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CXUS53 KMPX 011934
CLMEAU

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
233 PM CST FRI APR 01 2016

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...THE EAU CLAIRE WI CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 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    MARCH      2016      EAU     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVG         MAX          47.9      41.1      6.8    WARMER      11   WARM
AVG         MIN          29.3      21.6      7.7    WARMER       5   WARM
MONTH       MEAN         38.6      31.4      7.2    WARMER       8   WARM

DAILY       MAX           70        MAR-08-2016
DAILY       MIN           9         MAR-02-2016

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        811       1044      -233   WARMER       8   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       5989      7064     -1075   WARMER       2   WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         0         0     NORMAL      25   WARM
TOTAL       ANNUAL        0         0         0     NORMAL      25   WARM

PCP                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        4.66      1.73      2.93   WETTER       3   WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL        5.82      3.43      2.39   WETTER       4   WET
DAILY       MAX          1.55 MAR-15-2016

SNW                     ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        12.1      8.6       3.5    SNOWIER     42   SNOWY
SEASON      TOTAL        36.2      44.9      -8.7   DRIER       41   DRY
DAILY       MAX           6.1 MAR-23-2016
MAX         DEPTH         7   MAR-24-2016

MARCH       EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     MARCH      EXTREME  YEAR        DEPART            RANK
MARCH       MAX          58.3   1910         17.2   WARMEST      1   WARM
MARCH       MAX          27.3   1899        -13.8   COLDEST      1   COLD
MARCH       MIN          37.8   2012         16.2   WARMEST      1   WARM
MARCH       MIN          8.1    1899        -13.5   COLDEST      1   COLD
MARCH       MEAN         47.4   2012         16.0   WARMEST      1   WARM
MARCH       MEAN         17.7   1899        -13.7   COLDEST      1   COLD
MARCH       HDD          549    2012         -495   WARMEST      1   WARM
MARCH       HDD          1459   1899         415    COLDEST      1   COLD
MARCH       CDD           14    2012          14    WARMEST      1   WARM
MARCH       CDD           0     2016          0     COLDEST      1   COLD
MARCH       PCP          6.03   1998         4.30   WETTEST      1   WET
MARCH       PCP          0.01   1910        -1.72   DRIEST       1   DRY
MARCH       SNOW         31.1   1965         22.5   SNOWIEST     1   WET
MARCH       SNOW         0.0    2010         -8.6   DRIEST       1   DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH       AVERAGE      7.3       10.0      -2.7
PEAK WIND   GUST          44 MPH WEST MAR-16-2016
FASTEST     2-MINUTE      31 MPH WEST MAR-16-2016

SUNSHINE    MINUTES
ANNUAL       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-MAR-16     237        0        4.0       0.0        57       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES
THIS MONTH   MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
MAR-16          99        0        1.7       0.0        24       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES
3-MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JFM-16         237        0        4.0       0.0        57       0

WEATHER               ACTUAL
TYPE        NCDC      COUNT
1=FOG/MIST            20
2=FOG DENSE 1.5       3
3=THUNDER   1.0       0
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     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0           5.9        0        0.0        0       NORMAL
<=32                      2        7.4        -5      COOLER
>=50                      11       7.4        4       WARMER
>=60                      5        2.9        2       WARMER
>=70                      1        0.7        0       WARMER
>=80           0.0        0        0.2        0       COOLER
>=90                      0        0.0        0       NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= -20         25.7       0        0.0        0       NORMAL
<= -10                    0        0.3        0       WARMER
<= 0                      0        1.8        -2      WARMER
<= 10          1.5        2        13.3      -11      WARMER
<= 20                     5        5.9        -1      WARMER
<= 32                     19       25.8       -7      WARMER
>= 50                     0        0.4        0       COOLER
>= 60                     0        0.0        0       NORMAL
>= 70                     0        0.0        0       NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  4        4.4        0       DRIER
>= 0.01"       9.0        12       9.8        2       WETTER
>= 0.1"        4.3        8        4.6        3       WETTER
>= 0.25"                  7        2.3        5       WETTER
>= 0.5"        0.9        2        1.1        1       WETTER
>= 1"          0.2        1        0.3        1       WETTER

SNOW           NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  3        3.9        -1      DRIER
>= 0.1"        4.7        5        5.9        -1      DRIER
>= 1"          2.0        3        2.3        1      SNOWIER
>= 1.5"                   2        1.8        0      SNOWIER
>= 2"                     2        1.4        1      SNOWIER
>= 3"                     2        1.1        1      SNOWIER

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA      JANUARY   FEBRUARY  MARCH
JFM         2016        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
JFM-16      MAX          33.9      31.1      2.8    WARMER      17   WARM
JFM-16      MIN          17.0      12.3      4.7    WARMER       9   WARM
JFM-16      MEAN         25.5      21.7      3.8    WARMER      11   WARM
JFM-16      HDD          3573      3888      -315   WARMER      13   WARM
JFM-16      CDD           0         0        0.0    NORMAL      N/A
JFM-16      PRECIP       5.82      3.43      2.39   WETTER      10   WET
JFM-16      SNOW         25.4      29.1      -3.7   DRIER       57   DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     JFM       EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX       40.4      2012      9.3       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX       20.8      1899      -10.3     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN       22.5      2012      10.2      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN       0.8       1895      -11.5     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN      31.4      2012      9.7       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN      11.2      1912      -10.5     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD       3027      2012      -861      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD       4872      1912      984       COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR CDD       0         0         0         WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR CDD       0         0         0         COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR PRECIP    9.97      1998      6.54      WETTEST      1   WET
JAN-FEB-MAR PRECIP    0.64      1958      -2.79     DRIEST       1   DRY
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW      60.6      1929      31.5      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW      6.8       1958      -22.3     DRIEST       1   DRY

2 MONTH     DATA       FEBRUARY   MARCH
FEB+MAR     2016        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
FEB+MAR     MAX          39.0      35.0      4.0    WARMER      13   WARM
FEB+MAR     MIN          21.4      15.8      5.6    WARMER      30   WARM
FEB+MAR     MEAN         30.2      25.4      4.8    WARMER       9   WARM
FEB+MAR HDD HDD-ANN      2058      2320      -262   WARMER      13   WARM
JUL-MAR-16  HDD-SEA      5989      7064     -1075   WARMER       2   WARM
FEB+MAR     CDD           0         0         0     NORMAL      N/A
FEB+MAR     PRECIP       5.40      2.54      2.86   WETTER       4   WET
FEB+MAR SNW SNOW-ANN     20.2      8.6       11.6   SNOWIER     46   SNOWY
JUL-MAR-16  SNOW-SEA     36.2      44.9      -8.7   DRIER       41   DRY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    FEB+MAR   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
FEB-MAR     MAX       45.8      2012      10.8      WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     MAX       21.2      1899      -13.8     COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     MIN       27.9      2012      12.2      WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     MIN       2.7       1899      -13.1     COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     MEAN      36.9      2012      11.5      WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     MEAN      11.9      1899      -13.5     COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     HDD-ANN   1657      2012      -663      WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     HDD-ANN   3104      1899      784       COLDEST      1   COLD
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA   5780      2012      -1284     WARMEST      1   WARM
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA   8186      1899      1122      COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     CDD       14        2012      14        WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     CDD       0         2015      NORMAL    COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     PRECIP    8.39      1998      5.85      WETTEST      1   WET
FEB-MAR     PRECIP    0.33      1910      -2.21     DRIEST       1   DRY
FEB-MAR     SNOW-ANN  42.7      1936      34.1      SNOWIEST     1   WET
FEB-MAR     SNOW-ANN  1.5       1947      -7.1      DRIEST       1   DRY
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA  89.0      1997      44.1      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA  16.5      1959      -28.4     DRIEST       1   DRY

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        1
COLD MAX        0
MIN TEMP        0
WARM MIN        3
PRECIP          1
SNOW            1

NEW DAILY    RECORDS             LISTING             PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT      /DATE -YEAR     SET/TIE     OLD  YEAR
WARM LOW    NEW->         44        MAR-08-2016     OLD->       41   2000
WARM LOW    TIE->         38        MAR-09-2016     TIES->      38   1911
WARM MAX    TIE->         67        MAR-12-2016     TIES->      67   1990
WARM LOW    NEW->         44        MAR-15-2016     OLD->       41   2012
PRECIP      NEW->        1.55       MAR-15-2016     OLD->      1.03  1919
SNOW        NEW->         6         MAR-23-2016     OLD->       4.0  1966

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CARLYON


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