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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
948 AM EDT SAT APR 1 2017

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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              85   03/21/2012
                        03/31/1981
                        07/14/1936
 LOW              -13   03/08/1943
HIGHEST            78   03/24        MM      MM       71  03/08
LOWEST             12   03/16        MM      MM        8  03/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     44.7              46.5    -1.8     52.2
AVG. MINIMUM     29.0              28.4     0.6     32.9
MEAN             36.9              37.5    -0.6
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      6               3.4     2.6        3
DAYS MIN <= 32     18              20.3    -2.3       16
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.96   1976
 MINIMUM         0.54   1958
TOTALS           4.23              2.42    1.81     4.17
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.08    0.06     0.13
DAYS >= .01        13              12.7     0.3       12
DAYS >= .10         8               6.3     1.7        9
DAYS >= .50         4               1.3     2.7        3
DAYS >= 1.00        1               0.2     0.8        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.27   03/30 TO 03/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           33.9   1960
                        0
                        -26215
TOTALS            7.9               7.1     0.8      6.8
SINCE 7/1        41.6              65.2   -23.6     66.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         3               2.2     0.8        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         2   03/14
 24 HR TOTAL      3.1   03/15 TO 03/15

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     862               855       7      690
 SINCE 7/1       4839              5544    -705     4820
COOLING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/250    DATE  03/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/280    DATE  03/08

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         13

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     71

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              1
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       2
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      7

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

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...SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES WITH ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL IN MARCH...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH WAS CLOSE TO NORMAL AT SOUTH BEND
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHILE PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE NORMAL.
TEMPERATURES VARIED SIGNIFICANTLY DURING THE MONTH...BUT AFTER A
VERY WARM FEBRUARY...MARCH FELT COLDER THAN NORMAL TO MANY PEOPLE.
THE MONTH BEGAN WITH SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND TEMPERATURES IN THE
50S BUT BY THE 3RD HIGHS WERE ONLY IN THE 20S AND LOWS WERE IN THE
TEENS AND LOWER 20S ACROSS THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WOULD WARM AGAIN
THOUGH WITH HIGHS BACK CLOSE TO 60 BY THE 5TH. THE REMAINDER OF THE
MONTH WOULD SEE SIMILAR SWINGS FROM WARM TO COLD. THE BIGGEST CHANGE
OCCURRED ON THE 23RD AND 24TH WHEN THE HIGH TEMPERATURE WENT FROM 48
ON THE 23RD TO 78 ON THE 24TH. 2 OF THE FINAL 6 DAYS OF MARCH
CONTAINED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH PRECIPITATION TOTALS REACHING
HIGHER THAN 0.75 INCH OF RAIN EACH DAY.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 36.9 DEGREES...0.6 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 68TH COOLEST MARCH ON RECORD. THERE WAS
4.23 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION...1.81 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED
AS THE 14TH WETTEST MARCH ON RECORD. SNOWFALL FOR MARCH WAS 7.9
INCHES...0.8 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 56TH SNOWIEST
MARCH ON RECORD.

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