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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
250 PM CDT FRI MAY 01 2015

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...THE ST CLOUD MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015...

CLIMATE     NORMAL    PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD    PERIOD    1893 TO 2015

            WEATHER   OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE     DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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MONTHLY       REPORT    APRIL      2015      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          58.1      56.3      1.8      WARMER    33   WARM
AVERAGE     MIN          34.6      32.7      1.9      WARMER    33   WARM
MONTH       MEAN         46.3      44.5      1.8      WARMER    33   WARM

DAILY       MAX          77 APR-12-2015
DAILY       MIN          23 APR-03-2015

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        551       617       -66      WARMER    32   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       7810      8167      -357     WARMER    31   WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         2         -2      COOLER     1   COLD
TOTAL       ANNUAL        0         2         -2      COOLER     1   COLD

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        1.67      2.57     -0.90     DRIER     47   DRY
ANNUAL      TOTAL        2.64      5.36     -2.72     DRIER      9   DRY

DAILY       MAX          0.66 APR-12-2015

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        1.0       3.0       -2.0     DRIER     53   DRY
SEASON      TOTAL       31.1      45.7      -14.6     DRIER     38   DRY

DAILY       MAX          1.0 APR-10-2015
MAX         DEPTH         0  APR-01-2015

APRIL       EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     APRIL      EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART             RANK
APRIL       MAX          66.7      1987      10.4   WARMEST      1   WARM
APRIL       MAX          42.4      1950     -13.9   COLDEST      1   COLD
APRIL       MIN          42.4      1915      9.7    WARMEST      1   WARM
APRIL       MIN          25.1      1950      -7.6   COLDEST      1   COLD
APRIL       MEAN         54.6      1915      10.1   WARMEST      1   WARM
APRIL       MEAN         33.8      1950     -10.7   COLDEST      1   COLD
APRIL       HDD          322       1915      -295   WARMEST      1   WARM
APRIL       HDD          932       1950      315    COLDEST      1   COLD
APRIL       CDD           25       1990       23    WARMEST      1   WARM
APRIL       CDD           0        2015       -2    COLDEST      1   COLD
APRIL       PRECIP       8.42      2001      5.85   WETTEST      1   WET
APRIL       PRECIP       0.05      1987     -2.52   DRIEST       1   DRY
APRIL       SNW          24.4      2013      21.4   SNOWIEST     1   WET
APRIL       SNW           0        2010      -3.0   DRIEST       1   DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      10.4      12.1      -1.7

PEAK WIND   GUST     49 MPH WEST APR-02-2015
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE 38 MPH WEST APR-02-2015

SUNSHINE    MINUTES    MINUTES    HOURS     HOURS    PERCENT  PERCENT
1 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
APRIL           91        0        1.5       0.0        22       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
3-MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
FMA            274        0        4.6       0.0        65       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
4 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-APR        331        0        5.5       0.0        78       0

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                6
2=FOG DENSE    0.4        0
3=THUNDER      2.6        2
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                0
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                6
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           0.6        0         1         -1    WARMER
>=50                      20        20        0     NORMAL
>=60                      16        12        4     WARMER
>=70                      6         5         1     WARMER
>=80                      0         1         -1    COOLER
>=90           0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          14.2       15        15        1     COOLER
<= 20                     0         3         -3    WARMER
<= 10                     0         0         0     NORMAL
<= 0           0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL
<= -10                    0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 50                     1         0         1     WARMER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  4         4         0     WETTER
>= 0.01        9.1        10        10        1     WETTER
>= 0.10        5.2        3         6         -2    DRIER
>= 0.25                   2         3         -1    DRIER
>= 0.50        1.7        1         2         -1    DRIER
>= 1.00        0.4        0         1         0     DRIER

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  3         2         1     SNOWIER
>= 0.1         1.8        1         2         -1    DRIER
>= 1.0         1.0        1         1         0     NORMAL
>= 1.5                    0         1         -1    DRIER
>= 2.0                    0         1         -1    DRIER
>= 3.0                    0         0         0     NORMAL

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        0
COLD MAX        0
MIN TEMP        0
WARM MIN        0
PRECIP          0
SNOW            0

NEW DAILY   RECORD    EXTREME     LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE   /AMOUNT       /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE     OLD  YEAR
NO NEW      DAILY       RECORD   EXTREMES

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS

3-MONTH     DATA       FEBRUARY   MARCH     APRIL   (FMA)
FMA         2015        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
FMA-15      MAX          39.8      40.7      -0.9   COOLER     NEAR  NORM
FMA-15      MIN          18.5      19.9      -1.4   COOLER     NEAR  NORM
FMA-15      MEAN         29.2      30.3      -1.1   COOLER     NEAR  NORM
FMA-15      HDD          3121      3065       56    COOLER     NEAR  NORM
FMA-15      CDD           0         2         -2    COOLER       1   COLD
FMA-15      PRECIP       2.40      4.71     -2.31   DRIER       17   DRY
FMA-15      SNW          8.5       18.5     -10.0   DRIER       16   DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     FMA        EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART              RANK
FEB-MAR-APR MAX          50.6      1987      9.9    WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR-APR MAX          29.5      1936     -11.2   COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR-APR MIN          28.8      2012      8.9    WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR-APR MIN          10.3      1936      -9.6   COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR-APR MEAN         38.8      2012      8.5    WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR-APR MEAN         19.9      1936     -10.4   COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR-APR HDD          2326      2012      -739   WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR-APR HDD          4015      1936      950    COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR-APR CDD           25       1990       23    WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR-APR CDD           0        2015       -2    COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR-APR PRECIP      10.69      2001      5.98   WETTEST      1   WET
FEB-MAR-APR PRECIP       0.88      1987     -3.83   DRIEST       1   DRY
FEB-MAR-APR SNW          68.9      1965      50.4   SNOWIEST     1   WET
FEB-MAR-APR SNW           T        1902     -18.5   DRIEST       1   DRY

4 MONTH     DATA      ACCUM
JAN-APR     2015        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-APR-14  MAX          35.9      35.9      0.0    NORMAL     NEAR  NORM
JAN-APR-14  MIN          16.1      15.4      0.7    WARMER      32   WARM
JAN-APR-14  MEAN         26.0      25.7      0.3    WARMER      32   WARM
JAN-APR-14  HDD-ANN      4616      4720      -104   WARMER      29   WARM
JUL-APR-14  HDD-SEA      7810      8167      -357   WARMER      31   WARM
JAN-APR-14  CDD           0         2         -2    COOLER       1   COLD
JAN-APR-14  PRECIP       2.64      5.36     -2.72   DRIER        9   DRY
JAN-APR-14  SNOW-ANN     11.0      27.1     -16.1   DRIER        9   DRY
JUL-APR-14  SNOW-SEA     31.1      45.7     -14.6   DRIER       38   DRY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-APR    EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART              RANK
JAN-APR     MAX          44.8      1987      8.9    WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-APR     MAX          24.5      1936     -11.4   COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-APR     MIN          24.4      2012      9.0    WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-APR     MIN          4.6       1936     -10.8   COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-APR     MEAN         34.1      2012      8.4    WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-APR     MEAN         14.6      1936     -11.1   COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-APR     HDD-ANN      3706      2012     -1014   WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-APR     HDD-ANN      6070      1936      1350   COLDEST      1   COLD
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA      6533      2012     -1634   WARMEST      1   WARM
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA      9733      1936      1566   COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-APR     CDD           25       1990       23    WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-APR     CDD           0        2015       -2    COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-APR     PRECIP      11.47      2001      6.11   WETTEST      1   WET
JAN-APR     PRECIP       1.22      1959     -4.14   DRIEST       1   DRY
JAN-APR     SNW-ANN      75.5      1965      48.4   SNOWIEST     1   WET
JAN-APR     SNW-ANN      3.0       1902     -24.1   DRIEST       1   DRY
JUL-APR     SNW-SEA      87.9      1965      42.2   SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUL-APR     SNW-SEA      6.0       1902     -39.7   DRIEST       1   DRY

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CARLYON



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