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

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...THE ST CLOUD MN  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      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          47.0      39.0      8.0    WARMER       9   WARM
AVERAGE     MIN          29.6      19.8      9.8    WARMER       3   WARM
MONTH       MEAN         38.3      29.4      8.9    WARMER       3   WARM

DAILY       MAX               68    MAR-12-2016
DAILY       MIN               10    MAR-01-2016

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        817       1104      -287     WARMER     3   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       6268      7550     -1282     WARMER     3   WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         0         0       NORMAL    16   COLD
TOTAL       ANNUAL        0         0         0       NORMAL    16   COLD

PCP                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        1.50      1.55     -0.05     DRIER    NEAR  NORM
ANNUAL      TOTAL        2.44      2.79     -0.35     DRIER    NEAR  NORM
DAILY       MAX          0.30 MAR-15-2016

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        3.0       8.5       -5.5     DRIER     25   DRY
SNW         SEASON       28.7      42.7     -14.0     DRIER    NEAR  NORM
DAY         MAX           1.2 MAR-04-2016
MAX         DEEP          1   MAR-05-2016

MARCH       EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     MARCH     EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
MARCH       MAX       55.3      1910      16.3      WARMEST      1   WARM
MARCH       MAX       23.6      1899      -15.4     COLDEST      1   COLD
MARCH       MIN       33.4      2012      13.6      WARMEST      1   WARM
MARCH       MIN       5         1965      -14.8     COLDEST      1   COLD
MARCH       MEAN      43.9      2012      14.5      WARMEST      1   WARM
MARCH       MEAN      4         1899      -25.4     COLDEST      1   COLD
MARCH       HDD       651       2012      -453      WARMEST      1   WARM
MARCH       HDD       1545      1899      441       COLDEST      1   COLD
MARCH       CDD       0         0         0         WARMEST      1   WARM
MARCH       CDD       0         0         0         COLDEST      1   COLD
MARCH       PRECIP    4.66      2009      3.11      WETTEST      1   WET
MARCH       PRECIP    0.10      1959      -1.45     DRIEST       1   DRY
MARCH       SNOW      51.7      1965      43.2      SNOWIEST     1   WET
MARCH       SNOW      0.0       2010      -8.5      DRIEST       1   DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      8.4       10.0      -1.6
PEAK WIND   GUST        43 MPH NORTHWEST MAR-16-2016
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE    35 MPH NORTHWEST MAR-16-2016

SUNSHINE
1 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-MAR        237        0        4.0       0.0        56       0

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
MAR             99        0        1.7       0.0        23       0

SUNSHINE
SEASON       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JFM            237        0        4.0       0.0        55       0

WEATHER               ACTUAL
TYPE        NCDC      COUNT
1=FOG/MIST            19
2=FOG DENSE 1.5       2
3=THUNDER   1.0       1
4=IP/SLEET            0
5=HAIL                0
6=FRZ RAIN            0
7=BLWG DUST           0
8=HAZE/SMK            3
9=BLWG SNW            0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0                      0         0         0     NORMAL
<=32            7         4         8         -3    COOLER
>=50                      12        6         6     WARMER
>=60                      5         2         3     WARMER
>=70                      0         0         0     COOLER
>=80                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=90            0         0        0.0        0     NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= -20                    0         0         0     NORMAL
<= -10                    0         1         -1    WARMER
<= 0            2         0         3         -2    WARMER
<= 10                     1         14       -13    WARMER
<= 20                     2         7         -5    WARMER
<= 32           27        21       27.0       -6    WARMER
>= 50                     0        0.0        0     NORMAL
>= 60                     0        0.0        0     COOLER
>= 70                     0        0.0        0     NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  3         4         -1    DRIER
>= 0.01        8.2        11        9         3     WETTER
>= 0.10        4.1        6         4         2     WETTER
>= 0.25                   3         2         1     WETTER
>= 0.50        0.9        0         1         -1    DRIER
>= 1.00        0.1        0         0         0     DRIER

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  3         3         0     NORMAL
>= 0.1         5.2        4         5         -1    DRIER
>= 1.0         2.5        1         2         -2    DRIER
>= 1.5                    0         2         -2    DRIER
>= 2.0                    0         2         -2    DRIER
>= 3.0                    0         1         -1    DRIER

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA
JFM         2016        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
JFM-16      MAX          33.1      29.1      33.1     WARMER   RANK
JFM-16      MIN          16.6      9.6       16.6     WARMER     7   WARM
JFM-16      MEAN         24.8      19.4      5.4      WARMER     3   WARM
JFM-16      HDD          3626      4103      -477     WARMER     3   WARM
JFM-16      CDD           0         0         0       NORMAL    16   COLD
JFM-16      PRECIP       2.44      2.79     -0.35     DRIER     NEAR NORM
JFM-16      SNW          14.8      24.1      -9.0     DRIER     27   DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     JFM       EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX       39.0      2012      9.9       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX       16.7      1936      -12.4     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN       20.2      2012      10.6      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN       -2.9      1936      -12.5     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN      29.7      2012      10.3      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN      6.9       1936      -12.5     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD       3193      2012      -910      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD       5246      1936      1143      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    8.68      1897      5.89      WETTEST      1   WET
JAN-FEB-MAR PRECIP    0.64      1912      -2.15     DRIEST       1   DRY
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW      69.4      1965      45.3      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW      3.0       1902      -21.1     DRIEST       1   DRY

2 MONTH        DATA
FEB+MAR     2016        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
FEB+MAR     MAX          38.7      32.9      5.8    WARMER     RANK
FEB+MAR     MIN          22.0      13.5      8.5    WARMER       7   WARM
FEB+MAR     MEAN         30.3      23.2      7.1    WARMER       3   WARM
FEB+MAR HDD 2 MONTH      2046      2448      -402   WARMER       3   WARM
JUL-MAR-16  HDD-SEA      6268      7550     -1282   WARMER       2   WARM
FEB+MAR     CDD           0         0         0     NORMAL       3   WARM
FEB+MAR     PRECIP       2.44      2.79     -0.35   DRIER       16   COLD
FEB+MAR SNW 2 MONTH      10.2      8.5       1.7    SNOWIER    NEAR  NORM
JUL-MAR-16  SNOW-SEA     28.7      42.7     -14.0   DRIER       37   DRY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    FEB+MAR   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
FEB-MAR     MAX       43.7      2012      10.8      WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     MAX       19.1      1899      -13.8     COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     MIN       24.8      2012      11.3      WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     MIN       0.7       1965      -12.8     COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     MEAN      34.3      2012      11.1      WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     MEAN      10.3      1899      -12.9     COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     HDD-ANN   1815      2012      -633      WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     HDD-ANN   3203      1899      755       COLDEST      1   COLD
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA   6020      2012      -1530     WARMEST      1   WARM
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA   8907      1936      1357      COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     CDD       7         2012      7         WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     CDD       0         2014      NORMAL    COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     PRECIP    5.93      1897      3.14      WETTEST      1   WET
FEB-MAR     PRECIP    0.35      1902      -2.44     DRIEST       1   DRY
FEB-MAR     SNOW-ANN  62.8      1965      54.3      SNOWIEST     1   WET
FEB-MAR     SNOW-ANN  T         1902      -8.5      DRIEST       1   DRY
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA  81.8      1965      39.1      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA  13.6      1959      -29.1     DRIEST       1   DRY

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        3
COLD MAX        0
MIN TEMP        0
WARM MIN        4
PRECIP          0
SNOW            0

NEW DAILY   RECORD    EXTREME     LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE   /AMOUNT       /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE     OLD  YEAR
WARM LOW    NEW->         37        MAR-07-2016     OLD->       36   1992
WARM MAX    NEW->         66        MAR-08-2016     OLD->       62   2000
WARM MAX    NEW->         62        MAR-11-2016     OLD->       61   2012
WARM MAX    NEW->         68        MAR-12-2016     OLD->       67   1990
WARM LOW    NEW->         42        MAR-13-2016     OLD->       39   1910
WARM LOW    NEW->         45        MAR-14-2016     OLD->       44   1902
WARM LOW    NEW->         44        MAR-15-2016     OLD->       40   1902      2010

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CARLYON



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