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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
628 AM CDT SUN NOV 03 2013

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

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

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

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          57.1      58.1     -1.0      COOLER   55  COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          41.2      39.7      1.5      WARMER   52  WARM
MONTH       MEAN         49.1      48.9      0.2      WARMER   73  WARM

DAILY       MAX          78 OCT-10-2013
DAILY       MIN          26 OCT-22-2013

FREEZE      DATA         TEMP        DATE                      AVG
LAST        <=32          32        MAY-03-2013     SPRING    APR-24
FIRST       <=32          29        OCT-21-2013     AUTUMN    OCT-06
GROWING     SEASON      LENGTH      172 DAYS                  166 DAYS

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        487       507       -20      WARMER   72  WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       553       680       -127     WARMER   32  WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         2         6         -4      COOLER  NEAR NORM
TOTAL       ANNUAL       983       753       230      WARMER   20  WARM

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        3.00      2.43      0.57     WETTER   32  WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL       30.79     27.68      3.11     WETTER   23  WET
DAILY       MAX          0.90  OCT-02-2013

SNOW                    ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL         T        0.6       -0.6     DRIER    41   DRY
SEASON      TOTAL         T        0.6       -0.6     DRIER    34   DRY
DAILY       MAX           T  OCT-19-2013
MAX         DEPTH         0  OCT-01-2013

OCTOBER     EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     OCTOBER    EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART            RANK
OCTOBER     MAX          70.3      1963      12.2    WARMEST    1  WARM
OCTOBER     MAX          44.3      1925     -13.8    COLDEST    1  COLD
OCTOBER     MIN          49.3      1947       9.6    WARMEST    1  WARM
OCTOBER     MIN          31.4      1917      -8.3    COLDEST    1  COLD
OCTOBER     MEAN         59.3      1947      10.4    WARMEST    1  WARM
OCTOBER     MEAN         38.3      1925     -10.6    COLDEST    1  COLD
OCTOBER     HDD          210       1947     -297     WARMEST    1  WARM
OCTOBER     HDD          823       1925      316     COLDEST    1  COLD
OCTOBER     CDD           73       1879      67      WARMEST    1  WARM
OCTOBER     CDD           0        2012       -6     COLDEST    1  COLD
OCTOBER     PCP          5.29      1991      2.86    WETTEST    1  WET
OCTOBER     PCP          0.02      1939     -2.41     DRIEST    1  DRY
OCTOBER     SNOW         8.2       1991      7.6     SNOWIEST   1  WET
OCTOBER     SNOW          0        2011     -0.6      DRIEST    1  DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH       AVERAGE      8.7       12.0      -3.3
DAILY PEAK  GUST      40 MPH SOUTHWEST OCT-11-2013
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE  31 MPH SOUTHWEST OCT-11-2013

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JAN-OCT        407       -327      6.8       -5.5       98     -78

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
OCT             0        -94       0.0       -1.6       0      -23

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
ASO             0        -271      0.0       -4.5       0      -65

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                15
2=FOG DENSE    0.6        2
3=THUNDER      1.8        4
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                0
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                3
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           0.1        0         0         0       NORMAL
>=50                      23        24        -1      COOLER
>=60                      10        14        -4      COOLER
>=70                      6         5         1       WARMER
>=80                      0         1         -1      COOLER
>=90           0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          6.2        6         7         -1      WARMER
<= 20                     0         0         0       NORMAL
<= 10                     0         0         0       NORMAL
<= 0           0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL
<= -10                    0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 50                     7         4         3       WARMER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  4         5         -1      DRIER
>= 0.01        9.2        15        9         6       WETTER
>= 0.10        4.7        6         5         1       WETTER
>= 0.25                   4         3         1       WETTER
>= 0.50        1.4        3         1         2       WETTER
>= 1.00        0.4        0         0         0       NORMAL

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  3         1         2      SNOWIER
>= 0.1         0.6        0         1         -1      DRIER
>= 1.0         0.1        0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 1.5                    0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 2.0                    0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 3.0                    0         0         0       NORMAL

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD     EXTREME   LISTING             PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT      /DATE YEAR       SET/TIE   OLD YEAR
PRECIP      NEW->        0.90       OCT-02-2013       OLD->   0.85 1900

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA        AUGUST  SEPTEMBER OCTOBER     (ASO)
ASO         2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
ASO-13      MAX       72.8      70.1      2.7       WARMER     17  WARM
ASO-13      MIN       54.6      51.4      3.2       WARMER      5  WARM
ASO-13      MEAN      63.7      60.8      2.9       WARMER     11  WARM
ASO-13      HDD       545       675       -130      WARMER     31  WARM
ASO-13      CDD       444       277       167       WARMER     77  COLD
ASO-13      PRECIP    6.42      9.81      -3.39     DRIER      44  DRY
ASO-13      SNOW      T         0.6       -0.6      DRIER      34  DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     ASO       EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
AUG-SEP-OCT MAX       77.2      1947      7.1       WARMEST     1  WARM
AUG-SEP-OCT MAX       63.6      1873      -6.5      COLDEST     1  COLD
AUG-SEP-OCT MIN       56.5      1947      5.1       WARMEST     1  WARM
AUG-SEP-OCT MIN       45.7      1873      -5.7      COLDEST     1  COLD
AUG-SEP-OCT MEAN      66.9      1947      6.1       WARMEST     1  WARM
AUG-SEP-OCT MEAN      54.7      1873      -6.1      COLDEST     1  COLD
AUG-SEP-OCT HDD       362       1920      -313      WARMEST     1  WARM
AUG-SEP-OCT HDD       1108      1873      433       COLDEST     1  COLD
AUG-SEP-OCT CDD       605       1947      328       WARMEST     1  WARM
AUG-SEP-OCT CDD       93        1902      -184      COLDEST     1  COLD
AUG-SEP-OCT PRECIP    18.99     2007      9.18      WETTEST     1  WET
AUG-SEP-OCT PRECIP    2.98      2012      -6.83     DRIEST      1  DRY
AUG-SEP-OCT SNOW      8.2       1991      7.6       SNOWIEST    1  WET
AUG-SEP-OCT SNOW      0.0       2004      -0.6      DRIEST      1  DRY

ANNUAL      DATA
JAN-OCT     2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-OCT-13  MAX       58.1      59.4      -1.3      COOLER     62  COLD
JAN-OCT-13  MIN       41.3      40.8      0.5       WARMER     19  WARM
JAN-OCT-13  MEAN      49.7      50.1      -0.4      COOLER    NEAR NORM
JAN-OCT-13  HDD-ANN   5489      5237      252       COOLER     69  COLD
JUL-OCT-13  HDD-SEA   553       680       -127      WARMER     32  WARM
JAN-OCT-13  CDD       983       753       230       WARMER     20  WARM
JAN-OCT-13  PRECIP    30.79     27.68     3.11      WETTER     23  WET
JAN-OCT-13  SNOW-ANN  51.9      33.2      18.7      SNOWIER    10  WET
JUL-OCT-13  SNOW-SEA  T         0.6       -0.6      DRIER      34  DRY



ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-OCT   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
JAN-OCT     MAX       64.3      2012      4.9       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-OCT     MAX       51.3      1875      -8.1      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-OCT     MIN       45.5      2012      4.7       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-OCT     MIN       31.3      1875      -9.5      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-OCT     MEAN      54.9      2012      4.8       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-OCT     MEAN      41.3      1875      -8.8      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-OCT     HDD-ANN   4106      2012      -1131     WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-OCT     HDD-ANN   7518      1875      2281      COLDEST     1  COLD
JUL-OCT     HDD-SEA   369       1920      -311      WARMEST     1  WARM
JUL-OCT     HDD-SEA   1126      1873      446       COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-OCT     CDD       1178      1936      425       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-OCT     CDD       313       1904      -440      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-OCT     PRECIP    38.15     2002      10.47     WETTEST     1  WET
JAN-OCT     PRECIP    12.14     1910      -15.54    DRIEST      1  DRY
JAN-OCT     SNOW-ANN  70.9      1982      37.7      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JAN-OCT     SNOW-ANN  8.3       1931      -24.9     DRIEST      1  DRY
JUL-OCT     SNOW-SEA  8.2       1991      7.6       SNOWIEST    1  WET
JUL-OCT     SNOW-SEA  0         2011      -0.6      DRIEST      1  DRY

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CARLYON






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