Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
130 PM CDT THU SEP 01 2016

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...THE ST CLOUD MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2016...

CLIMATE     NORMAL    PERIOD   1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD    PERIOD   1893 TO 2016

            WEATHER   OBSERVED NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE     DATE(S)    VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                         NORMAL
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MONTHLY       REPORT   AUGUST     2016      STC    AIRPORT

TEMPS                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX         80.1      79.6      0.5     WARMER   NEAR  NORM
AVERAGE     MIN         58.5      56.0      2.5     WARMER    27   WARM
MONTH       MEAN        69.3      67.8      1.5     WARMER    42   WARM

DAILY       MAX         91 AUG-10-2016
DAILY       MIN         48 AUG-26-2016

HDD                    ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        15        41       -26    WARMER     35   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       22        58       -36    WARMER     27   WARM

CDD                    ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        157      127        30    WARMER     42   WARM
TOTAL       ANNUAL       478      429        49    WARMER    NEAR  NORM

PRECIP                 ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL       8.36      3.79      4.57   WETTER      2   WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL      24.82     19.58      5.24   WETTER     23   WET
DAILY       MAX         4.08 AUG-29-2016

SNW                    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.0      0.0       0.0    NORMAL      N/A
SEASON      TOTAL        0.0      0.0       0.0    NORMAL      N/A
DAILY       MAX          0.0 AUG-01-2016
MAX         DEPTH         0  AUG-01-2016

AUGUST      EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     AUGUST    EXTREME  YEAR      DEPART              RANK
AUGUST      MAX       88.7     1900      9.1       WARMEST     1   WARM
AUGUST      MAX       73.2     1897      -6.4      COLDEST     1   COLD
AUGUST      MIN       65.5     1900      9.5       WARMEST     1   WARM
AUGUST      MIN       50.5     1950      -5.5      COLDEST     1   COLD
AUGUST      MEAN      77.1     1900      9.3       WARMEST     1   WARM
AUGUST      MEAN      62.3     2004      -5.5      COLDEST     1   COLD
AUGUST      HDD       0        1983      -41       WARMEST     1   WARM
AUGUST      HDD       121      2004      80        COLDEST     1   COLD
AUGUST      CDD       384      1900      257       WARMEST     1   WARM
AUGUST      CDD       44       1977      -83       COLDEST     1   COLD
AUGUST      PCP       9.28     1900      5.49      WETTEST     1   WET
AUGUST      PCP       0.42     1933      -3.37     DRIEST      1   DRY
AUGUST      SNOW      0.0      NONE      RECORDED  SNOWIEST    1   WET
AUGUST      SNOW      0.0      NONE      RECORDED  DRIEST      1   DRY

WIND        MPH        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      6.3      9.5       -3.2
PEAK WIND GUST       40 MPH NORTH AUG-12-2016
DAILY FAST 2-MINUTE  28 MPH NORTH AUG-12-2016

SUNSHINE
1 MONTH      MIN-GAIN MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
AUGUST          0        -87      0.0       -1.5       0      -21

SUNSHINE
3 MONTH      MIN-GAIN MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JJA            16      -145      0.3       -2.4       4      -35

SUNSHINE
8 MONTH      MIN-GAIN MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-AUG       414      -145      6.9       -2.4      98      -34

WEATHER               ACTUAL
TYPE        NCEI      COUNT
1=FOG/MIST            22
2=FOG DENSE 0.5       4
3=THUNDER   6.4       10
4=IP/SLEET            0
5=HAIL                0
6=FRZ RAIN            0
7=BLWG DUST           0
8=HAZE/SMK            0
9=BLWG SNW            0

TEMP           NCEI     COUNT    NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL   ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0                      0        0         0     NORMAL
<=32            0         0        0         0     NORMAL
>=50                     31        31        0     NORMAL
>=60                     31        31        0     WARMER
>=70                     29        29        0     COOLER
>=80                     19        17        3     WARMER
>=90           2.1        2        2         0     COOLER

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        0         0     NORMAL
<= 32           0         0        0         0     NORMAL
>= 50                    30        26        4     WARMER
>= 60                    11        10        1     WARMER
>= 70                     0        1         -1    COOLER

PRECIP         NCEI     COUNT    NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL   ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  2        2         0     DRIER
>= 0.01        9.3       12        10        3     WETTER
>= 0.10        5.8        6        6         0     WETTER
>= 0.25                   5        4         1     WETTER
>= 0.50        2.5        4        2         2     WETTER
>= 1.00        1.1        2        1         1     WETTER

SNOW           NCEI     COUNT    NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL   ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  0        0         0     NORMAL
>= 0.1         0.0        0        0         0     NORMAL
>= 1.0         0.0        0        0         0     NORMAL
>= 1.5                    0        0         0     NORMAL
>= 2.0                    0        0         0     NORMAL
>= 3.0                    0        0         0     NORMAL

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA      JUNE     JULY      AUGUST    (JJA)
JJA         2016      ACTUAL   NORMAL    DEPART               RANK
JJA-16      MAX       79.8     79.8      0.0       NORMAL     63   NORM
JJA-16      MIN       58.2     56.0      2.2       WARMER     27   WARM
JJA-16      MEAN      69.0     67.9      1.1       WARMER     42   WARM
JJA-16      HDD       55       136       -81       WARMER     13   WARM
JJA-16      CDD       447      404       43        WARMER    NEAR  NORM
JJA-16      PRECIP    18.47    11.27     7.20      WETTER      5   WET
JJA-16      SNW       0.0      NONE      RECORDED  NORMAL     N/A

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     JJA       EXTREME  YEAR      DEPART               RANK
JUN-JUL-AUG MAX       86.3     1988      6.5       WARMEST     1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG MAX       74.6     1897      -5.2      COLDEST     1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG MIN       62.0     1894      6.0       WARMEST     1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG MIN       50.6     1992      -5.4      COLDEST     1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG MEAN      73.7     1921      5.8       WARMEST     1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG MEAN      62.7     1992      -5.2      COLDEST     1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG HDD       23       1900      -113      WARMEST     1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG HDD       326      1992      190       COLDEST     1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG CDD       852      1921      448       WARMEST     1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG CDD       141      1992      -263      COLDEST     1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG PRECIP    22.06    1897      10.79     WETTEST     1   WET
JUN-JUL-AUG PRECIP    3.51     1950      -7.76     DRIEST      1   DRY
JUN-JUL-AUG SNW       0.0      NONE      RECORDED  SNOWIEST    1   WET
JUN-JUL-AUG SNW       0.0      NONE      RECORDED  DRIEST      1   DRY

8 MONTH     DATA
JAN-AUG     2016      ACTUAL   NORMAL    DEPART               RANK
JAN-AUG-15  MAX       57.9     56.5      1.4       WARMER     21   WARM
JAN-AUG-15  MIN       38.0     34.2      3.8       WARMER      6   WARM
JAN-AUG-15  MEAN      47.9     45.4      2.5       WARMER      7   WARM
JAN-AUG-15  HDD-ANN   4550     5145      -595      WARMER      7   WARM
JUL+AUG HDD 2-MONTH   22       58        -36       WARMER     27   WARM
JAN-AUG-15  CDD       478      1921      49        WARMER    NEAR  NORM
JAN-AUG-15  PRECIP    24.82    19.58     5.24      WETTER     23   WET
JAN-AUG-15  SNOW-ANN  16.4     27.1      -10.7     DRIER      28   DRY
JUL-AUG-15  SNOW-SEA  0.0      NONE      RECORDED

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-AUG   EXTREME  YEAR      DEPART               RANK
JAN-AUG     MAX       62.3     2012      5.8       WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-AUG     MAX       50.0     1979      -6.5      COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-AUG     MIN       40.2     2012      6.0       WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-AUG     MIN       28.1     1950      -6.1      COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-AUG     MEAN      51.3     2012      5.9       WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-AUG     MEAN      39.4     1979      -6.0      COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-AUG     HDD-ANN   3948     2012      -1197     WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-AUG     HDD-ANN   6393     1979      1248      COLDEST     1   COLD
JUL+AUG HDD 2-MONTH   1        2011      -57       WARMEST     1   WARM
JUL+AUG HDD 2-MONTH   193      1992      135       COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-AUG     CDD       933      1921      -988      WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-AUG     CDD       183      1992      -1738     COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-AUG     PRECIP    34.26    1897      14.68     WETTEST     1   WET
JAN-AUG     PRECIP    9.90     1934      -9.68     DRIEST      1   DRY
JAN-AUG     SNOW-ANN  75.5     1965      48.4      SNOWIEST    1   WET
JAN-AUG     SNOW-ANN  3.0      1902      -24.1     DRIEST      1   DRY
JUL-AUG     SNOW-SEA  0        NONE      RECORDED  SNOWIEST    1   WET
JUL-AUG     SNOW-SEA  0        NONE      RECORDED  DRIEST      1   DRY

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        0
COLD MAX        0
MIN TEMP        0
WARM MIN        0
PRECIP          2
SNOW            0

NEW DAILY   RECORD    EXTREME    LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE   /AMOUNT      /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE    OLD  YEAR
PRECIP      NEW->       1.97       AUG-10-2016     OLD->     1.19  1958
PRECIP      NEW->       4.08       AUG-29-2016     OLD->     2.03  2014

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CARLYON


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