.51 INCHES ON THE 5TH.

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