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2001 Year in Review

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....JANUARY...

3RD LEAST SNOWY JANUARY ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND

...FEBRUARY...

RECORD HIGH OF 56 ON THE 9TH AT SOUTH BEND

RECORD HIGH OF 59 ON THE 9TH AT FORT WAYNE

RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 1.20 INCHES ON THE 9TH AT SOUTH BEND

RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 1.38 INCHES ON THE 24TH AT SOUTH BEND

8TH LEAST SNOWY AND 8TH WETTEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND

8TH LEAST SNOWY FEBRUARY ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE

WINTER 2000-2001 WAS THE 8TH COLDEST ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND

...MARCH...

RECORD LOW OF 5 ON THE 26TH AT FORT WAYNE

4TH DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND

DRIEST MARCH ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE

...APRIL...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS STRUCK THE AREA EVERY DAY FROM THE 6TH THROUGH

THE 10TH...AND THEN AGAIN ON THE 12TH AND 23RD. THE WORST OUTBREAK

WAS ON THE 9TH WITH WIDESPREAD HAIL DAMAGE...INCLUDING HAILSTONES

FOUR AND A HALF INCHES IN DIAMETER WITNESSED TWO MILES NORTH OF

HARTFORD CITY.

RECORD WARM MINIMUM OF 60 ON THE 7TH AT SOUTH BEND

RECORD HIGH OF 77 ON THE 8TH AT SOUTH BEND

RECORD HIGH OF 79 ON THE 8TH AT FORT WAYNE

RECORD WARM MINIMUM OF 63 ON THE 8TH AT FORT WAYNE

RECORD HIGH OF 80 ON THE 9TH AT FORT WAYNE

RECORD LOW OF 25 ON THE 17TH AT SOUTH BEND

RECORD LOW OF 26 ON THE 17TH AT FORT WAYNE

5TH WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND

8TH WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE

...MAY...

AN F2 TORNADO TORE THROUGH THE NORTH SIDE OF FORT WAYNE ON THE 26TH

CAUSING SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS OF DAMAGE AND 3 INJURIES. IT TOUCHED

DOWN AT NORTHCREST SHOPPING CENTER AND MOVED NORTHEAST THROUGH THE

PAPERMILL BLUFFS SUBDIVISION TO CONCORDIA LUTHERAN SEMINARY. ALSO ON

THE 26TH...F0 TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN IN THE COUNTIES OF WABASH...

HUNTINGTON...DEKALB...AND WILLIAMS.

AN F0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN FOR AN INSTANT ON A FARM NEAR GRABILL ON

THE 18TH.

RECORD WARM MINIMUM OF 61 ON THE 2ND AT SOUTH BEND

SPRING 2001 WAS THE 7TH DRIEST ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE

...JUNE...

STORMS BROUGHT HIGH WINDS TO THE ENTIRE AREA ON THE 12TH. A GIRL

SUFFERED A BROKEN ARM WHEN A TREE FELL INTO HER MICHIGAN CITY

BEDROOM. A MOBILE HOME WAS BLOWN OFF ITS FOUNDATION NORTH OF

GARRETT. LIGHTNING CAUSED SIGNIFICANT FIRE DAMAGE TO APARTMENTS FIVE

MILES EAST OF BENTON CENTER.

ON THE 19TH A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS INJURED WHEN SHE WAS STRUCK BY

LIGHTNING SOUTH OF COLUMBIA CITY.

RECORD WARM MINIMUM OF 73 ON THE 14TH AT SOUTH BEND

...JULY...

ON THE 7TH FIVE INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN 2 TO 3 HOURS ON FULTON COUNTY

INDIANA.

ON THE 10TH AN F0 TORNADO MOVED THROUGH CORN FIELDS IN SOUTHWEST

PULASKI COUNTY.

ON THE 21ST FOUR INCHES OF RAIN FELL ON BERNE IN 90 MINUTES.

RECORD LOW OF 42 ON THE 2ND AT SOUTH BEND...WHICH WAS THE COLDEST

TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN JULY IN SOUTH BEND

RECORD LOW OF 46 ON THE 2ND AT FORT WAYNE

RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 1.16 INCHES ON THE 4TH AT SOUTH BEND

RECORD LOW OF 43 ON THE 6TH AT SOUTH BEND

RECORD LOW OF 45 ON THE 6TH AT FORT WAYNE

RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 1.72 INCHES ON THE 7TH AT FORT WAYNE

RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 1.30 INCHES ON THE 17TH AT FORT WAYNE

4TH WETTEST JULY ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE

...AUGUST...

SIGNIFICANT FLASH FLOODING QUICKLY DEVELOPED ON THE 9TH IN CENTRAL

GRANT COUNTY.

ON THE 22ND 75 MPH WINDS BLEW A MOBILE HOME OVER AT AUBURN. HAIL 2.5

INCHES IN DIAMETER STRUCK ZULU IN ALLEN COUNTY INDIANA.

ON THE 25TH AN F0 TORNADO DAMAGED CORN AND BEANS THREE MILES

SOUTHWEST OF LAPORTE. HAIL 2.75 INCHES IN DIAMETER FELL ON MCGILL IN

PAULDING COUNTY.

RECORD HIGH OF 95 ON THE 9TH AT SOUTH BEND

RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 2.09 INCHES ON THE 22ND AT FORT WAYNE

SUMMER 2001 WAS THE 5TH WETTEST ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE

...SEPTEMBER...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WINDS BLEW DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES ON THE

7TH...8TH...9TH...AND 23RD.

TENTH COOLEST SEPTEMBER ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND

...OCTOBER...

ONE OF THE AREAS LARGEST TORNADO OUTBREAKS ON RECORD STRUCK ON THE

24TH WHEN TEN TORNADOES SPUN THROUGH THE REGION. A WOMAN WAS KILLED

NEAR LAPORTE WHEN HER HOME WAS BLOWN OFF ITS FOUNDATION INTO A

FIELD. AN F3 TORNADO STRUCK CRUMSTOWN SOUTHWEST OF SOUTH BEND. THE

CRUMSTOWN TORNADO...AT F1 STRENGTH...STRUCK OR CAME VERY CLOSE TO

WEATHER OBSERVING EQUIPMENT AT MICHIANA REGIONAL AIRPORT WHERE A 90

MPH WIND GUST WAS RECORDED. AN F3 TWISTER TORE THROUGH PUTNAM COUNTY.

RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 1.05 INCHES ON THE 12TH AT SOUTH BEND

RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 1.14 INCHES ON THE 16TH AT FORT WAYNE

RECORD PRECIPITATION OF 0.66 INCHES ON THE 24TH AT SOUTH BEND

5TH WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND

4TH WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE

...NOVEMBER...

THUNDERSTORM WINDS DESTROYED TWO BARNS AT ARCOLA IN ALLEN COUNTY

INDIANA ON THE 24TH.

RECORD HIGH OF 69 ON THE 7TH AT SOUTH BEND

RECORD WARM MINIMUM OF 56 ON THE 24TH AT SOUTH BEND

RECORD HIGH OF 63 ON THE 24TH AT FORT WAYNE

RECORD WARM MINIMUM OF 53 ON THE 24TH AT FORT WAYNE

WARMEST AND LEAST SNOWY NOVEMBER EVER RECORDED AT SOUTH BEND

2ND WARMEST AND LEAST SNOWY NOVEMBER ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE

AUTUMN 2001 WAS THE LEAST SNOWY...8TH WARMEST...AND 10TH WETTEST ON

RECORD AT SOUTH BEND...AND THE 3RD WETTEST AND 2ND LEAST SNOWY ON

RECORD AT FORT WAYNE

...DECEMBER...

NEARLY 19 INCHES OF SNOW FELL DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH AT

SOUTH BEND...INCLUDING 9 INCHES ON THE 29TH. THE SNOW WAS LARGELY

LAKE EFFECT. BY THE END OF THE MONTH UP TO 2 FEET OF LAKE EFFECT

SNOW HAD FALLEN ON PARTS OF BERRIEN AND CASS COUNTIES IN MICHIGAN.

RECORD HIGH OF 70 ON THE 5TH AT SOUTH BEND...WHICH WAS THE WARMEST

TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN SOUTH BEND IN DECEMBER

RECORD WARM MINIMUM OF 57 ON THE 5TH AT SOUTH BEND

RECORD HIGH OF 67 ON THE 5TH AT FORT WAYNE

RECORD WARM MINIMUM OF 55 ON THE 5TH AT FORT WAYNE

5TH WARMEST DECEMBER ON RECORD AT SOUTH BEND

6TH WARMEST AND TENTH LEAST SNOWY DECEMBER ON RECORD AT FORT WAYNE

2001 WAS THE 8TH WARMEST AND THIRD LEAST SNOWY YEAR ON RECORD AT

SOUTH BEND.