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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
1245 PM CDT TUE SEP 10 2013

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...THE TWIN CITIES MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2013...

             CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD  1981 TO 2010
             CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD  1871 TO 2013

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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MONTHLY      REPORT   AUGUST    2013      MSP       AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          84.2      80.5      3.7      WARMER   16  WARM
AVERAGE     MIN          65.3      61.8      3.5      WARMER    9  WARM
MONTH       MEAN         74.7      71.2      3.5      WARMER   10  WARM

DAILY       MAX         97 AUG-26-2013
DAILY       MIN         56 AUG-04-2013

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         14       -14      WARMER    1  WARM
TOTAL       SEASON        8         19       -11      WARMER   34  WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        310       205       105      WARMER   11  WARM
TOTAL       ANNUAL       849       681       168      WARMER   25  WARM

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        2.07      4.30     -2.23     DRIER    33  DRY
ANNUAL      TOTAL       26.44     22.17      4.27     WETTER   13  WET
DAILY       MAX          1.33 AUG-06-2013

SNOW                    ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL         T        0.0       0.0      NORMAL   N/A
SEASON      TOTAL         T        0.0       0.0      NORMAL   N/A
DAILY       MAX           T  AUG-06-2013
MAX         DEPTH         0  AUG-01-2013

AUGUST      EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     AUGUST     EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART            RANK
AUGUST      MAX          88.9      1947      8.4     WARMEST    1  WARM
AUGUST      MAX          72.3      1903      -8.2    COLDEST    1  COLD
AUGUST      MIN          68.1      1937      6.2     WARMEST    1  WARM
AUGUST      MIN          55.1      1890      -6.8    COLDEST    1  COLD
AUGUST      MEAN         78.2      1947       7      WARMEST    1  WARM
AUGUST      MEAN         65.1      1903      -6.1    COLDEST    1  COLD
AUGUST      HDD           0        2013      -14     WARMEST    1  WARM
AUGUST      HDD           82       1915       68     COLDEST    1  COLD
AUGUST      CDD          420       1947      215     WARMEST    1  WARM
AUGUST      CDD           76       1977      -129    COLDEST    1  COLD
AUGUST      PCP          9.32      2007      5.02    WETTEST    1  WET
AUGUST      PCP          0.20      1925     -4.10     DRIEST    1  DRY
AUGUST      SNOW         0.0       NONE    RECORDED  SNOWIEST   1  WET
AUGUST      SNOW         0.0       NONE    RECORDED   DRIEST    1  DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH       AVERAGE      6.8       9.5       -2.7
DAILY PEAK  GUST        47 MPH NORTHWEST AUG-06-2013
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE    35 MPH NORTHWEST AUG-06-2013

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JAN-AUG        407       -141      6.8       -2.4       98     -34

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
AUG             0        -85       0.0       -1.4       0      -20

SUNSHINE
SEASON      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JJA             16       -141      0.3       -2.4       4      -33

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                6
2=FOG DENSE    0.5        1
3=THUNDER      6.4        4
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    1
6=FRZ RAIN                0
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                4
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL
>=50                      31        31        0       NORMAL
>=60                      31        31        0       NORMAL
>=70                      31        29        2       WARMER
>=80                      22        18        4       WARMER
>=90           3.0        7         3         4       WARMER

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL
<= 20                     0         0         0       NORMAL
<= 10                     0         0         0       NORMAL
<= 0           0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL
<= -10                    0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 50                     31        30        1       WARMER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  1         4         -3      DRIER
>= 0.01        10.4       4         10        -6      DRIER
>= 0.10                   2         6         -4      DRIER
>= 0.25                   2         4         -2      DRIER
>= 0.50                   2         3         -1      DRIER
>= 1.00        1.0        1         1         0       NORMAL

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 0.1                    0         0         0      SNOWIER
>= 1.0         0.0        0         0         0      SNOWIER
>= 1.5                    0         0         0      SNOWIER
>= 2.0                    0         0         0      SNOWIER
>= 3.0                    0         0         0      SNOWIER

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        2
COLD MAX        0
MIN TEMP        0
WARM MIN        6
PRECIP          0
SNOW            0

NEW DAILY   RECORD     EXTREME   LISTING             PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT      /DATE YEAR       SET/TIE   OLD YEAR
WARM LOW    TIE->         74        AUG-21-2013     TIES->     74  1968
WARM LOW    NEW->         80        AUG-25-2013     OLD->      74  1948
MAX         NEW->         96        AUG-25-2013     OLD->      94  1948
WARM LOW    NEW->         80        AUG-26-2013     OLD->      75  1991
MAX         NEW->         97        AUG-26-2013     OLD->      94  1948
W-LOW-AUG-X TIE->         80        AUG-26-2013     TIES->     80  MULT
WARM LOW    NEW->         79        AUG-27-2013     OLD->      76  1973
WARM LOW    NEW->         75        AUG-29-2013     OLD->      74  1881 1969

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA         JUNE   JULY      AUGUST      (JJA)
JJA         2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JJA-13      MAX       81.7      81.0      0.7       WARMER     49  WARM
JJA-13      MIN       64.0      61.6      2.4       WARMER     11  WARM
JJA-13      MEAN      72.9      71.3      1.6       WARMER      4  WARM
JJA-13      HDD       50        63        -13       WARMER     47  WARM
JJA-13      CDD       796       639       157       WARMER     25  WARM
JJA-13      PRECIP    10.75     12.59     -1.84     DRIER      73  DRY
JJA-13      SNOW      0         NONE      RECORDED  NORMAL     N/A

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     JJA       EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
JUN-JUL-AUG MAX       87.3      1988      6.3       WARMEST     1  WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG MAX       73.9      1915      -7.1      COLDEST     1  COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG MIN       65.3      2010      3.7       WARMEST     1  WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG MIN       55.9      1992      -5.7      COLDEST     1  COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG MEAN      75.5      1988      4.2       WARMEST     1  WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG MEAN      65.1      1915      -6.2      COLDEST     1  COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG HDD       3         2005      -60       WARMEST     1  WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG HDD       242       1915      179       COLDEST     1  COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG CDD       1010      1988      371       WARMEST     1  WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG CDD       248       1992      -391      COLDEST     1  COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG PRECIP    23.52     1987      10.93     WETTEST     1  WET
JUN-JUL-AUG PRECIP    1.73      1894      -10.86    DRIEST      1  DRY
JUN-JUL-AUG SNOW      0.0       NONE      RECORDED  SNOWIEST    1  WET
JUN-JUL-AUG SNOW      0.0       NONE      RECORDED  DRIEST      1  DRY

ANNUAL      DATA
JAN-AUG     2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-AUG-13  MAX       55.9      58.0      -2.1      COOLER     54  COLD
JAN-AUG-13  MIN       39.3      39.5      -0.2      COOLER    NEAR NORM
JAN-AUG-13  MEAN      47.6      48.8      -1.2      COOLER     78  COLD
JAN-AUG-13  HDD-ANN   4944      4576      368       COOLER     59  COLD
JUL-AUG-13  HDD-SEA   8         19        -11       WARMER     34  WARM
JAN-AUG-13  CDD       849       681       168       WARMER     25  WARM
JAN-AUG-13  PRECIP    26.44     22.17     4.27      NORMAL     13  WET
JAN-AUG-13  SNOW-ANN  51.9      32.6      19.3      SNOWIER    10  WET
JUL-AUG-13  SNOW-SEA  0         NONE      RECORDED  NORMAL     N/A



ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-AUG   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
JAN-AUG     MAX       63.8      2012      5.8       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-AUG     MAX       49.4      1875      -8.6      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-AUG     MIN       45.5      2012      6.0       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-AUG     MIN       28.8      1875      -10.7     COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-AUG     MEAN      54.7      2012      5.9       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-AUG     MEAN      39.1      1875      -9.7      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-AUG     HDD-ANN   3450      2012      -1126     WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-AUG     HDD-ANN   6578      1875      2002      COLDEST     1  COLD
JUL-AUG     HDD-SEA   0         2011      -19       WARMEST     1  WARM
JUL-AUG     HDD-SEA   124       1915      105       COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-AUG     CDD       1107      1988      426       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-AUG     CDD       295       1904      -386      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-AUG     PRECIP    33.64     1892      11.47     WETTEST     1  WET
JAN-AUG     PRECIP    8.62      1934      -13.55    DRIEST      1  DRY
JAN-AUG     SNOW-ANN  69.5      1982      36.9      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JAN-AUG     SNOW-ANN  8.3       1931      -24.3     DRIEST      1  DRY
JUL-AUG     SNOW-SEA  0         NONE      RECORDED  SNOWIEST    1  WET
JUL-AUG     SNOW-SEA  0         NONE      RECORDED  DRIEST      1  DRY

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