Auburn, Indiana

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Auburn is a city in DeKalb County, Indiana, United States. The population was 13,026 at the 2008 estimated census count. Founded in 1836 by Wesley Park (1811–1868), the city is the county seat of DeKalb County. [3] Auburn is also known as Home of the classics.

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Geography

Auburn is located at 41°21′56″N 85°03′23″W / 41.365505°N 85.056355°W / 41.365505; -85.056355[4] 20 miles north of Fort Wayne in Northern Indiana. Interstate 69 passes just west of the city.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.4 km2), all of it land.

Most of Auburn is located in Union civil township. Portions of Jackson, Keyser and Grant civil townships are also within the city limits.

Climate

Auburn has typical continental weather with very warm summers and very cold winters. Average January temperatures are a high of 31.4 °F (−0.3 °C) and a low of 17.2 °F (−8.2 °C). Average July temperatures are a high of 83.9 °F (28.8 °C) and a low of 62.0 °F (16.7 °C). There are an average of 13.1 days with highs of 90 °F (32 °C) or higher and an average of 136.8 days with lows of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower. The record high temperature was 106 °F (41 °C) on June 26, 1988. The record low temperature was −24 °F (−31 °C) on January 21, 1984.[5]

Average annual precipitation in Auburn is 35.47 inches (901 mm). The wettest month is normally June, with an average of 4.17 inches (106 mm). The wettest year was 1985 with 43.50 inches (1,105 mm) and the driest year was 1964 with 19.93 inches (506 mm). The most precipitation in one month was 9.65 inches (245 mm) in June 1981. The most precipitation in 24 hours was 3.85 inches (98 mm) on August 20, 1904. There is an average of 32.4 inches (820 mm) on snow each year. The snowiest season was 1981-82 with 67.5 inches (1,710 mm), including 30.0 inches (760 mm) in January 1982. The most snowfall in 24 hours was 14.0 inches (360 mm) on January 26, 1978.[6]

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