Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
530 AM CST SUN JAN 01 2017

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...THE TWIN CITIES MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF  DECEMBER 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  DECEMBER    2016   MSP       AIRPORT

TEMPS                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX         27.0      27.1      -0.1    COOLER    69   COLD
AVERAGE     MIN         14.8      12.3      2.5     WARMER    50   WARM
MONTH       MEAN        20.9      19.7      1.2     WARMER    62   WARM

DAILY       MAX              43 DEC-26-2016
DAILY       MIN             -20 DEC-18-2016

HDD                    ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH       1358      1404      -46     WARMER    61   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON      2402      3023      -621    WARMER     4   WARM

CDD                    ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0        0         0      NORMAL    60   WARM
TOTAL       ANNUAL       964      753       211     WARMER    21   WARM

PCP           INCHES   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH         TOTAL     2.14      1.16      0.98    WETTER    13   WET
ANNUAL        TOTAL    40.32     30.61      9.71    WETTER     5   WET
DAILY          MAX      0.97 DEC-25-2016

SNW           INCHES   ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART            RANK
MONTH         TOTAL     15.8      11.9      3.9     SNOWIER   23   SNOWY
SEASON        TOTAL     18.1      21.8     -3.7      DRIER    51    DRY
DAILY          MAX       5.1 DEC-11-2016
MAX           DEPTH       9  DEC-17-2016

DECEMBER    EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     DECEMBER   EXTREME    YEAR     DEPART            RANK
DECEMBER    MAX         40.2      1877      13.1    WARMEST    1   WARM
DECEMBER    MAX         11.1      1983      -16     COLDEST    1   COLD
DECEMBER    MIN         27.3      1877       15     WARMEST    1   WARM
DECEMBER    MIN         -3.8      1983     -16.1    COLDEST    1   COLD
DECEMBER    MEAN        33.8      1877      14.1    WARMEST    1   WARM
DECEMBER    MEAN         3.7      1983      -16     COLDEST    1   COLD
DECEMBER    HDD          961      1877      -443    WARMEST    1   WARM
DECEMBER    HDD         1896      1983      492     COLDEST    1   COLD
DECEMBER    CDD           0       NONE    RECORDED  WARMEST    1   WARM
DECEMBER    CDD           0       NONE    RECORDED  COLDEST    1   COLD
DECEMBER    PCP         4.27      1982      3.11    WETTEST    1   WET
DECEMBER    PCP           T       1943     -1.16    DRIEST     1   DRY
DECEMBER    SNOW        33.6      2010      21.7   SNOWIEST    1   WET
DECEMBER    SNOW          T       1943     -11.9    DRIEST     1   DRY

WIND                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH        AVG-MPH    11.0      9.1       1.9
PEAK    GUST     47 MPH SOUTHWEST DEC-26-2016
FASTEST 2-MINUTE 35 MPH SOUTHWEST DEC-26-2016

SUNSHINE
1 MONTH      MIN-GAIN MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
DECEMBER        9        -21      0.2       -0.4       2      -5

SUNSHINE
3 MONTH      MIN-GAIN MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
OND             9       -182      0.2       -3.0       2      -43

SUNSHINE
12 MONTH     MIN-GAIN MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-DEC        416      -416      6.9       -6.9      100    -100

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

TEMP           NCEI                       AVERAGE
MAXIMUM       NORMAL   ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0                      0        1         -1     COOLER
<=32            19       17       18         -1     WARMER
>=50                      0        1         -1     WARMER
>=60                      0        0         0      COOLER
>=70                      0        0         0      NORMAL
>=80                      0        0         0      NORMAL
>=90            0         0        0         0      NORMAL

TEMP           NCEI                       AVERAGE
MINIMUM       NORMAL   ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= -20                    1        0         1      COOLER
<= -10                    2        1         1      COOLER
<= 0            6         6        5         1      COOLER
<= 10                    10       12         -2     WARMER
<= 20                    20       20         0      WARMER
<= 32           30       28       30         -2     WARMER
>= 50                     0        0         0      NORMAL
>=60                      0        0         0      NORMAL
>= 70                     0        0         0      NORMAL

PRECIP         NCEI                       AVERAGE
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL   ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                 16        9         7      WETTER
>= 0.01         10        8        11        -3      DRIER
>= 0.10         3         6        3         3      WETTER
>= 0.25                   3        1         2      WETTER
>= 0.50         0         1        0         1      WETTER
>= 1.00         0         0        0         0      NORMAL

SNOW           NCEI                       AVERAGE
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL   ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                 15        7         8      SNOWIER
>= 0.1          9         6       10         -4      DRIER
>= 1.0          4         5        3         2      SNOWIER
>= 1.5                    4        3         2      SNOWIER
>= 2.0                    4        2         2      SNOWIER
>= 3.0                    2        1         1      SNOWIER

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA       OCTOBER  NOVEMBER  DECEMBER   (OND)
OND         2016       ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
OND-16      MAX         46.7      42.1      4.6     WARMER    11   WARM
OND-16      MIN         31.9      26.1      5.8     WARMER     6   WARM
OND-16      MEAN        39.3      34.1      5.2     WARMER     6   WARM
OND-16      HDD         2349      2850      -501    WARMER     5   WARM
OND-16      CDD           2        6         -4     COOLER   NEAR  NORM
OND-16      PRECIP      8.53      5.36      3.17    WETTER    10   WET
OND-16      SNOW        18.1      21.8      -3.7     DRIER   NEAR  NORM

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     OND       EXTREME  YEAR      DEPART               RANK
OCT-NOV-DEC MAX       49.4     1953      7.3       WARMEST     1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC MAX       34.6     1919      -7.5      COLDEST     1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC MIN       34.5     1931      8.4       WARMEST     1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC MIN       16.9     1872      -9.2      COLDEST     1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC MEAN      41.6     1931      7.5       WARMEST     1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC MEAN      25.8     1872      -8.3      COLDEST     1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC HDD       2144     1931      -706      WARMEST     1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC HDD       3574     1872      724       COLDEST     1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC CDD       44       1953      38        WARMEST     1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC CDD       0        2002      -6        COLDEST     1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC PRECIP    10.99    1982      5.63      WETTEST     1   WET
OCT-NOV-DEC PRECIP    0.90     1895      -4.46     DRIEST      1   DRY
OCT-NOV-DEC SNOW      61.8     1991      40.0      SNOWIEST    1   WET
OCT-NOV-DEC SNOW      1.7      1913      -20.1     DRIEST      1   DRY

12 MONTH    DATA
JAN-DEC     2016       ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
JAN-DEC-16  MAX         57.8      55.1      2.7     WARMER     6   WARM
JAN-DEC-16  MIN         41.7      37.1      4.6     WARMER     2   WARM
JAN-DEC-16  MEAN        49.8      46.1      3.7     WARMER     3   WARM
JAN-DEC-16  HDD-ANNUAL  6439      7544     -1105    WARMER     4   WARM
JUL-DEC-16  THIS HDD-S  2402      3023      -621    WARMER     4   WARM
JUL-DEC-16  CDD          964      753       211     WARMER    21   WARM
JUL-DEC-16  PRECIP      40.32    30.61      9.71    WETTER     1   WET
JUL-DEC-16  SNOW-ANNUA  40.2     54.5     -14.3     DRIER     51   DRY
JUL-DEC-16  THIS SNOW-  18.1     21.8      -3.7     DRIER   NEAR  NORM

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-DEC   EXTREME  YEAR      DEPART               RANK
JAN-DEC     MAX       59.9     2012      4.8       WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-DEC     MAX       48.2     1875      -6.9      COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-DEC     MIN       42.2     1931      5.1       WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-DEC     MIN       28.8     1875      -8.3      COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-DEC     MEAN      50.84    1931      4.7       WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-DEC     MEAN      38.55    1875      -7.6      COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-DEC     HDD-ANN   6186     1931      -1358     WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-DEC     HDD-ANN   9970     1875      2426      COLDEST     1   COLD
JUL-DEC     HDD-SEA   2245     1931      -778      WARMEST     1   WARM
JUL-DEC     HDD-SEA   3795     1873      772       COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-DEC     CDD       1178     1936      425       WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-DEC     CDD       313      1904      -440      COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-DEC     PRECIP    40.32    2016      9.71      WETTEST     1   WET
JAN-DEC     PRECIP    11.54    1910      -19.07    DRIEST      1   DRY
JAN-DEC     SNOW-ANN  101.5    1983      47.0      SNOWIEST    1   WET
JAN-DEC     SNOW-ANN  12.5     1931      -42.0     DRIEST      1   DRY
JUL-DEC     SNOW-SEA  61.8     1991      40.0      SNOWIEST    1   WET
JUL-DEC     SNOW-SEA  1.7      1913      -20.1     DRIEST      1   DRY

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD     EXTREME  LISTING            PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT     /DATE YEAR       SET/TIE   OLD  YEAR
SNOW        NEW->        2.0       DEC-10-2016     OLD->      1.8  2013

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CARLYON



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