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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
430 AM CST MON MAR 04 2015

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...THE ST CLOUD MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 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   FEBRUARY     2015      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          18.0      26.8      -8.8     COOLER    15   COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          -0.6       7.2      -7.8     COOLER    30   COLD
MONTH       MEAN          8.7      17.0      -8.3     COOLER    18   COLD

DAILY       MAX           37 FEB-07-2015
DAILY       MIN          -16 FEB-19-2015

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        1569      1344      225      COOLER    23   COLD
TOTAL       SEASON       6258      6446      -188     WARMER    40   WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         0         0       NORMAL    N/A
TOTAL       ANNUAL        0         0         0       NORMAL    N/A

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.35      0.59     -0.24     DRIER     40    DRY
ANNUAL      TOTAL        0.59      1.24     -0.65     DRIER     15    DRY
DAILY       MAX          0.20 FEB-10-2015

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        4.2       7.0       -6.7     DRIER     40    DRY
SEASON      TOTAL        26.8      34.2      -7.4     DRIER     13    DRY
DAY         MAX          1.7 FEB-03-2015
MAX         DEEP          2  FEB-20-2015

FEBRUARY    EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     FEBRUARY   EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART             RANK
FEBRUARY    MAX          39.5      1987      12.7    WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    MAX          6.3       1936     -20.5    COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    MIN          23.2      1998      16.0    WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    MIN         -15.1      1936     -22.3    COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    MEAN         29.6      1998      12.6    WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    MEAN         -4.4      1936     -21.4    COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    HDD          985       1998      -359    WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    HDD          2006      1936      662     COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    CDD           0       NONE     RECORDED  WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    CDD           0       NONE     RECORDED  COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    PRECIP       2.94      1922      2.35    WETTEST     1    WET
FEBRUARY    PRECIP       0.00      1947     -0.59     DRIEST     1    DRY
FEBRUARY    SNOW         21.6      1971      14.6    SNOWIEST    1    WET
FEBRUARY    SNOW         0.0       1921      -7.0     DRIEST     1    DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      10.0      9.4       0.6

PEAK WIND   GUST          42 MPH NORTHWEST FEB-24-2015
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE      32 MPH NORTHWEST FEB-24-2015

SUNSHINE    MINUTES    MINUTES    HOURS     HOURS    PERCENT  PERCENT
1 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
FEBRUARY        84        0        1.4       0.0        20       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
2 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-FEB        141        0        2.4       0.0        33       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
3-MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
DJF            147       -19       2.5      -0.3        34      -4

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                10
2=FOG DENSE    1.3        1
3=THUNDER      0.2        0
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                1
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                11
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           17.7       26        24        8     COOLER
>=50                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=60                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=70                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=80                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=90           0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          27.1       28        27        1     COOLER
<= 20                     26        23        3     COOLER
<= 10                     24        17        7     COOLER
<= 0           9.0        18        10        9     COOLER
<= -10                    5         5         0     NORMAL
>= 50                     0         1         -1    COOLER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  8         6         2     WETTER
>= 0.01        6.4        5         7         -1    DRIER
>= 0.10        2.1        1         3         -1    DRIER
>= 0.25                   0         1         -1    DRIER
>= 0.50        0.1        0         0         0     DRIER
>= 1.00        0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  7         4         3     SNOWIER
>= 0.1         6.2        7         7         1     SNOWIER
>= 1.0         2.5        3         3         1     SNOWIER
>= 1.5                    2         2         0     NORMAL
>= 2.0                    1         2         -1    DRIER
>= 3.0                    1         1         0     NORMAL

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD     EXTREME    LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT      /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE     OLD  YEAR
COLD MAX    NEW->         -2        FEB-22-2015     OLD->        1   1965

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS

3-MONTH     DATA       DECEMBER  JANUARY   FEBRUARY   (DJF)
DJF         2015        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
DJF-15      MAX          23.9      24.3      -0.4     COOLER   NEAR  NORM
DJF-15      MIN          8.9       5.4       3.5      WARMER    15   WARM
DJF-15      MEAN         16.4      14.9      1.5      WARMER    26   WARM
DJF-15      HDD          4326      4521      -195     WARMER    26   WARM
DJF-15      CDD           0       NONE     RECORDED   NORMAL    N/A
DJF-15      PRECIP       1.34      2.06     -0.72     DRIER     26    DRY
DJF-15      SNW          9.2       25.0     -15.8     DRIER      5    DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     DJF        EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART             RANK
DEC-JAN-FEB MAX          32.2      2012      7.9     WARMEST     1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MAX          12.2      1936     -12.1    COLDEST     1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB MIN          16.2      1998      10.8    WARMEST     1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MIN          -7.2      1979     -12.6    COLDEST     1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB MEAN         23.4      2012      8.5     WARMEST     1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MEAN         2.5       1936     -12.4    COLDEST     1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB HDD          3721      2002      -800    WARMEST     1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB HDD          5651      1936      1130    COLDEST     1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB CDD           0       NONE     RECORDED  WARMEST     1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB CDD           0       NONE     RECORDED  COLDEST     1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB PRECIP       5.34      1922      3.28    WETTEST     1    WET
DEC-JAN-FEB PRECIP       0.53      1902     -1.53     DRIEST     1    DRY
DEC-JAN-FEB SNW          56.0      1937      31.0    SNOWIEST    1    WET
DEC-JAN-FEB SNW          5.4       1924     -19.6     DRIEST     1    DRY

2 MONTH     DATA        JANUARY  FEBRUARY
JAN+FEB     2015         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
JAN+FEB     MAX             21.1      24.1      -3.0   COOLER      48COLD
JAN+FEB     MIN              4.1       4.5      -0.4   COOLER   NEAR NORM
JAN+FEB     MEAN            12.6      14.3      -1.7   COOLER   NEAR NORM
JAN+FEB HDD 2 MONTH         3064      2999        65   COOLER      40WARM
JUL-FEB-15  HDD-SEA         6258      6446      -188   WARMER   NEAR NORM
JAN+FEB     CDD                0    NONE   RECORDED    NORMAL    N/A
JAN+FEB     PRECIP          0.59      1.24     -0.65    DRIER      15 DRY
JAN+FEB SNW 2 MONTH          6.7      15.6      -8.9    DRIER      55 DRY
JUL-FEB-15  SNOW-SEA        26.8      34.2      -7.4    DRIER      13 DRY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-FEB    EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART             RANK
JAN-FEB     MAX          33.9      1931      9.8     WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-FEB     MAX          7.8       1936     -16.3    COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-FEB     MIN          15.8      1998      11.3    WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-FEB     MIN         -13.6      1936     -18.1    COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-FEB     MEAN         24.5      1931      10.2    WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-FEB     MEAN         -2.9      1936     -17.2    COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-FEB     HDD-ANN      2389      1931      -610    WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-FEB     HDD-ANN      4061      1936      1062    COLDEST     1   COLD
JUL-FEB     HDD-SEA      5268      2002     -1178    WARMEST     1   WARM
JUL-FEB     HDD-SEA      7722      1936      1276    COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-FEB     CDD           0        NONE    RECORDED  WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-FEB     CDD           0        NONE    RECORDED  COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-FEB     PRECIP       4.82      1922      3.58    WETTEST     1    WET
JAN-FEB     PRECIP       0.22      1964     -1.02     DRIEST     1    DRY
JAN-FEB     SNW-ANN      38.6      1967      23.0    SNOWIEST    1    WET
JAN-FEB     SNW-ANN      2.4       1964     -13.2     DRIEST     1    DRY
JUL-FEB     SNW-SEA      73.8      1937      39.6    SNOWIEST    1    WET
JUL-FEB     SNW-SEA      6.0       1902     -28.2     DRIEST     1    DRY

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CARLYON



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