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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
329 PM EDT WED MAY 1 2019

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2019...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2019

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            76   04/22        MM      MM       74  04/30
LOWEST             19   04/01        MM      MM       14  04/08
AVG. MAXIMUM     58.3              59.5    -1.2     50.5
AVG. MINIMUM     37.7              38.6    -0.9     29.3
MEAN             48.0              49.0    -1.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.2    -0.2        1
DAYS MIN <= 32      7               7.9    -0.9       19
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.20   1947
 MINIMUM         0.50   1971
TOTALS           4.88              3.23    1.65     3.00
DAILY AVG.       0.16              0.11    0.05     0.10
DAYS >= .01        11              13.2    -2.2       12
DAYS >= .10         7               7.1    -0.1        7
DAYS >= .50         5               2.1     2.9        2
DAYS >= 1.00        2               0.5     1.5        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.19   04/29 TO 04/29

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           20.0   1920
TOTALS            1.0               1.4    -0.4      1.5
SINCE 7/1        45.7              66.6   -20.9     93.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.4    -0.4        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         T   04/28
 24 HR TOTAL      0.8   04/27 TO 04/27

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     502               487      15      746
 SINCE 7/1       6333              6031     302     6386
COOLING TOTAL       0                 9      -9        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                10     -10        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/230    DATE  04/12
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/240    DATE  04/12

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
  0
  5
  0
  0
  0
  0
  1
HAZE                      1

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

&&

...A SOAKING END...

APRIL 2019 WAS A ROLLER-COASTER MONTH WHERE IT WAS DRY TO START,
SIGNIFICANTLY WET TO END, WITH TEMPERATURE SWINGS BOTH ABOVE AND
BELOW NORMAL. IT SEEMED AS IF SPRING WERE HERE TO STAY FROM THE 5TH
THROUGH THE 9TH WHEN THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DEPARTURE FOR THOSE
DAYS REACHED AS HIGH AS 14.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ON THE 8TH. THIS
WAS FOLLOWED BY SIX DAYS OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES, WITH A
DEPARTURE AS GREAT AS 12.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL ON THE 14TH. IN THE
FINAL FIVE DAYS OF APRIL, 2.94 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS REPORTED.
IN THAT SAME STRETCH, THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS AS MUCH AS
15.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL ON THE 27TH.

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 48.0 DEGREES, WHICH IS 1.0
DEGREE BELOW NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 52ND COLDEST APRIL. 17 OF 30
DAYS OBSERVED AN AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE BELOW NORMAL. THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURE THIS MONTH WAS A LOW OF 19 DEGREES ON THE 1ST. THE
WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 76 DEGREES ON THE 22ND.

4.88 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS OBSERVED WHICH IS 1.65 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS RANKS AS THE 25TH WETTEST APRIL. MEASURABLE
PRECIPITATION OCCURRED ON 11 OF 30 DAYS, WITH FIVE OF THESE DAYS
RECEIVING AT LEAST 0.50 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. TOTAL PRECIPITATION
 FOR THE MONTH WAS BELOW NORMAL AS LATE AS THE 28TH, WHEN IT WAS
0.37 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THEN, ON THE FINAL TWO DAYS OF THE MONTH,
2.25 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION WAS OBSERVED.

1.0 INCH OF SNOW WAS RECORDED FOR THE MONTH WHICH IS 0.4 INCHES
BELOW NORMAL. MEASUREABLE SNOW OCCURRED ON TWO DAYS; 0.8 INCHES ON
THE 27TH AND 0.2 INCHES ON THE 14TH. BARRING ANY MAY SNOWFALL, THIS
RANKS AS THE 7TH LATEST SNOWFALL ON RECORD.

ONE RECORD WAS TIED THIS MONTH. ON THE 28TH, A TRACE OF SNOW WAS
RECORDED WHICH TIES THE PREVIOUS RECORD SET IN 2011.

BROWN

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