Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
600 AM CDT SUN MAY 02 2016

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...THE TWIN CITIES MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF  APRIL 2016...

CLIMATE     NORMAL    PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD    PERIOD    1871 TO 2016

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

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          56.9      57.8     -0.9      COOLER   NEAR  NORM
AVERAGE     MIN          39.2      37.2      2.0      WARMER    29   WARM
MONTH       MEAN         48.1      47.5      0.6      WARMER    47   WARM

DAILY       MAX               80    APR-16-2016
DAILY       MIN               20    APR-09-2016

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        509       530       -21      WARMER    48   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       6102      7320     -1218     WARMER     3   WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         8         5         3       WARMER    26   WARM
TOTAL       ANNUAL        8         5         3       WARMER    27   WARM

PCP                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH         TOTAL      2.84      2.66      0.18     WETTER    41   WET
ANNUAL        TOTAL      6.50      6.22      0.28     WETTER    39   WET
DAILY          MAX       0.65     APR-28

SNW                     ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART             RANK
MONTH         TOTAL      0.5       2.5       -2.0     DRIER     46    DRY
SEASON        TOTAL      36.7      54.5     -17.8     DRIER     48    DRY
DAILY          MAX       0.5      APR-08
MAX           DEPTH       0       APR-01

APRIL       EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     APRIL      EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART             RANK
APRIL       MAX          66.9      1987      9.1     WARMEST     1   WARM
APRIL       MAX          44.1      1950     -13.7    COLDEST     1   COLD
APRIL       MIN          46.2      1915      9.0     WARMEST     1   WARM
APRIL       MIN          25.7      1874     -11.5    COLDEST     1   COLD
APRIL       MEAN         56.0      1915      8.5     WARMEST     1   WARM
APRIL       MEAN         35.8      1874     -11.7    COLDEST     1   COLD
APRIL       HDD          292       2010      -238    WARMEST     1   WARM
APRIL       HDD          868       1874      338     COLDEST     1   COLD
APRIL       CDD           36       1952       31     WARMEST     1   WARM
APRIL       CDD           0        2015       -5     COLDEST     1   COLD
APRIL       PRECIP       7.00      2001      4.34    WETTEST     1   WET
APRIL       PRECIP       0.16      1987     -2.50     DRIEST     1   DRY
APRIL       SNW          21.8      1983     -32.7    SNOWIEST    1   WET
APRIL       SNW          0.0       2010     -54.5     DRIEST     1   DRY

WIND           MPH      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH          AVG       11.8      12.1      -0.3
PEAK           GUST       49 NORTHWEST APR-02-2016
FASTEST      2-MINUTE     40 NORTHWEST APR-02-2016

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-APR        324        0        5.4       0.0        78       0

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
APR             90        0        1.5       0.0        22       0

SUNSHINE
SEASON       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
FMA            270        0        4.5       0.0        65       0

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                12
2=FOG DENSE    0.4        0
3=THUNDER      2.6        3
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                0
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                7
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0           0.3        0        0.0        0       NORMAL
<=32                      0        0.3        0       WARMER
>=50                      18       21.7       -4      COOLER
>=60                      12       13.1       -1      COOLER
>=70                      7        5.1        2       WARMER
>=80                      1        1.0        0       NORMAL
>=90                      0        0.1        0       COOLER

TEMP           NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= -20         8.6        0        0.0        0       NORMAL
<= -10                    0        0.0        0       NORMAL
<= 0                      0        0.0        0       NORMAL
<= 10                     0        0.1        0       WARMER
<= 20                     1        1.0        0       NORMAL
<= 32                     10       9.0        1       COOLER
>= 50                     6        2.6        3       WARMER
>= 60                     0        0.3        0       COOLER
>= 70                     0        0.0        0       NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  6        4.0        2       WETTER
>= 0.01        10.7       12       11.6       0       WETTER
>= 0.10        5.9        7        6.2        1       WETTER
>= 0.25                   6        3.5        3       WETTER
>= 0.50        1.7        2        1.8        0       WETTER
>= 1.00        0.4        0        0.4        0       DRIER

SNOW           NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  3        2.5        1      SNOWIER
>= 0.1         2.0        2        2.4        0       DRIER
>= 1.0         0.6        1        0.6        0      SNOWIER
>= 1.5                    1        0.4        1      SNOWIER
>= 2.0                    1        0.3        1      SNOWIER
>= 3.0                    1        0.3        1      SNOWIER

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH        DATA
FMA            2016     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
FMA-16      MAX          46.0      42.7      3.3      WARMER    13   WARM
FMA-16      MIN          30.1      24.8      5.3      WARMER     4   WARM
FMA-16      MEAN         38.1      33.8      4.3      WARMER     7   WARM
FMA-16      HDD          2393      2766      -373     WARMER     8   WARM
FMA-16      CDD           8         5         3       WARMER    27   WARM
FMA-16      PRECIP       6.19      5.32      0.87     WETTER    26   WET
FMA-16      SNOW         18.0      20.5      -2.5     DRIER     64   DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     FMA        EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART              RANK
FEB-MAR-APR MAX          51.9      1987      9.2    WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR-APR MAX          28.9      1875     -13.8   COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR-APR MIN          33.4      2012      8.6    WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR-APR MIN          9.0       1875     -15.8   COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR-APR MEAN         42.5      1878      8.7    WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR-APR MEAN         19.0      1875     -14.8   COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR-APR HDD          1952      1878      -814   WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR-APR HDD          4034      1875      1268   COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR-APR CDD           36       1952       31    WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR-APR CDD           0        2015       -5    COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR-APR PRECIP       9.86      1965      4.54   WETTEST      1   WET
FEB-MAR-APR PRECIP       0.93      1987     -4.39   DRIEST       1   DRY
FEB-MAR-APR SNOW         54.7      1962      34.2   SNOWIEST     1   WET
FEB-MAR-APR SNOW         3.3       1987     -17.2   DRIEST       1   DRY

4 MONTH        DATA
JAN-APR        2016     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-APR-16  MAX          40.5      37.9      2.6      WARMER    18   WARM
JAN-APR-16  MIN          25.4      20.5      4.9      WARMER     6   WARM
JAN-APR-16  MEAN         33.0      29.2      3.8      WARMER     8   WARM
JAN-APR-16  HDD-ANN      3856      4297      -441     WARMER     9   WARM
JUL-APR-16  HDD-SEA      6102      7320     -1218     WARMER     3   WARM
JAN-APR-16  CDD           8         5         3       WARMER    27   WARM
JAN-APR-16  PRECIP       6.50      6.22      0.28     WETTER    39   WET
JAN-APR-16  SNOW-ANN     22.1      32.7     -10.6     DRIER     39   DRY
JUL-APR-16  SNOW-SEA     36.7      54.5     -17.8     DRIER     48   DRY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-APR    EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART              RANK
JAN-APR     MAX          46.2      1987      8.3    WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-APR     MAX          23.3      1875     -14.6   COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-APR     MIN          29.0      2012      8.5    WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-APR     MIN          3.5       1875     -17.0   COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-APR     MEAN         37.4      2012      8.2    WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-APR     MEAN         13.4      1875     -15.8   COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-APR     HDD-ANN      3302      1878      -995   WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-APR     HDD-ANN      6148      1875      1851   COLDEST      1   COLD
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA      5729      2012     -1591   WARMEST      1   WARM
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA      9387      1875      2067   COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-APR     CDD           36       1952       31    WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-APR     CDD           0        2015       -5    COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-APR     PRECIP      10.68      1975      4.46   WETTEST      1   WET
JAN-APR     PRECIP       1.56      1987     -4.66   DRIEST       1   DRY
JAN-APR     SNOW-ANN     69.5      1982      36.8   SNOWIEST     1   WET
JAN-APR     SNOW-ANN     8.3       1931     -24.4   DRIEST       1   DRY
JUL-APR     SNOW-SEA     98.6      1984      44.1   SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUL-APR     SNOW-SEA     14.2      1931     -40.3   DRIEST       1   DRY

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        0
COLD MAX        0
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
NO NEW DAILY RECORD EXTREMES THIS MONTH


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