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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1156 AM EDT FRI MAY 1 2015

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2015

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            80   04/18        MM      MM       79  04/21
LOWEST             23   04/04        MM      MM       26  04/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     62.1              59.5     2.6     60.7
AVG. MINIMUM     38.6              38.6     0.0     37.7
MEAN             50.3              49.0     1.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      4               7.9    -3.9       10
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.20   1947
 MINIMUM         0.50   1971
TOTALS           2.40              3.23   -0.83     2.35
DAILY AVG.       0.08              0.11   -0.03     0.08
DAYS >= .01        11              13.2    -2.2       13
DAYS >= .10         6               7.1    -1.1        4
DAYS >= .50         2               2.1    -0.1        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.74   04/19 TO 04/19
                        04/19 TO 04/20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.0   1920
TOTALS              T               1.4    -1.4      1.1
SINCE 7/1        83.9              66.6    17.3     17.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.4    -0.4        1
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   04/22 TO 04/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     433               487     -54      469
 SINCE 7/1       6472              6031     441     6728
COOLING TOTAL       2                 9      -7        2
 SINCE 1/1          2                10      -8        2
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/240    DATE  04/10
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/240    DATE  04/10

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          7

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                1     SLEET                      0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      4

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

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...APRIL WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL...

IT WAS A RATHER UNEVENTFUL APRIL AS TEMPERATURES AVERAGED JUST A
LITTLE WARMER THAN NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL. THERE
WAS A VARIETY OF WEATHER INCLUDING SNOW
SHOWERS...THUNDERSTORMS...FROST...AND TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM THE
LOWER 20S TO 80 DEGREES.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 50.3 DEGREES...JUST 1.3 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 30TH WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD SINCE
1893. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 23 ON THE 4TH AND THE WARMEST WAS
80 ON THE 18TH.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.40 INCHES...0.83 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 36TH DRIEST APRIL ON RECORD. MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION FELL ON 11 DAYS AND TWO DAYS...THE 9TH AND
19TH...RECEIVED OVER A HALF INCH OF RAINFALL.

THERE WAS A TRACE OF SNOWFALL ON THE 22ND AND TOTAL FOR THE MONTH
WAS JUST A TRACE. THIS WAS 1.4 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS TIED FOR
THE 6TH LEAST SNOWIEST APRIL ON RECORD.





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