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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1017 AM EDT THU APR 01 2021

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...THE SOUTH BEND CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2021...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1893 TO 2021

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART   LAST YEAR`S
                VALUE   DATE(S)   VALUE   FROM     VALUE DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             85   03/21/2012
                       03/31/1981
                       07/14/1936
 LOW             -13   03/08/1943
HIGHEST           73   03/23         MM      MM       65  03/29
                                                          03/28
LOWEST            15   03/02         MM      MM       17  03/07
AVG. MAXIMUM    54.9               46.5     8.4     50.7
AVG. MINIMUM    31.4               28.4     3.0     31.0
MEAN            43.1               37.5     5.6
DAYS MAX >= 90     0                0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     0                3.4    -3.4        0
DAYS MIN <= 32    17               20.3    -3.3       20
DAYS MIN <= 0      0                0.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        7.96   1976
 MINIMUM        0.54   1958
TOTALS          2.36               2.42   -0.06     2.23
DAILY AVG.      0.08               0.08    0.00     0.07
DAYS >= .01       11               12.7    -1.7       17
DAYS >= .10        5                6.3    -1.3        8
DAYS >= .50        2                1.3     0.7        0
DAYS >= 1.00       1                0.2     0.8        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL   1.69   03/25 TO 03/26

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL          33.9   1960
TOTALS             T                7.1    -7.1      3.0
SINCE 7/1       51.7               65.2   -13.5       MM
SNOWDEPTH AVG.     T                                   0
DAYS >= 1.0        0                2.2    -2.2        2
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH       MM
 24 HR TOTAL      MM

DEGREE DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    671                855    -184      740
 SINCE 7/1      5066               5544    -478     4976
COOLING TOTAL      0                  1      -1        0
 SINCE 1/1         0                  1      -1        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/220    DATE  03/24
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    46/230    DATE  03/24

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.34
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             12
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN               11     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       1
LIGHT SNOW                3     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      6

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

&&

...WARM WITH A DRY START, BUT A WET FINISH...

MARCH WILL BE KNOWN AS A WARM MONTH. THIS IS MAINLY BECAUSE THE
AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 54.9 DEGREES AND
RANKED AS THE 7TH WARMEST. SOUTH BEND HAD AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF
43.1 DEGREES FOR MARCH, WHICH RANKED AS THE 14TH WARMEST MARCH.

WITH HOW WARM MARCH WAS FOR SOUTH BEND, THERE WAS ONLY A TRACE OF
SNOW FOR THE MONTH. A TRACE OF SNOW WAS REPORTED ON THE 1ST AND
31ST OF THE MONTH. THIS RANKED AS TIED FOR THE LEAST SNOWIEST MARCH.

SOUTH BEND HAD A VERY DRY START TO MARCH WITH MARCH 1 TO MARCH 24
RECEIVING ONLY 0.36 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THIS RANKED AS THE
SECOND DRIEST STRETCH BEHIND ONLY 1981. FURTHERMORE, 14 STRAIGHT
DAYS OF PRECIPITATION TOTALLING LESS THAN 0.02 INCHES OCCURRED FROM
MARCH 1ST TO MARCH 14TH. THIS RANKED AS THE 7TH LONGEST STRETCH OF
"DRY" WEATHER IN MARCH. AFTER THE DRY START, A PERIOD OF ACTIVE
WEATHER MOVED IN FOR THE LATTER PART OF THE MONTH WITH MARCH 24TH TO
MARCH 31ST RECEIVING 2.00 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION. THIS RANKED AS
THE 13TH WETTEST STRETCH FOR THIS PERIOD. OVERALL, SOUTH BEND
RECEIVED 2.36 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE MONTH, RANKING AS THE
52ND DRIEST MARCH.

ROLLER/MARSILI

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