How Often Have We Reached 90° this Year?

Let's take a look at how temperatures  fared so far this year. The number of days with temperatures of 90° or hotter has been fairly low this year. There were only 8 days at Fort Wayne and 10 days at South Bend with temperatures of 90° or above.

The chart below shows some statistics on 90° degree days on Fort Wayne and South Bend. The normal climate period is 1981-2010. Fort Wayne records go back to 1912 and South Bend records go back to 1897.

  Normal # of 90° Days Average Date for Last 90° Day of the Year Latest Last 90° Day of the Year
Fort Wayne 13 August 24th October 4th, 1951
South Bend 10 August 20th October 6th, 1963

The graph below shows the number of 90° or higher days for each year since 1950 at Fort Wayne, including the 8 days in 2013. A pdf file with each's year tally is available here. 1983 holds the record for most 90° degree days with an outstanding 50 days! There were several years (1958, 1979, and 2004) with only one 90° day!

The table below shows the days this year that Fort Wayne has reached 90° or above.The hottest temperature recorded at Fort Wayne this year is 95° on September 10th and 11th, 2013.


Date (2013) High Temperature
June 22nd 90°
July 16th 92°
July 17th 91°
July 18th 92°
July 19th 91°
July 19th 91°
September 9th
91°
September 10th
95°
September 11th 95°

 

The graph below shows the number of 90° or higher days for each year since 1950 at South Bend, including the 10 days in 2013. A pdf file with each's year tally is available here.1934 holds the record for most 90° degree days with an outstanding 53 days! Since 1950, 1988 has the most 90° days with 44. There were several years (1967, 1982, and 2004) with only one 90° day!

 

The table below shows the days this year that South Bend has reached 90° or above.The hottest temperature record this year at South Bend was 97° on September 10th, 2013. This also broke the daily record for high temperature, snapping the old record of 96° set in 1897.

Date (2013) High Temperature
May 20th
90°
July 16th 91°
July 17th 92°
July 18th 92°
July 19th 94°
August 27th 93°
August 30th 93°
September 9th 92°
September 10th
97°
September 11th 96°

 


CEO
Updated 12/16/13


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