Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED...JFM MAX TEMP RANKING...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
310 PM CDT TUE APR 01 2014

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

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          33.9      41.4      -7.5     COOLER   29  COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          17.1      24.3      -7.2     COOLER   31  COLD
MONTH       MEAN         25.5      32.8      -7.3     COOLER   29  COLD

DAILY       MAX               60  MAR-30-2014
DAILY       MIN              -15  MAR-02-2014

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        1217       998      219      COOLER   29  COLD
TOTAL       SEASON       7670      6788      882      COOLER   14  COLD

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         0         0       NORMAL   62  WARM
TOTAL       ANNUAL        0         0         0       NORMAL   62  WARM

PCP                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.82      1.89     -1.07     DRIER    28  DRY
ANNUAL      TOTAL        3.65      3.56      0.09     WETTER   52  WET
DAILY       MAX             0.44  MAR-27-2014

SNW                     ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        4.7       10.3      -5.6     DRIER    43  DRY
SEASON      TOTAL        62.8      52.0      10.8    SNOWIER   19  WET
DAILY       MAX              2.3  MAR-18-2014
MAX         DEPTH             21  MAR-01-2014

MARCH       EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     MARCH      EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART            RANK
MARCH       MAX          57.5      2012      16.1    WARMEST    1  WARM
MARCH       MAX          25.0      1899     -16.4    COLDEST    1  COLD
MARCH       MIN          39.1      2012      14.8    WARMEST    1  WARM
MARCH       MIN          9.2       1899     -15.1    COLDEST    1  COLD
MARCH       MEAN         48.3      2012      15.5    WARMEST    1  WARM
MARCH       MEAN         17.1      1899     -15.7    COLDEST    1  COLD
MARCH       HDD          524       2012      524     WARMEST    1  WARM
MARCH       HDD          1478      1899      1478    COLDEST    1  COLD
MARCH       CDD           0         0         0      WARMEST    1  WARM
MARCH       CDD           0         0         0      COLDEST    1  COLD
MARCH       PRECIP       4.75      1965      2.86    WETTEST    1  WET
MARCH       PRECIP       0.06      1883     -1.83     DRIEST    1  DRY
MARCH       SNOW         40.0      1951      29.7    SNOWIEST   1  WET
MARCH       SNOW         0.0       2010     -10.3     DRIEST    1  DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH       AVERAGE      9.9       10.0      -0.1

DAILY PEAK  GUST          41 MPH  WEST  MAR-14-2014
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE      32 MPH  WEST  MAR-14-2014

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JAN-MAR        234        0        3.9       0.0        57      0

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
MAR             98        0        1.6       0.0        24      0

SUNSHINE
SEASON      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JFM            234        0        3.9       0.0        57      0

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                11
2=FOG DENSE    1.5        1
3=THUNDER      1.0        1
4=IP/SLEET                1
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                3
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                12
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           5.9        14        7         7       COOLER
>=50                      4         7         -3      COOLER
>=60                      1         3         -2      COOLER
>=70                      0         1         -1      COOLER
>=80                      0         0         0       COOLER
>=90           0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          23.8       30        24        6       COOLER
<= 20                     18        10        8       COOLER
<= 10                     7         4         3       COOLER
<= 0           1.0        3         1         2       COOLER
<= -10                    2         0         2       COOLER
>= 50                     0         1         -1      COOLER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  7         5         2       WETTER
>= 0.01        9.3        7         10        -3      DRIER
>= 0.10        4.8        2         5         -3      DRIER
>= 0.25                   1         3         -2      DRIER
>= 0.50        0.9        0         1         -1      DRIER
>= 1.00        0.2        0         0         0       DRIER

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  5         4         1      SNOWIER
>= 0.1         5.4        6         6         1      SNOWIER
>= 1.0         2.7        2         3         -1      DRIER
>= 1.5                    1         2         -1      DRIER
>= 2.0                    1         2         -1      DRIER
>= 3.0                    0         1         -1      DRIER

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD     EXTREME    LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT      /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE    OLD YEAR
COLD MAX    NEW->         3         MAR-02-2014     OLD->       5  1943  1989

2 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
2-MONTH     DATA      FEBRUARY  MARCH     (FEB MAR)
FEB MAR     2014        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
FEB-MAR     MAX          25.7      35.2      -8.1   COOLER      8  COLD
FEB-MAR     MIN          8.5       18.6     -10.1   COOLER     14  COLD
FEB-MAR     MEAN         17.1      26.9      -9.2   COOLER     10  COLD
FEB-MAR     HDD          2785      2234      782    COOLER     10  COLD
FEB-MAR     CDD           0         0         0     NORMAL     N/A
FEB-MAR     PRECIP       2.23      2.66      0.09   DRIER      67  DRY
FEB-MAR     SNOW        23.1      18.0       16.0   SNOWIER    30  WET

2-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     FEB MAR   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
FEB-MAR     MAX       47.1      1878      11.9      WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR     MAX       19.3      1875     -15.9      COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR     MIN       29.9      2012      11.3      WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR     MIN       -0.8      1875     -19.4      COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR     MEAN      38.2      1878      11.3      WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR     MEAN      9.3       1875     -17.6      COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR     HDD       1548      1878     -686       WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR     HDD       3241      1875     1007       COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR     CDD       0         0           0       WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR     CDD       0         0           0       COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR     PRECIP    6.34      1965       3.68     WETTEST     1  WET
FEB-MAR     PRECIP    0.50      1883      -2.16     DRIEST      1  DRY
FEB-MAR     SNOW      48.8      1965      30.8      SNOWIEST    1  WET
FEB-MAR     SNOW      3.0       1968     -15.0      DRIEST      1  DRY

3-MONTH     DATA       JANUARY   FEBRUARY   MARCH     (JFM)
JFM         2014      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JFM-14      MAX       23.3      31.4      -8.1      COOLER     13  COLD
JFM-14      MIN        4.8      14.9     -10.1      COOLER     12  COLD
JFM-14      MEAN      14.0      23.2      -9.2      COOLER     11  COLD
JFM-14      HDD-ANN  4547      3765       782       COOLER     13  COLD
JUL-MAR-14  HDD-SEA  7670      6788       882       COOLER     14  COLD
JFM-14      CDD         0         0         0       NORMAL     N/A
JFM-14      PRECIP     3.65      3.56      0.09     WETTER     52  WET
JFM-14      SNOW-ANN  45.8      30.2      15.6      SNOWIER    13  WET
JUL-MAR-14  SNOW-SEA  62.8      52.0      10.8      SNOWIER    19  WET

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JFM       EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX       41.1      1878      9.7       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX       14.9      1875     -16.5      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN       25.2      2012      10.3      WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN       -4.8      1875     -19.7      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN      33.1      2012      9.9       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN      5.1       1875     -18.1      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD-ANN   2881      2012      -884      WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD-ANN   5355      1875      1590      COLDEST     1  COLD
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA   5287      2012     -1501      WARMEST     1  WARM
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA   8594      1875      1806      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR CDD       16        2012        16      WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR CDD        0        2013         0      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR PRECIP    7.95      1881      4.39      WETTEST     1  WET
JAN-FEB-MAR PRECIP    0.77      1958      -2.79     DRIEST      1  DRY
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW-ANN  66.4      1917      36.2      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW-ANN  7.1       1958      -23.1     DRIEST      1  DRY
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA  90.2      1982      38.2      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA  14.2      1931      -37.8     DRIEST      1  DRY

$$
CARLYON








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