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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1053 AM EDT THU SEP 1 2016

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON, FROM
6/1/2016 TO 8/31/2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2016

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            93   08/11        81      12       94
                        06/20
                        06/11
LOWEST             44   06/09        61     -17       44
AVG. MAXIMUM     82.7              81.1     1.6     80.1
AVG. MINIMUM     61.9              61.2     0.7     60.6
MEAN             72.3              71.1     1.2
DAYS MAX >= 90     11               8.7     2.3        5
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          19.30R            11.55    7.75    11.18
DAILY AVG.       0.21              0.13    0.08     0.12
DAYS >= .01        32              29.7     2.3       35
DAYS >= .10        22              19.6     2.4       22
DAYS >= .50         9               7.9     1.1        9
DAYS >= 1.00        6               2.9     3.1        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    8.49

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      43                62     -19       44
 SINCE 7/1          8                18     -10       25
COOLING TOTAL     740               626     114      559
 SINCE 1/1        809               682     127      645
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              6.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/030    DATE  06/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/320    DATE  06/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           56
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             33
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     73

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             26     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN               21     RAIN                      17
LIGHT RAIN               39     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      44     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      6
HAZE                      5

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

&&

...WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND...

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE SUMMER AT SOUTH BEND WAS 72.3
DEGREES...WHICH IS 1.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 35TH
WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND.

RECORD PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED DURING THE SUMMER AT SOUTH BEND.
19.30 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED...WHICH IS 7.75 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE WETTEST SUMMER SEASON ON RECORD AT SOUTH
BEND. THIS IS IN FACT THE SECOND WETTEST SEASON ON RECORD BEHIND THE
SPRING (MARCH-MAY) OF 1976...WHEN 19.83 INCHES FELL. THIS IN LARGE
PART DUE TO THE RAINFALL ON AUGUST 15TH...WITH AN ALL TIME DAILY
RECORD OF 7.69 INCHES.


JUNE

...NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

JUNE TEMPERATURES AVERAGED NEAR NORMAL IN THE SOUTH BEND AREA WHILE
PRECIPITATION WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. TWO DAYS OF SIGNIFICANT
RAINFALL PRODUCED ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF THE MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL.
OUTSIDE OF THESE EVENTS...IT WAS A VERY DRY MONTH. THE AREA
EXPERIENCED SEVERE WEATHER ON THE SAME TWO DAYS AS THE HEAVY
RAINFALL...THE 20TH AND 22ND. STORMS ON THESE TWO DAYS PRODUCED
STRONG WINDS WHICH DOWNED TREES AND UTILITY LINES WHILE ALSO
DAMAGING SOME STRUCTURES.

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 69.4 DEGREES...0.3 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 53RD WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE WAS 93 AND OCCURRED ON THE 11TH AND 20TH. HIGH
TEMPERATURES REACHED OR EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES ON 4 DAYS...THE
10TH...11TH...19TH AND 20TH. JUNE NORMALLY EXPERIENCES 90 DEGREES OR
WARMER ON 3 DAYS. THE COOLEST TEMPERATURE WAS 44 ON THE 9TH. LOW
TEMPERATURES ALSO DROPPED INTO THE UPPER 40S ON THE 29TH.

PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 3.25 INCHES...0.54 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS RANKED AS THE 56TH DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD. THE MONTHLY
AMOUNT IS A BIT DECEIVING AS ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF THIS RAIN FELL ON
THE 20TH AND 22ND. A TOTAL OF 1.11 INCHES WAS RECORDED ON THE 20TH
WHILE 1.54 INCHES FELL ON THE 22ND. THE REMAINING 0.60 INCHES
OCCURRED ON 6 DIFFERENT DAYS SCATTERED THROUGH THE MONTH.

JULY

...NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...

SOUTH BEND ENDED UP THE MONTH OF JULY NEAR NORMAL FOR TEMPERATURES
AND ONLY SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN NORMAL.

TEMPERATURE...

THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE FOR SOUTH BEND WAS 73.1 FOR JULY. THIS
COMPARES TO THE NORMAL OF 73.0. THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF
83.3 WAS 0.4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL...WHILE THE AVERAGE MINIMUM
TEMPERATURE WAS 63.0 OR 0.1 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

THERE WERE 2 DAYS WITH TEMPERATURES REACHING OR EXCEEDING 90 DEGREES
AND THE WARMEST DAY WAS ON THE 12TH WHEN THE TEMPERATURE TOPPED OFF
AT 92 DEGREES. THE COOLEST MORNING WAS ON THE 2ND WHEN THE
TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 49 DEGREES.

RAINFALL...

PRECIPITATION FOR SOUTH BEND WAS SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL. THE TOTAL
RAINFALL OF 3.24 INCHES WAS 0.76 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 4.00.
THIS RANKS JULY 2016 AS THE 65TH DRIEST JULY ON RECORD.

THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION TO FALL IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS
1.54 INCHES ON THE 23RD TO 24TH. THERE WERE 12 DAYS WITH MEASURABLE
RAINFALL IN JULY BUT ONLY 3 OF THESE WERE IN THE FIRST 16 DAYS OF
THE MONTH.

AUGUST

...AUGUST 2016 WAS THE WETTEST AUGUST AND 2ND WETTEST OF ANY MONTH
ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND...

AUGUST 2016 WAS WETTER AND WARMER THAN NORMAL. IN FACT...IT WAS THE
WETTEST AUGUST ON RECORD AND THE 2ND WETTEST OF ANY MONTH ON RECORD.
THE FIRST 11 DAYS OF THE MONTH WAS WARM...DRY AND QUIET...IN THE
MIDST OF ABNORMALLY DRY TO MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS
PORTIONS OF MICHIANA. NO MEASURABLE RAINFALL WAS RECORDED IN AUGUST
UNTIL THE 12TH. THIS WAS THE DRIEST START TO AUGUST ON RECORD. SINCE
1893...MEASURABLE RAINFALL WAS RECORDED DURING THE FIRST 11 DAYS OF
AUGUST UNTIL 2016.

WHAT IS QUITE REMARKABLE IS THE PATTERN CHANGE THAT ARRIVE TOWARD
THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH. A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT AND LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM COMBINED WITH COPIOUS GULF MOISTURE CULMINATED IN THE WETTEST
SINGLE DAY ON RECORD SINCE 1893. ON THE 15TH...7.69 INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS WETTEST SINGLE
DAY ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND...WHICH WAS SEPTEMBER 13TH 2008...WHEN
THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE IKE BROUGHT 6.58 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION
TO SOUTH BEND. THE RAINFALL ON THE 15TH BROUGHT SIGNIFICANT FLOODING
IN AND AROUND MICHIANA. THE REST OF THE MONTH WAS ACTIVE...WITH
PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND SOME SEVERE WEATHER. TEMPERATURES WERE
A BIT MORE SEASONABLE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE MONTH...BUT STILL
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR AUGUST 2016 WAS 74.2 DEGREES...WHICH IS
2.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 16TH WARMEST AUGUST ON
RECORD AT SOUTH BEND. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE WAS 83.6 AND THE
AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURES WAS 64.9. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED
WAS 93 DEGREES ON THE 11TH AND THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED WAS
55 DEGREES ON THE 22ND. THERE WERE 5 90 DEGREE DAYS IN
AUGUST...WHICH IS SLIGHTLY ABOVE THE NORMAL NUMBER OF 4 DAYS...AND
THE MOST 90 DEGREE DAYS IN AUGUST AT SOUTH BEND SINCE 2010. THERE
WERE 27 DAYS WHEN THE HIGH TEMPERATURE REACHED 80 DEGREES...WHICH IS
THE MOST 80 DEGREE DAYS IN AUGUST SINCE 1995 WHEN THERE WAS 30.

12.81 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED AT SOUTH BEND IN
AUGUST...WHICH IS 9.05 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS THE WETTEST
AUGUST ON RECORD...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 8.88 INCHES IN
2007. IT IS THE SECOND WETTEST OF ANY MONTH ON RECORD...JUST BEHIND
SEPTEMBER 2008 WHEN 13.92 INCHES WAS RECORDED. THE GREATEST 24 HOUR
RAINFALL WAS 8.49 INCHES ON THE 15TH AND 16TH. MEASURABLE RAINFALL
WAS RECORDED ON 12 DAYS DURING THE MONTH...ALL IN THE LAST 20 DAYS
OF AUGUST. THERE WERE 3 DAYS WITH AN INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION
RECORDED. THIS IS TIED WITH 9 OTHER YEARS FOR THE MOST DAYS IN
AUGUST WITH AN INCH OR MORE OF RAINFALL.

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