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Top 10 warmest and coolest Fall seasons for Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend.

 

Consensus warmest (1931) and coolest (1976) for all four cities.

 

Average temperatures are longterm values.

 

 

 

 

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September daily maximum temperature records for Indianapolis.

 

 

 

Year in italics, in last column, indicates other years with same value.

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September daily minimum temperature records for Indianapolis.

 

 

 

Year in italics, in last column, indicates other years with same value.

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September daily precipitation records for Indianapolis.

 

 

Year in italics, in last column, indicates other years with same value.

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September top 20 warmest/coolest, wettest/driest for Indianapolis.

 

 

Indianapolis September averages:

Longterm mean average temperature (1871-2013): 67.1˚

Downtown mean average temperature (1871-1942): 67.5˚

Airport mean average temperature (1943-2013): 66.6˚

 

Longterm average total precipitation (1871-2013): 3.14"

Downtown average total precipitation (1871-1942): 3.22"

Airport average total precipitation (1943-2013): 3.07"

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Earliest first sub-40˚...32˚ or lower...and sub-30˚ minimum temperatures for Indianapolis.

 

 

Longterm mean years: 1871-2013

Downtown mean years: 1871-1942

Airport mean years: 1943-2013

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Coolest low max temperatures for today.

 

Evansville

57˚ in 1902

64˚ in 1929

65˚ in 2014

 

Fort Wayne

58˚ in 1943

59˚ in 2014

 

Indianapolis

52˚ in 1902

64˚ in 2014

64˚ in 1946

64˚ in 1943

64˚ in 1918

 

South Bend

53˚ in 1943

53˚ in 1902

59˚ in 2014

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September half-time report.

 

Mean average temperatures/departures and precipitation/departures, through 9/15.

 

Bloomington • BMG

Mean average temperature: 66.0˚ -2.6˚

Precipitation: 4.03" +2.37"

 

Evansville • EVV

Mean average temperature: 70.9˚ -1.1˚

Precipitation: 1.64" +0.12"

 

Goshen • GSH

Mean average temperature: 64.8˚ -1.2˚

Precipitation: 2.42" +0.80"

 

Fort Wayne • FWA

Mean average temperature: 65.0˚ -2.3˚

Precipitation: 4.30" +2.88"

 

Indianapolis • IND

Mean average temperature: 67.5˚ -2.5˚

Precipitation: 2.46" +0.90"

 

Indianapolis Eagle Creek • EYE

Mean average temperature: 67.5˚ -2.7˚

Precipitation: 3.30" +2.17"

 

Lafayette • LAF

Mean average temperature: 64.3˚ -4.8˚

Precipitation: 3.08" +1.72"

 

Muncie • MIE

Mean average temperature: 65.9˚ -2.6˚

Precipitation: 3.27" +1.69"

 

North Webster • IWX

Mean average temperature: 63.9˚ -3.7˚

Precipitation: 3.15" +1.11"

 

Shelbyville • GEZ

Mean average temperature: 68.2˚ -0.2˚

Precipitation: 2.64" +0.99"

 

South Bend • SBN

Mean average temperature: 65.2˚ -1.7˚

Precipitation: 2.35" +0.59"

 

Terre Haute • HUF

Mean average temperature: 66.2˚ -2.6˚

Precipitation: 2.81" +0.90"

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Second half of this September is going to be the 3rd (tied) driest such period in recorded history for Indianapolis.

 

Lowest total precipitation September 16-30:

1) 0.01" in 1956

2) 0.03" in 1901

3) 0.07" in 2014

3) 0.07" in 1989

5) 0.08" in 1962

5) 0.08" in 1943

7) 0.11" in 1877

8) 0.13" in 1938

9) 0.14" in 2004

9) 0.14" in 1905

 

Period of record: 1871 to 2014

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September 2014 statistics

 

Bloomington

Average temperature: 63.6˚ -2.0˚

Precipitation: 4.11" +0.76"

 

Evansville

Average temperature: 68.9˚ -0.2˚

Precipitation: 2.55" -0.50"

 

Fort Wayne

Average temperature: 62.5˚ -1.8˚

Precipitation: 4.90" +2.10"

 

Indianapolis

Average temperature: 65.4˚ -1.5˚

Precipitation: 2.53" -0.59"

 

Indianapolis Eagle Creek

Average temperature: 65.3˚ -1.8˚

Precipitation: 3.42" +1.17"

 

Lafayette

Average temperature: 62.5˚ -3.7˚

Precipitation: 4.80" +2.14"

 

Muncie

Average temperature: 63.2˚ -2.3˚

Precipitation: 3.57" +0.61"

 

North Webster

Average temperature: 62.2˚ -2.3˚

Precipitation: 3.60" -0.13"

 

Shelbyville

Average temperature: 65.8˚ +0.3˚

Precipitation: 2.72" -0.45"

 

South Bend

Average temperature: 63.2˚ -0.7˚

Precipitation: 2.71" -0.82"

 

Terre Haute

Average temperature: 64.1˚ -1.8˚

Precipitation: 2.99" -0.43"

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Currently the 3rd wettest September-October at LAF, since 1944.

 

1) 10.96" in 1965

2) 9.97" in 1977

3) 9.85" in 2014 thru 10/14

4) 9.66" in 1972

5) 9.61" in 1993

 

Missing data for the years of 1947, 1989-1991 

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October 2014 mean average temperatures/departures and total precipitation/departures, through 10/15.

 

Bloomington

Temp: 56.6˚ -0.4˚

Precip: 4.28" +2.58"

 

Evansville

Temp: 61.5˚ +1.3˚

Precip: 3.60" +2.08"

 

Fort Wayne

Temp: 53.6˚ -1.7˚

Precip: 2.29" +0.87"

 

Goshen

Temp: 53.2˚ -0.7˚

Precip: 2.13" +0.41"

 

Indianapolis

Temp: 55.8˚ -1.9˚

Precip: 2.54" +0.99"

 

Indianapolis Eagle Creek

Temp: 56.3˚ -1.2˚

Precip: 1.90" +0.37"

missing data for 10/8 and 10/9

 

Lafayette

Temp: 54.2˚ -2.8˚

Precip: 5.08" +3.65"

 

Muncie

Temp: 55.0˚ -1.4˚

Precip: 2.15" +0.67"

 

North Webster

Temp: 53.3˚ -1.9˚

Precip: 1.84" +0.35"

 

Shelbyville

Temp: 57.1˚ +0.4˚

Precip: 3.11" +1.54"

 

South Bend

Temp: 54.5˚ -0.3˚

Precip: 4.87" +3.22"

 

Terre Haute

Temp: 55.9˚ -1.0˚

Precip: 6.22" +4.51"

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Indianapolis going to keep the 2014 theme of having a late temperature threshold, though this one will be of the "warm" variety. Still haven't hit 32˚ at IND this Fall...and it doesn't look to happen anytime soon.

 

Median date of first 32˚ temperature

Longterm (1871-2013): October 23

City sites (1871-1942): October 26

Airport sites (1943-2013): October 19

30 year normal (1981-2010): October 18

Last 30 years (1984-2013): October 18

 

Earliest: September 30, 1899 and 1993

Latest: November 27, 1902

 

Last year: October 22, 2013

 

34 times the first 32˚ reading happened in November.

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October 2014 mean average temperatures/departures and total precipitation/departures, through 10/15.

 

Bloomington

Temp: 56.6˚ -0.4˚

Precip: 4.28" +2.58"

 

Evansville

Temp: 61.5˚ +1.3˚

Precip: 3.60" +2.08"

 

Fort Wayne

Temp: 53.6˚ -1.7˚

Precip: 2.29" +0.87"

 

Goshen

Temp: 53.2˚ -0.7˚

Precip: 2.13" +0.41"

 

Indianapolis

Temp: 55.8˚ -1.9˚

Precip: 2.54" +0.99"

 

Indianapolis Eagle Creek

Temp: 56.3˚ -1.2˚

Precip: 1.90" +0.37"

missing data for 10/8 and 10/9

 

Lafayette

Temp: 54.2˚ -2.8˚

Precip: 5.08" +3.65"

 

Muncie

Temp: 55.0˚ -1.4˚

Precip: 2.15" +0.67"

 

North Webster

Temp: 53.3˚ -1.9˚

Precip: 1.84" +0.35"

 

Shelbyville

Temp: 57.1˚ +0.4˚

Precip: 3.11" +1.54"

 

South Bend

Temp: 54.5˚ -0.3˚

Precip: 4.87" +3.22"

 

Terre Haute

Temp: 55.9˚ -1.0˚

Precip: 6.22" +4.51"

 

 

LAF the icebox again.  :lol:

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First 32˚ or lower temperature of the Fall season for Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend. 1950-2013 timeframe. Top 10 earliest and latest dates for each city highlighted (the earliest and latest dates also indicated in white text and highlighted).

 

 

 

Period of record earliest, latest, and mean first 32˚ dates for each city. Years with missing data not included (only applicable for Fort Wayne and South Bend).

 

Evansville (1897-2013)

Earliest: September 28, 1942

Latest: November 27, 1902

Mean: October 29

 

Fort Wayne (1899-2013)

Earliest: September 23, 1967/1974/1995

Latest: November 24, 1931

Mean: October 15

 

Indianapolis (1871-2013)

Earliest: September 30, 1899/1993

Latest: November 27, 1902

Mean: October 23

 

South Bend (1894-2013)

Earliest: September 21, 1897

Latest: November 11, 1985

Mean: October 16

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Current forecasted high for IND on Monday is 77˚. So, how many times has Indianapolis had a temperature of 77˚ or higher in the last 7 days of October (10/25-31)?

 

48 times, since 1871. The highest being 83˚ back on October 27, 1940. Seven of the days on this last happened on Halloween.

 

1927 was one day shy of having all seven days hit 77˚+. Couldn't pull it off on 10/31 though, when the high temp only reached a still warm 74˚.

 

The last time IND had a temp of 77˚+ in the Oct 25-31 timeframe was 10/29/2004. And 10/28/1999 was the last 80˚+ day.  

 

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Current forecasted high for IND on Monday is 77˚. So, how many times has Indianapolis had a temperature of 77˚ or higher in the last 7 days of October (10/25-31)?

 

48 times, since 1871. The highest being 83˚ back on October 27, 1940. Seven of the days on this last happened on Halloween.

 

1927 was one day shy of having all seven days hit 77˚+. Couldn't pull it off on 10/31 though, when the high temp only reached a still warm 74˚.

 

The last time IND had a temp of 77˚+ in the Oct 25-31 timeframe was 10/29/2004. And 10/28/1999 was the last 80˚+ day.  

 

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Longterm that comes out to about once every 3 years, though they often seem to come in bunches as your graphic shows.

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Halloween extremes for Fort Wayne and Indianapolis: all October 31s with a max temp of 49˚ or lower...min temp of 32˚ or lower...and a Trace or more snowfall.

 

 

 

1981-10 normals for October 31

Fort Wayne • 58˚ - 38˚ - 0.09" - 0.0"

Indianapolis • 60˚ - 41˚ - 0.10" - 0.0"

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0.1" of snow yesterday at IND, which ties 1890 for the daily record.

 

FWA with a T and SBN had 0.2" (both not records).   

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October 2014 statistics

 

Evansville

Avg temp: 58.8˚ +1.2˚

Precipitation: 4.20" +0.95"

Snowfall: 0.0" -0.2"

 

Fort Wayne

Avg temp: 51.8˚ -0.8˚

Precipitation: 2.78" -0.06"

Snowfall: T -0.3"

 

Indianapolis

Avg temp: 54.2˚ -0.8˚

Precipitation: 3.17" +0.05"

Snowfall: 0.1" -0.3"

 

South Bend

Avg temp: 52.4˚ +0.3˚

Precipitation: 5.68" +2.36"

Snowfall: 0.2" -0.2"

 

 

Bloomington

Avg temp: 54.5˚ -0.1˚

Precipitation: 5.43" +1.90"

 

Goshen

Avg temp: 51.1˚ -0.2˚

Precipitation: 2.85" -0.31"

 

Indianapolis Eagle Creek

Avg temp: 54.6˚ -0.2˚

Precipitation: 2.44" -0.67"

*missing data for 10/8-9

 

Lafayette

Avg temp: 52.2˚ -2.1˚

Precipitation: 5.74" +2.85"

 

Muncie

Avg temp: 53.6˚ -0.2˚

Precipitation: 2.85" -0.07"

 

North Webster - IWX

Avg temp: 51.5˚ -1.0˚

Precipitation: 2.32" -0.81"

Snowfall: T

 

Shelbyville

Avg temp: 55.4˚ +1.2˚

Precipitation: 3.77" +0.66"

 

Terre Haute

Avg temp: 54.2˚ 0.0˚

Precipitation: 7.25" +3.68"

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I guess if things do get kinda crazy this month...here's the top 20 coldest Novembers for Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend.

 

 

 

For reference, last November's mean average temperature and historical rank:

 

EVV: in chart above

FWA: 38.1˚ (24th coldest)

IND: 39.2˚ (tied for 23rd coldest)

SBN: 38.4˚ (32nd coldest)

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Inspired by Josh's stats for Detroit...here's the top 30 coldest and warmest Novembers for Indianapolis...and each month's total snowfall.

 

Not typically a snowy month to begin with for Indianapolis, but having a pretty cold November helps to an extent. Average of the 30 coldest months is 2.2", where as the 30 warmest months is 1.1".

 

16 of the 30 coldest and 9 of the 30 warmest had above average snowfall. Note that 2 of the top 3 warmest had above average snowfall...so sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.

 

 

 

 

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November mean average temperatures and departures through the 10th for the Indiana climate sites.

 

Already off to a fast start...

 

EVV: 46.5˚ -4.2˚

FWA: 42.7˚ -3.0˚

IND: 43.9˚ -4.2˚

SBN: 43.3˚ -1.8˚

 

BMG: 43.8˚ -4.4˚

EYE: 44.5˚ -3.5˚

GEZ: 45.2˚ -2.5˚

GSH: 42.6˚ -1.9˚

HUF: 43.7˚ -3.8˚

IWX: 42.8˚ -2.7˚

LAF: 43.3˚ -4.0˚

MIE: 44.3˚ -2.7˚

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I guess we'll call this the race for a top 10 coldest November for Indianapolis.

 

The numbers below are split into 10 day mean average temperature "chunks".....November 1-10, 11-20, and 21-30....for each year. Last column would be the final monthly value with the departure in ( ). Departures are versus the longterm city and airport averages, depending on where the climo site was located for each respective year.

 

Only three years below had a "warmer" first 10 days of November, than 2014. So, the last 20 days of this month better do some damage. Probably not gonna happen for this year's edition, breaking into the top 10, despite a current cold look in the near/medium range...but we'll follow the progress anyways.

 

2014: 43.9˚.....?.....? = ?

 

1880: 47.3˚.....26.4˚.....19.6˚ = 31.1˚ (-11.2˚)

1976: 38.2˚.....34.5˚.....31.3˚ = 34.6˚ (-8.0˚)

1959: 41.8˚.....32.3˚.....32.5˚ = 35.5˚ (-7.1˚)

1872: 45.7˚.....32.1˚.....28.7˚ = 35.5˚ (-6.8˚)

1951: 30.3˚.....38.5˚.....37.9˚ = 35.6˚ (-7.0˚)

1950: 45.7˚.....40.6˚.....22.9˚ = 36.4˚ (-6.2˚)

1911: 42.9˚.....36.0˚.....31.8˚ = 36.9˚ (-5.4˚)

1873: 43.0˚.....33.7˚.....33.9˚ = 36.9˚ (-5.4˚)

1995: 38.7˚.....36.6˚.....35.7˚ = 37.0˚ (-5.6˚)

1996: 41.6˚.....34.4˚.....35.7˚ = 37.2˚ (-5.4˚)

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High of 27˚ today at IND. This is one of the earliest first sub-30˚ max temps of the season in recorded history for Indianapolis.

 

Period of record: 1871-2014.

 

October 29, 1925 (29˚)

November 3, 1991 (28˚)

November 10, 1933 (28˚)

November 10, 1913 (29˚)

November 12, 1932 (29˚)

November 12, 1920 (26˚)

November 13, 2014 (27˚)

November 13, 1986 (22˚)

November 13, 1940 (29˚)

November 13, 1911 (28˚)

 

Also, the high today was 27˚ below the normal high of 54˚. It is the 16th day this year to have a max temp departure of -20˚ or lower...8th day of -25˚ or lower...and 6th day of -27˚ or lower. 

 

And finally, it is the second lowest max temp on record for November 13.

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High of 27˚ today at IND. This is one of the earliest sub-30˚ max temps in recorded history for Indianapolis. Period of record: 1871-2014.

 

October 29, 1925 (29˚)

November 3, 1991 (28˚)

November 10, 1933 (28˚)

November 10, 1913 (29˚)

November 12, 1932 (29˚)

November 12, 1920 (26˚)

November 13, 2014 (27˚)

November 13, 1986 (22˚)

November 13, 1940 (29˚)

November 13, 1911 (28˚)

 

Also, the high today was 27˚ below the normal high of 54˚. It is the 16th day this year to have a max temp departure of -20˚ or lower...8th day of -25˚ or lower...and 6th day of -27˚ or lower. 

 

And finally, it is the second lowest max temp on record for November 13.

 

 

 

November 4, 1991 had a high of 27. 

 

Looking ahead to next Tuesday (18th), the record low max is 20.  That's gonna be tough but probably won't be too far away.

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