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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
424 PM CDT SAT APR 01 2017

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...THE TWIN CITIES MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF  MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE     NORMAL       PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD       PERIOD    1871 TO 2017

            WEATHER      OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE        DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                             NORMAL
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MONTHLY      REPORT        MARCH      2017      MSP     AIRPORT

TEMPS                      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX             42.1      41.3      0.8      WARMER    41   WARM
AVERAGE     MIN             25.9      24.3      1.6      WARMER    34   WARM
MONTH       MEAN            34.0      32.8      1.2      WARMER    38   WARM

DAILY       MAX             65 MAR-06-2017
DAILY       MIN              5 MAR-10-2017

HDD                        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH           955       999       -44      WARMER    38   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON         5656      6791     -1135      WARMER     4   WARM

CDD                        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH            0         0         0       NORMAL    59   WARM
TOTAL       ANNUAL           0         0         0       NORMAL    59   WARM

PCP            INCHES      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH          TOTAL        0.68      1.89     -1.21     DRIER     20   DRY
ANNUAL         TOTAL        2.30      3.56     -1.26     DRIER     67   DRY
DAILY            MAX        0.24 MAR-12-2017

SNW            INCHES      ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART             RANK
MONTH          TOTAL        4.7       10.3      -5.6     DRIER     42   DRY
SEASON         TOTAL       31.5       52.0     -20.5     DRIER     39   DRY
DAILY            MAX        3.4 MAR-12-2017
MAX             DEPTH        3  MAR-13-2017

MARCH       EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     MARCH         EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART             RANK
MARCH       MAX             57.5      2012      16.2    WARMEST     1   WARM
MARCH       MAX             25.0      1899     -16.3    COLDEST     1   COLD
MARCH       MIN             39.1      2012      14.8    WARMEST     1   WARM
MARCH       MIN             9.2       1899     -15.1    COLDEST     1   COLD
MARCH       MEAN            48.3      2012      15.5    WARMEST     1   WARM
MARCH       MEAN            17.1      1899     -15.7    COLDEST     1   COLD
MARCH       HDD             524       2012      -475    WARMEST     1   WARM
MARCH       HDD             1478      1899      479     COLDEST     1   COLD
MARCH       CDD              0         0         0      WARMEST     1   WARM
MARCH       CDD              0         0         0      COLDEST     1   COLD
MARCH       PRECIP          4.75      1965      2.86    WETTEST     1   WET
MARCH       PRECIP          0.06      1883     -1.83     DRIEST     1   DRY
MARCH       SNOW            40.0      1951      29.7    SNOWIEST    1   WET
MARCH       SNOW            0.0       2010     -10.3     DRIEST     1   DRY

WIND        MPH            ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH       AVG-MPH         11.2      10.0      1.2
PEAK GUST        60 MPH WEST MAR-08-2017
FASTEST 2-MINUTE 41 MPH WEST MAR-08-2017

SUNSHINE      POSSIBLE
1 MONTH       MIN-GAIN    MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
MARCH            97          0        1.6       0.0        23       0

SUNSHINE      POSSIBLE
2 MONTH       MIN-GAIN    MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
FEB-MAR          179         0        3.0       0.0        43       0

SUNSHINE      POSSIBLE
3 MONTH        MIN-GAIN    MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JFM              234         0        3.9       0.0        56       0

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

TEMP            NCEI                          AVERAGE
MAXIMUM        NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0                         0         0         0       NORMAL
<=32              6          9         7         2       COOLER
>=50                         9         8         1       WARMER
>=60                         3         3         0       COOLER
>=70                         0         1        -1       COOLER
>=80                         0         0         0       COOLER
>=90              0          0         0         0       NORMAL

TEMP            NCEI                          AVERAGE
MINIMUM        NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= -20                       0         0         0       NORMAL
<= -10                       0         0         0       WARMER
<= 0              1          0         1        -1       WARMER
<= 10                        3         4        -1       WARMER
<= 20                        10        10        0       WARMER
<= 32            24          20        24       -4       WARMER
>= 50                        0         1        -1       COOLER
>=60                         0         0         0       COOLER
>= 70                        0         0         0       NORMAL

PRECIP          NCEI                          AVERAGE
DAYS WITH A    NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                     5         6        -1       DRIER
>= 0.01           9          10        9         1       WETTER
>= 0.10           5          2         5        -3       DRIER
>= 0.25                      0         2        -2       DRIER
>= 0.50           1          0         1        -1       DRIER
>= 1.00           0          0         0         0       DRIER

SNOW            NCEI                          AVERAGE
DAYS WITH A    NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                     2         4        -2       DRIER
>= 0.1            5          4         5        -1       DRIER
>= 1.0            3          1         3        -2       DRIER
>= 1.5                       1         2        -1       DRIER
>= 2.0                       1         1         0       DRIER
>= 3.0                       1         1         0       DRIER

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA          JANUARY   FEBRUARY   MARCH     (JFM)
JFM         2017           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
JFM-17      MAX             36.5      31.3      5.2    WARMER       7 WARM
JFM-17      MIN             21.0      14.9      6.1    WARMER       5 WARM
JFM-17      MEAN            28.7      23.1      5.6    WARMER       5 WARM
JFM-17      HDD             3254      3768      -514   WARMER      45 WARM
JFM-17      CDD              0         0         0     NORMAL      N/A
JFM-17      PRECIP          2.30      3.56     -1.26   DRIER       31 DRY
JFM-17      SNOW            13.4      30.2     -16.8   DRIER       16 DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     JFM          EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX          41.1      1878      9.8       WARMEST      1 WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX          14.9      1875      -16.4     COLDEST      1 COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN          25.2      2012      10.3      WARMEST      1 WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN          -4.8      1875      -19.7     COLDEST      1 COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN         33.1      2012      10.0      WARMEST      1 WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN         5.1       1875      -18.0     COLDEST      1 COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD          2881      2012      -887      WARMEST      1 WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD          5355      1875      1587      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       7.95      1881      4.39      WETTEST      1 WET
JAN-FEB-MAR PRECIP       0.77      1958      -2.79     DRIEST       1 DRY
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW         66.4      1917      36.2      SNOWIEST     1 WET
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW         7.1       1958      -23.1     DRIEST       1 DRY

2 MONTH     DATA
FEB+MAR     2017           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
FEB+MAR     2-MONTH-MAX     41.1      35.1      6.0    WARMER       5 WARM
FEB+MAR     2-MONTH-MIN     24.1      18.6      5.5    WARMER       9 WARM
FEB+MAR     2-MONTH-MEAN    32.6      26.8      5.8    WARMER       6 WARM
FEB+MAR     2-MONTH-HDD     1894      2235      -341   WARMER       6 WARM
FEB+MAR     2-MONTH-CDD      0         0         0     NORMAL      N/A
FEB+MAR     2-MONTH-PCP     2.30      3.56     -1.26   DRIER       67 DRY
FEB+MAR     2-MONTH-SNW     5.0       18.0     -13.0   DRIER        6 DRY
JUL-MAR-17  THIS HDD-SEA    5656      6791     -1135   WARMER       4 WARM
JUL-MAR-17  THIS SNOW-SEA   31.5      52.0     -20.5   DRIER       39 DRY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    FEB+MAR      EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
FEB-MAR     MAX          47.1      1878      12.0      WARMEST      1 WARM
FEB-MAR     MAX          19.3      1875      -15.8     COLDEST      1 COLD
FEB-MAR     MIN          29.9      2012      11.4      WARMEST      1 WARM
FEB-MAR     MIN          -0.8      1875      -19.4     COLDEST      1 COLD
FEB-MAR     MEAN         38.0      2012      11.2      WARMEST      1 WARM
FEB-MAR     MEAN         9.0       1875      -17.8     COLDEST      1 COLD
FEB-MAR     HDD-ANN      1548      1878      -687      WARMEST      1 WARM
FEB-MAR     HDD-ANN      3241      1875      1006      COLDEST      1 COLD
FEB-MAR     CDD          16        2012      16        WARMEST      1 WARM
FEB-MAR     CDD          0         2017      NORMAL    COLDEST      1 COLD
FEB-MAR     PRECIP       6.34      1965      2.78      WETTEST      1 WET
FEB-MAR     PRECIP       0.50      1883      -3.06     DRIEST       1 DRY
FEB-MAR     SNOW-ANN     48.8      1965      30.8      SNOWIEST     1 WET
FEB-MAR     SNOW-ANN     3.0       1968      -15.0     DRIEST       1 DRY
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA      5287      2012      -1504     WARMEST      1 WARM
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA      8594      1875      1803      COLDEST      1 COLD
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA     90.2      1982      38.2      SNOWIEST     1 WET
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA     14.2      1931      -37.8     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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CARLYON



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