Late Summer Heat Yields Warmest Day of the Year

A ridge of high pressure across the central and eastern United States brought a blast of late summer heat to the northern Indiana, southwest lower Michigan and northwest Ohio areas. This brought a return to temperatures in 90s. For more statistics on how often we've reached 90 degrees this year, see our news story here.

During the peak of the heat on September 10th, many locations recorded their highest temperature of the year. Below is a list (and map) of the recorded high temperatures on September 10th.

 

State Location Station Type High Temp
IN GOSHEN MUNI AP ASOS 99
OH LIMA ALLEN COUNTY AP ASOS 99
OH DEFIANCE AP ASOS 98
IN GOSHEN COOP 97
IN SOUTH BEND MICHIANA RGNL AP ASOS 97
IN FT WAYNE INTL AP ASOS 95
IN NORTHERN INDIANA WFO COOP 95
IN WANATAH 2 WNW COOP 95
MI BENTON HARBOR AIRPORT ASOS ASOS 94
OH HICKSVILLE COOP 93
IN CHALMERS 5 W COOP 93
IN WINAMAC 2 SSE COOP 93
IN FRANCESVILLE COOP 93
IN LAPORTE COOP 93
MI COLDWATER ST SCHOOL COOP 93
IN HUNTINGTON COOP 92
IN ROCHESTER COOP 92
IN PLYMOUTH COOP 92
IN HARTFORD CITY 4 ESE COOP 91
IN MARION 2 N COOP 91
IN GARRETT COOP 91
IN HUNTINGTON COOP 91
IN DECATUR 1 N COOP 91
OH VAN WERT 1 S COOP 91
OH PAULDING COOP 91
OH BRYAN 2 SE COOP 91
IN WOODBURN 3N COOP 91
IN BLUFFTON 1 N COOP 90
OH DEFIANCE COOP 90
IN KNOX WWTP COOP 90
OH MONTPELIER COOP 90
OH LIMA WWTP COOP 90
IN ANGOLA COOP 87
OH WAUSEON WTP COOP 87

Fort Wayne and South Bend recorded their highest temperature of 2013 on September 10th. Below is a chart of the years when the highest temperature of the year occurred in September.

2013 had the 4th latest warmest day of the year at Fort Wayne and T-3rd latest warmest day of the year at South Bend. September 10th was the warmest September day at Fort Wayne since September 3rd, 2011 and the warmest September day at South Bend since September 6th, 1954. Check out more info in the graphic below.

Along with the record heat during the day, warm nights yielded record warm low temperatures. The low on September 10th at South Bend was 74F. This broke the daily record warm low temperature of 72F set in 1983. This also ranked as T-3rd warmest September low temperature on record. The low at Fort Wayne was 73F, which tied the daily record warm low temperature set in 1947. This also ranked as the T-6th warmest September low temperature on record.


Published 9/11/2013
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