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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
322 AM EST SUN NOV 01 2020

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2020...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2020

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART   LAST YEAR`S
                VALUE   DATE(S)   VALUE   FROM     VALUE DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             92   10/06/1963
 LOW              12   10/11/1906
HIGHEST           83   10/09         MM      MM       90  10/01
LOWEST            28   10/31         MM      MM       33  10/31
AVG. MAXIMUM    61.2               61.7    -0.5     61.9
AVG. MINIMUM    41.0               42.6    -1.6     44.5
MEAN            51.1               52.1    -1.0
DAYS MAX >= 90     0                0.0     0.0        1
DAYS MAX <= 32     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     4                3.0     1.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0      0                0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        9.75   1954
 MINIMUM        0.42   1950
TOTALS          2.85               3.32   -0.47     5.15
DAILY AVG.      0.09               0.11   -0.02     0.17
DAYS >= .01       13               10.9     2.1       12
DAYS >= .10        9                6.5     2.5        9
DAYS >= .50        1                2.0    -1.0        4
DAYS >= 1.00       0                0.8    -0.8        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   0.64   10/03 TO 10/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          15.0   1910
TOTALS           0.0                0.4    -0.4      0.2
SINCE 7/1        0.0                0.4    -0.4       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     0                                   0
DAYS >= 1.0        0                0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH        0
 24 HR TOTAL      MM

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    421                407      14      378
 SINCE 7/1       500                540     -40      404
COOLING TOTAL      0                  9      -9       21
 SINCE 1/1       975                773     202      779
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    36/280    DATE  10/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/290    DATE  10/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.53
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           10
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     69

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              5     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                5     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN               16     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
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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...STRETCH OF WET WEATHER MIDDLE OF MONTH AND COLDER END OF MONTH...

OCTOBER BEGAN WITH SOME WELCOME RAIN AND BELOW-NORMAL TEMPERATURES.
AS TEMPERATURES WARMED TO ABOVE NORMAL BEGINNING ON THE 6TH, A DRY
STRETCH OF WEATHER BEGAN. AS A RESULT, DROUGHT CONDITIONS REMAINED
UNCHANGED FOR MUCH OF OCTOBER. THAT IS, SOUTHERN MICHIGAN WAS SAID
TO BE "ABNORMALLY DRY" ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR.
MEANWHILE, STEUBEN COUNTY THROUGH WHITE COUNTY WERE LABELED AS
"MODERATE DROUGHT". A ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS ON THE 12TH PRODUCED A
50 MPH WIND GUST AT THE AIRPORT BUT THE RAINFALL OF 0.32 INCHES WAS
NOT ENOUGH TO EASE THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

DROUGHT CONDITIONS IMPROVED SLIGHTLY DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE
MONTH. FROM THE 18TH THROUGH 23RD, 1.23 INCHES OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED.
AN ADDITIONAL 0.11 INCHES WAS OBSERVED ON THE 27TH. THIS STRETCH OF
WET WEATHER EASED THE DROUGHT FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN MICHIGAN.

TEMPERATURES TURNED NOTABLY COOLER FOR THE END OF THE MONTH AS WELL,
WITH A BELOW-NORMAL MEAN TEMPERATURE ON 13 OF THE FINAL 17 DAYS. THE
HIGH TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 41 DEGREES ON THE 27TH NEARLY BROKE THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 40 DEGREES SET IN 1925.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 51.1 DEGREES WHICH IS 1.0
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS TIED FOR THE 32ND COLDEST ON
RECORD. TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH WAS 2.85 INCHES WHICH
IS 0.47 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 59TH DRIEST OCTOBER.
NO SNOW WAS OBSERVED THIS MONTH. THE NORMAL FOR OCTOBER IS 0.4 INCHES.

BROWN



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