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

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
6/1/2014 TO 8/31/2014...

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
                                          NORMAL
.............................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             109   07/24/1934
 LOW               35   06/11/1972
                        06/02/1956
                        06/16/1917
HIGHEST            91   08/25        81      10       94
LOWEST             46   08/15        61     -15       39
AVG. MAXIMUM     80.8              81.1    -0.3     80.5
AVG. MINIMUM     61.0              61.2    -0.2     60.3
MEAN             70.9              71.1    -0.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      2               8.7    -6.7        6
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        17.15   1995
 MINIMUM         5.62   1991
TOTALS          13.13             11.55    1.58     9.62
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.13    0.01     0.10
DAYS >= .01        33              29.7     3.3       32
DAYS >= .10        27              19.6     7.4       22
DAYS >= .50        10               7.9     2.1        7
DAYS >= 1.00        3               2.9     0.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.20

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL             MM   MM
 24 HR TOTAL       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 >= TRACE       0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      45                62     -17       66
 SINCE 7/1         28                18      10       29
COOLING TOTAL     608               626     -18      584
 SINCE 1/1        693               682      11      680
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              7.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    48/320    DATE  06/30
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    68/310    DATE  06/30

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           51
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             36
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               16     RAIN                      26
LIGHT RAIN               43     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      54     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      4
HAZE                     21

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

&&

...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR RECORD RAINFALL IN JUNE...

JUNE 2014 WAS A VERY WARM AND WET MONTH AT SOUTH BEND. THE OVERALL
WEATHER PATTERN ALLOWED FOR A WARM AND HUMID AIRMASS TO STAY
ENTRENCHED ACROSS THE LOWER GREAT LAKES REGION FOR MUCH OF THE
MONTH...WHICH BROUGHT PERIODIC SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THE
MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL OF OVER NINE INCHES WAS THE WETTEST MONTH
SINCE SEPTEMBER OF 2008...WHEN MULTIPLE REMNANT TROPICAL SYSTEMS
BROUGHT TORRENTIAL RAINFALL TO THE REGION. IT WAS ALSO THE WETTEST
JUNE AT SOUTH BEND IN 21 YEARS. THE THUNDERSTORM AND RAINFALL
ACTIVITY WAS FAIRLY SCATTERED...AND WHILE PORTIONS OF THE REGION HAD
RAINFALL TOTALS WELL ABOVE NORMAL...SOME AREAS SOUTHEAST OF MICHIANA
ACTUALLY SAW NEAR OR ONLY SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

TEMPERATURES WERE ABOVE NORMAL...AND WHILE THE HUMIDITY THROUGHOUT
THE MONTH MADE IT FEEL VERY WARM...ACTUAL AIR TEMPERATURES WERE
NEVER TOO EXTREME. ONLY ONE DAY DURING JUNE REACHED 90 DEGREES AT
SOUTH BEND. THERE WERE ONLY 6 DAYS DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH WHEN THE
AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS BELOW NORMAL. HOWEVER...ONLY 5 DAYS
HAD AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURES OF AT LEAST 7 DEGREES OR GREATER
ABOVE NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN JUNE AT SOUTH BEND WAS 71.4
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 2.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE
T-26TH WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURES WAS 90
DEGREES ON THE 17TH AND THE COLDEST WAS 48 ON THE 5TH AND THE 14TH.

TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 9.14 INCHES...WHICH WAS 5.35
INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE SECOND WETTEST JUNE ON RECORD
BEHIND 1993...WHEN 10.86 INCHES FELL DURING THE MONTH. THIS ALSO
RANKED AS THE 6TH OVERALL WETTEST MONTH ON RECORD. THE RECORD WETTEST
MONTH AT SOUTH BEND WAS SEPTEMBER 2008 WHEN 13.92 INCHES OF RAIN
FELL. AT LEAST A TRACE OF RAIN FELL AT SOUTH BEND DURING 18 DAYS OF
THE MONTH...AND 13 OF THESE DAYS HAD MEASURABLE RAINFALL...EACH ONE
WITH AT LEAST A TENTH OF AN INCH. NINE DAYS HAD AT LEAST A HALF
INCH OF RAINFALL...AND THREE DAYS WITH AT LEAST AN INCH OF RAINFALL.
THE GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL WAS 2.20 INCHES ON THE 17TH AND
18TH...AND THE GREATEST CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL TOTAL WAS 1.54 INCHES
ON THE 17TH.

...WELL BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION AND NEAR RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES
IN JULY...

AFTER A WARM AND VERY WET JUNE...JULY WAS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
STORY. THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN JULY AT SOUTH BEND WAS 68.7
DEGREES...WHICH WAS 4.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND NEARLY 3 DEGREES
COOLER THAN JUNE. THIS RANKED AS THE THIRD COLDEST JULY ON
RECORD....BEHIND 1996 AND 2009. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS ONLY 89
DEGREES ON THE 22ND AND THE COLDEST WAS 50 ON THE 17TH AND THE 29TH.
JULY 2014 WAS THE FIRST JULY WITHOUT A 90 DEGREE DAY SINCE
2009...AND THE 10TH JULY ON RECORD WITHOUT A 90 DEGREE DAY.

AFTER 9.14 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN JUNE...THE TOTAL
PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH OF JULY AT SOUTH BEND WAS ONLY 1.79
INCHES...2.21 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 24TH DRIEST
JULY ON RECORD...AND THE DRIEST JULY SINCE 1993 WHEN ONLY 1.51
INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FELL. THERE WERE ONLY 9 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION...AND ONLY 6 DAYS WITH 0.10 INCHES OR MORE OF
PRECIPITATION. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTAL WAS 0.90 INCHES
ENDING ON THE 1ST...AND THE GREATEST CALENDAR DAY RAINFALL TOTAL WAS
0.47 INCHES ON THE 13TH.

...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR
AUGUST...

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.

...OVERALL SUMMER 2014 NEAR NORMAL...

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR THIS SUMMER WAS 70.9
DEGREES...0.2 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE T-50TH COOLEST
SUMMER ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE WAS JUST 91 DEGREES AND
THERE WERE ONLY 2 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 90S THIS SUMMER AT
SOUTH BEND. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 46 AND THIS OCCURRED ON
AUGUST 15TH. THE VERY COOL JULY WAS OFFSET BY THE WARMER JUNE AND
AUGUST ENDED UP BEING CLOSE TO NORMAL.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE SUMMER WAS 13.13 INCHES...1.58 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS WAS THE T-32ND WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD. THE VERY WET
JUNE CONTRIBUTED SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE OVERALL WET SUMMER RANKING.
JULY AND AUGUST WERE BOTH RELATIVELY DRY WITH BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION.

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LASHLEY/GREENAWALT/OBERGFELL





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