Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
615 AM CST SAT MAR 01 2014

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...THE TWIN CITIES MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 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   FEBRUARY     2014      MSP     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          17.5      29.0     -11.5     COOLER    7  COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          -0.2      12.9     -13.1     COOLER   11  COLD
MONTH       MEAN         8.6       21.0     -12.2     COOLER    8  COLD

DAILY       MAX               44 FEB-18-2014
DAILY       MIN              -14 FEB-27-2014

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        1568      1236      332      COOLER   10  COLD
TOTAL       SEASON       6453      5790      663      COOLER   19  COLD

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        1.41      0.77      0.64     WETTER   26  WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL        2.83      1.67      1.16     WETTER   15  WET
DAILY       MAX             0.83 FEB-20-2014

SNOW                    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        18.4      7.7       10.7    SNOWIER    6   WET
SEASON      TOTAL        58.1      41.7      16.4    SNOWIER   12   WET
DAILY       MAX              8.4 FEB-20-2014
MAX         DEPTH             24 FEB-21-2014

FEBRUARY    EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     FEBRUARY   EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART            RANK
FEBRUARY    MAX          41.1      1987      12.1    WARMEST    1  WARM
FEBRUARY    MAX          7.6       1936     -21.4    COLDEST    1  COLD
FEBRUARY    MIN          25.8      1998      12.9    WARMEST    1  WARM
FEBRUARY    MIN         -12.9      1875     -25.8    COLDEST    1  COLD
FEBRUARY    MEAN          32       1931      11.1    WARMEST    1  WARM
FEBRUARY    MEAN         -2.5      1875     -23.5    COLDEST    1  COLD
FEBRUARY    HDD          917       1998      -319    WARMEST    1  WARM
FEBRUARY    HDD          1885      1875      649     COLDEST    1  COLD
FEBRUARY    CDD           0        NONE    RECORDED  WARMEST    1  WARM
FEBRUARY    CDD           0        NONE    RECORDED  COLDEST    1  COLD
FEBRUARY    PRECIP       3.25      1922      2.48    WETTEST    1  WET
FEBRUARY    PRECIP       0.01      1877     -0.76     DRIEST    1  DRY
FEBRUARY    SNOW         26.5      1962      18.8    SNOWIEST   1  WET
FEBRUARY    SNOW         0.3       1894      -7.4     DRIEST    1  DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH       AVERAGE      9.3       9.4       -0.1
DAILY PEAK  GUST          43 MPH SOUTHEAST FEB-17-2014
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE      33 MPH NORTHWEST FEB-20-2014

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JAN-FEB        136        0        2.3       0.0        33      0

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
FEB             80        0        1.3       0.0        19      0

SUNSHINE
SEASON      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
DJF            140       -18       2.3       -0.3       34     -4

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST               14
2=FOG DENSE    1.3        3
3=THUNDER      0.2        0
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                0
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK               14
9=BLWG SNW                3

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           15.5       25        22        3       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          26.5       28        27        1       COOLER
<= 20                     27        19        8       COOLER
<= 10                     23        12        11      COOLER
<= 0           5.6        17        6         11      COOLER
<= -10                    5         2         4       COOLER
>= 50                     0         0         0       NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  7         7         0       NORMAL
>= 0.01        7.4        7         7         0       NORMAL
>= 0.10        2.6        3         3         1       WETTER
>= 0.25                   2         1         1       WETTER
>= 0.50        0.2        1         0         1       WETTER
>= 1.00        0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  6         6         0       NORMAL
>= 0.1         6.8        8         7         1      SNOWIER
>= 1.0         3.0        4         3         1      SNOWIER
>= 1.5                    4         2         2      SNOWIER
>= 2.0                    2         2         0       NORMAL
>= 3.0                    2         1         1      SNOWIER

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD     EXTREME   LISTING             PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT      /DATE YEAR       SET/TIE   OLD YEAR
SNOW        NEW->        4.9        FEB-18-2014       OLD->    3.8 1972
PRECIP      NEW->        0.32       FEB-18-2014       OLD->   0.29 1972

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA      DECEMBER  JANUARY   FEBRUARY  (DJF)
DJF         2014      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
DJF-14      MAX       18.6      26.4      -8.0      COOLER      8  COLD
DJF-14      MIN       0.7       10.9      -10.2     COOLER      9  COLD
DJF-14      MEAN      9.7       18.8      -9.1      COOLER      9  COLD
DJF-14      HDD       4952      4171      781       COOLER      9  COLD
DJF-14      CDD       0         0         0         NORMAL     N/A
DJF-14      PRECIP    4.29      2.83      1.46      WETTER      9  WET
DJF-14      SNOW      57.0      31.8      25.2      SNOWIER     4  WET

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME               EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
DEC-JAN-FEB MAX       36.3      1878      9.9       WARMEST     1  WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MAX       13.3      1875      -13.1     COLDEST     1  COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB MIN       21.6      1878      10.7      WARMEST     1  WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MIN       -5.8      1875      -16.7     COLDEST     1  COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB MEAN      29.0      1878      10.2      WARMEST     1  WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MEAN      3.8       1875      -15.0     COLDEST     1  COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB HDD       3240      1878      -931      WARMEST     1  WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB HDD       5471      1875      1300      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    9.58      1881      6.75      WETTEST     1  WET
DEC-JAN-FEB PRECIP    0.69      1958      -2.14     DRIEST      1  DRY
DEC-JAN-FEB SNOW      71.7      1967      39.9      SNOWIEST    1  WET
DEC-JAN-FEB SNOW      5.2       1944      -26.6     DRIEST      1  DRY

ANNUAL      DATA
JAN-FEB     2014      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-FEB-14  MAX       18.0      26.4      -8.4      COOLER     18  COLD
JAN-FEB-14  MIN       -1.4      10.2      -11.6     COOLER     12  COLD
JAN-FEB-14  MEAN      8.3       18.3      -10.0     COOLER     14  COLD
JAN-FEB-14  HDD-ANN   3330      2767      563       COOLER     14  COLD
JUL-FEB-14  HDD-SEA   6453      5790      663       COOLER     19  COLD
JAN-FEB-14  CDD       0         0         0         NORMAL     N/A
JAN-FEB-14  PRECIP    2.83      1.67      1.16      WETTER     15  WET
JAN-FEB-14  SNOW-ANN  41.1      19.9      21.2      SNOWIER     3  WET
JUL-FEB-14  SNOW-SEA  58.1      41.7      16.4      SNOWIER    12  WET

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-FEB   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
JAN-FEB     MAX       36.5      1931      10.1      WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB     MAX       7.0       1875      -19.4     COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB     MIN       21.3      1931      11.1      WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB     MIN       -12.9     1875      -23.1     COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB     MEAN      29.0      1931      10.7      WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB     MEAN      -2.9      1875      -21.2     COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB     HDD-ANN   2125      1931      -642      WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB     HDD-ANN   3999      1875      1232      COLDEST     1  COLD
JUL-FEB     HDD-SEA   4644      2002      -1146     WARMEST     1  WARM
JUL-FEB     HDD-SEA   7238      1875      1448      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB     CDD       0         NONE      RECORDED  WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB     CDD       0         NONE      RECORDED  COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB     PRECIP    6.89      1881      5.22      WETTEST     1  WET
JAN-FEB     PRECIP    0.45      1958      -1.22     DRIEST      1  DRY
JAN-FEB     SNOW-ANN  59.0      1967      39.1      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JAN-FEB     SNOW-ANN  3.6       1958      -16.3     DRIEST      1  DRY
JUL-FEB     SNOW-SEA  79.3      1982      37.6      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JUL-FEB     SNOW-SEA  10.6      1889      -31.1     DRIEST      1  DRY

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CARLYON






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