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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
245 PM CDT THU MAY 01 2014

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...THE TWIN CITIES MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2014...

CLIMATE     NORMAL    PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD    PERIOD    1871 TO 2014

            WEATHER   OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE     DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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MONTHLY       REPORT    APRIL      2014      MSP     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          51.4      57.8      -6.4     COOLER   23  COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          34.0      37.2      -3.2     COOLER   33  COLD
MONTH       MEAN         42.7      47.5      -4.8     COOLER   28  COLD

DAILY       MAX               74 APR-20-2014
DAILY       MIN               18 APR-15-2014

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        662       530       132      COOLER   29  COLD
TOTAL       SEASON       8332      7318      1014     COOLER   13  COLD

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         5         -5      COOLER   N/A
TOTAL       ANNUAL        0         5         -5      COOLER   N/A

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        6.27      2.66      3.61     WETTER    2  WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL        9.92      6.22      3.70     WETTER    5  WET
DAILY       MAX             1.76 APR-27-2014

SNOW                    ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        7.0       2.4       4.6     SNOWIER   21   WET
SEASON      TOTAL        69.8      54.4      15.4    SNOWIER   16   WET
DAILY       MAX              5.0 APR-03-2014
MAX         DEPTH            6   APR-04-2014

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        2014       -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      19.4    SNOWIEST   1  WET
APRIL       SNW          0.0       2010      -2.4     DRIEST    1  DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH       AVERAGE      12.3      12.1      0.2
DAILY PEAK  GUST     45 MPH EAST APR-27-2014
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE 38 MPH EAST APR-27-2014

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-APR        323        0        5.4       0.0        78      0

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
APR             89        0        1.5       0.0        22      0

SUNSHINE
SEASON       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
FMA            267        0        4.5       0.0        65      0

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                15
2=FOG DENSE    0.4        1
3=THUNDER      2.6        2
4=IP/SLEET                1
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                3
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                9
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           0.3        0         0         0       NORMAL
>=50                     15        15         0       NORMAL
>=60                      9         9         0       NORMAL
>=70                      2         2         0       NORMAL
>=80                      0         0         0       NORMAL
>=90           0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          8.6       11        11         0       NORMAL
<= 20                     2         2         0       NORMAL
<= 10                     0         0         0       NORMAL
<= 0           0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL
<= -10                    0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 50                     0         0         0       NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  3         3         0       NORMAL
>= 0.01        10.7      15        15         0       NORMAL
>= 0.10        5.9       12        12         0       NORMAL
>= 0.25                   7         7         0       NORMAL
>= 0.50        1.7        6         6         0       NORMAL
>= 1.00        0.4        1         1         0       NORMAL

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  2         2         0       NORMAL
>= 0.1         2.0        4         4         0       NORMAL
>= 1.0         0.6        2         2         0       NORMAL
>= 1.5                    2         2         0       NORMAL
>= 2.0                    1         1         0       NORMAL
>= 3.0                    1         1         0       NORMAL

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD     EXTREME   LISTING             PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT      /DATE YEAR       SET/TIE   OLD YEAR
MIN         TIE->         36        APR-19-2013       TIES->   18  1953

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA       FEBRUARY MARCH     APRIL       (FMA)
FMA         2014        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
FMA-14      MAX          34.3      42.7      -8.4   COOLER     11  COLD
FMA-14      MIN          17.0      24.8      -7.8   COOLER     13  COLD
FMA-14      MEAN         25.6      33.8      -8.2   COOLER     11  COLD
FMA-14      HDD          3447      2764      683    COOLER     14  COLD
FMA-14      CDD           0         5         -5    COOLER     N/A
FMA-14      PRECIP       8.50      5.32      3.18   WETTER      6  WET
FMA-14      SNOW         30.1      20.4      9.7    SNOWIER    22  WET

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      -812   WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR-APR HDD          4034      1875      1270   COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR-APR CDD           36       1952       31    WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR-APR CDD           0        2014       -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      34.3   SNOWIEST    1  WET
FEB-MAR-APR SNOW         3.3       1987     -17.1   DRIEST      1  DRY

ANNUAL      DATA
JAN-APR     2014        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
JAN-APR-14  MAX          30.3      38.0      -7.7   COOLER     11  COLD
JAN-APR-14  MIN          12.1      20.5      -8.4   COOLER     10  COLD
JAN-APR-14  MEAN         21.2      29.3      -8.1   COOLER     14  COLD
JAN-APR-14  HDD-ANN      5209      4295      914    COOLER     15  COLD
JUL-APR-14  HDD-SEA      8332      7318      1014   COOLER     13  COLD
JAN-APR-14  CDD           0         5         -5    COOLER     N/A
JAN-APR-14  PRECIP       9.92      6.22      3.70   WETTER      5  WET
JAN-APR-14  SNOW-ANN     52.8      32.6      20.2   SNOWIER    10  WET
JUL-APR-14  SNOW-SEA     69.8      54.4      15.4   SNOWIER    16  WET

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-APR    EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART            RANK
JAN-APR     MAX          46.2      1987      8.2    WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-APR     MAX          23.3      1875     -14.7   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      8.1    WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-APR     MEAN         13.4      1875     -15.9   COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-APR     HDD-ANN      3302      1878      -993   WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-APR     HDD-ANN      6148      1875      1853   COLDEST     1  COLD
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA      5729      2012     -1589   WARMEST     1  WARM
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA      9387      1875      2069   COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-APR     CDD           36       1952       31    WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-APR     CDD           0        2014       -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      36.9   SNOWIEST    1  WET
JAN-APR     SNOW-ANN     8.3       1931     -24.3   DRIEST      1  DRY
JUL-APR     SNOW-SEA     98.6      1984      44.2   SNOWIEST    1  WET
JUL-APR     SNOW-SEA     14.2      1931     -40.2   DRIEST      1  DRY

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