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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
355 PM CDT MON MAY 01 2017

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...THE ST CLOUD MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2017...

CLIMATE     NORMAL       PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD       PERIOD    1894 TO 2017

            WEATHER      OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE        DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                             NORMAL
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MONTHLY         REPORT     APRIL      2017      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX             56.5      56.3      0.2      WARMER    47   WARM
AVERAGE     MIN             35.4      32.7      2.7      WARMER    24   WARM
MONTH       MEAN            46.0      44.5      1.5      WARMER    37   WARM

DAILY       MAX              73 APR-08-2017
DAILY       MIN              24 APR-07-2017

HDD                        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH           563       617       -54      WARMER    37   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON          6979      8169     -1190     WARMER     6   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           3.27      2.57      0.70     WETTER    29   WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL           5.26      5.36     -0.10     DRIER    NEAR  NORM
DAILY       MAX             0.89 APR-18-2017

SNW                        ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL            T        3.0       -3.0     DRIER     38   DRY
SEASON      TOTAL          30.9      45.7      -14.8     DRIER     39   DRY
DAILY       MAX              T  APR-26-2017
MAX         DEPTH            0  APR-01-2017

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         2017      -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         2012      -3.0      DRIEST       1   DRY

WIND             MPH       ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTHLY AVG                 8.6       12.1      -3.5
PEAK GUST      43 MPH SOUTH APR-24-2017
FASTEST 2-MIN  35 MPH SOUTH APR-24-2017

SUNSHINE    (POSSIBLE)
1 MONTH       MIN-GAIN    MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
APRIL            91          0        1.5       0.0        21       0

SUNSHINE    (POSSIBLE)
3 MONTH       MIN-GAIN    MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
FMA              274         0        4.6       0.0        64       0

SUNSHINE    (POSSIBLE)
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            NCEI       COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                  13
2=FOG DENSE      0.4         2
3=THUNDER        2.6         2
4=IP/SLEET                   0
5=HAIL                       0
6=FRZ RAIN                   0
7=BLWG DUST                  0
8=HAZE/SMK                   2
9=BLWG SNW                   0

TEMP            NCEI       COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM        NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0                         0         0         0     NORMAL
<=32              1          0         1        -1     WARMER
>=50                        25        20         5     WARMER
>=60                        12        12         0     NORMAL
>=70                         1         5        -4     COOLER
>=80                         0         1        -1     COOLER
>=90              0          0        0.0        0     NORMAL

TEMP            NCEI       COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM        NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= -20                       0         0         0     NORMAL
<= -10                       0         0         0     NORMAL
<= 0              0          0         0         0     NORMAL
<= 10                        0         0         0     NORMAL
<= 20                        0         3        -3     WARMER
<= 32            14         13        15        -1     WARMER
>= 50                        0         2        -2     COOLER
>= 60                        0        0.1        0     COOLER
>= 70                        0         0         0     NORMAL

PRECIP          NCEI       COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A    NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                     2         4        -2     DRIER
>= 0.01          9          11        10         2     WETTER
>= 0.10          5           8         5         3     WETTER
>= 0.25                      6         3         3     WETTER
>= 0.50          2           1         2        -1     DRIER
>= 1.00          0.4         0         0         0     DRIER

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

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA          FEBRUARY   MARCH     APRIL   (FMA)
FMA         2017           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
FMA-17      MAX             44.5      40.7      3.8    WARMER      13   WARM
FMA-17      MIN             25.0      19.9      5.1    WARMER       6   WARM
FMA-17      MEAN            34.7      30.3      4.4    WARMER       7   WARM
FMA-17      HDD             2663      3065      -402   WARMER       8   WARM
FMA-17      CDD              0         2         -2    COOLER       1   COLD
FMA-17      PRECIP          4.72      4.71      0.01   WETTER      49   NORM
FMA-17      SNW             4.8       18.5     -13.7   DRIER        7   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        2017       -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             0.0       1902     -18.5   DRIEST       1   DRY

4 MONTH     DATA
JAN-APR     2017           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-APR-16  MAX             39.5      35.9      3.6    WARMER      11   WARM
JAN-APR-16  MIN             21.2      15.4      5.8    WARMER       5   WARM
JAN-APR-16  MEAN            30.3      25.7      4.6    WARMER       6   WARM
JAN-APR-16  HDD-ANN         4141      4722      -581   WARMER       4   WARM
JUL-APR-16  HDD-SEA         6979      8169     -1190   WARMER       6   WARM
JAN-APR-16  CDD              0         2         -2    COOLER       1   COLD
JAN-APR-16  PRECIP          5.26      5.36     -0.10   DRIER      NEAR  NORM
JAN-APR-16  SNOW-ANN        14.8      27.1     -12.3   DRIER       21   DRY
JUL-APR-16  SNOW-SEA        30.9      45.7     -14.8   DRIER       39   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     -1016   WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-APR     HDD-ANN         6070      1936      1348   COLDEST      1   COLD
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA         6533      2012     -1636   WARMEST      1   WARM
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA         9733      1936      1564   COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-APR     CDD              25       1990       23    WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-APR     CDD              0        2017       -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         14.1      1959     -31.6   DRIEST       1   DRY

NEW DAILY      EXTREME
MAX TEMP          0
COLD MAX          1
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
COLD MAX    TIE->            34        APR-27-2017     TIES->      37   1950

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CARLYON



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