Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
240 PM CDT FRI MAY 01 2015

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...THE TWIN CITIES MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2015...

CLIMATE     NORMAL    PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD    PERIOD    1871 TO 2015

            WEATHER   OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE     DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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MONTHLY       REPORT    APRIL      2015      MSP     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          59.9      57.8      2.1      WARMER    29 WARM
AVERAGE     MIN          39.6      37.2      2.4      WARMER   NEAR NORM
MONTH       MEAN         49.7      47.5      2.2      WARMER    27 WARM

DAILY       MAX          84 APR-01-2015
DAILY       MIN          27 APR-03-2015

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        451       530       -79      WARMER    24 WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       7322      7318       4       COOLER   NEAR NORM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         5         -5      COOLER    N/A
TOTAL       ANNUAL        0         5         -5      COOLER    N/A

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        2.42      2.66     -0.24     DRIER    NEAR NORM
ANNUAL      TOTAL        3.78      6.22     -2.44     DRIER     23 DRY

DAILY       MAX          0.65 APR-12-2015

SNOW                    ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.3       2.5       -2.2     DRIER     38 DRY
SEASON      TOTAL       32.4      54.5      -22.1     DRIER     33 DRY

DAILY       MAX          0.2 APR-10-2015
MAX         DEPTH        0   APR-01-2015

APRIL       EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     APRIL      EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART             RANK
APRIL       MAX          66.9      1987      9.1     WARMEST     1  WARM
APRIL       MAX          44.1      1950     -13.7    COLDEST     1  COLD
APRIL       MIN          46.2      1915      9.0     WARMEST     1  WARM
APRIL       MIN          25.7      1874     -11.5    COLDEST     1  COLD
APRIL       MEAN         56.0      1915      8.5     WARMEST     1  WARM
APRIL       MEAN         35.8      1874     -11.7    COLDEST     1  COLD
APRIL       HDD          292       2010      -238    WARMEST     1  WARM
APRIL       HDD          868       1874      338     COLDEST     1  COLD
APRIL       CDD           36       1952       31     WARMEST     1  WARM
APRIL       CDD           0        2015       -5     COLDEST     1  COLD
APRIL       PRECIP       7.00      2001      4.34    WETTEST     1  WET
APRIL       PRECIP       0.16      1987     -2.50     DRIEST     1  DRY
APRIL       SNW          21.8      1983      19.3    SNOWIEST    1  WET
APRIL       SNW          0.0       2010      -2.5     DRIEST     1  DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH       AVERAGE      11.5      12.1      -0.6
DAILY PEAK  GUST     46 MPH WEST APR-02-2015
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE 35 MPH WEST APR-02-2015

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
4 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-APR        323        0        5.4       0.0        78       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
1 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
APRIL           90        0        1.5       0.0        22       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
3-MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
FMA            268        0        4.5       0.0        65       0

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                11
2=FOG DENSE    0.4        0
3=THUNDER      2.6        2
4=IP/SLEET                1
5=HAIL                    0
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           0.3        0         0         0       WARMER
>=50                      22        23        -1      COOLER
>=60                      17        13        4       WARMER
>=70                      7         5         2       WARMER
>=80                      1         1         0       COOLER
>=90           0.0        0         0         0       COOLER

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          8.6        5         9         -4      WARMER
<= 20                     0         1         -1      WARMER
<= 10                     0         0         0       WARMER
<= 0           0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL
<= -10                    0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 50                     3         3         0       WARMER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  2         4         -2      DRIER
>= 0.01        10.7       12        11        1       WETTER
>= 0.10        5.9        6         6         0       DRIER
>= 0.25                   4         4         0       WETTER
>= 0.50        1.7        2         2         0       WETTER
>= 1.00        0.4        0         1         -1      DRIER

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

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        1
COLD MAX        0
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
WARM MAX    NEW->         84        APR-01-2015     OLD->       82   1882

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA       FEBRUARY MARCH     APRIL       (FMA)
FMA         2015        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
FMA-15      MAX          41.6      42.7      -1.1   COOLER     NEAR NORM
FMA-15      MIN          22.7      24.8      -2.1   COOLER     NEAR NORM
FMA-15      MEAN         32.1      33.8      -1.7   COOLER     NEAR NORM
FMA-15      HDD          2858      2764       94    COOLER     NEAR NORM
FMA-15      CDD           0         5         -5    COOLER      N/A
FMA-15      PRECIP       3.44      5.32     -1.88   DRIER       32  DRY
FMA-15      SNOW         12.0      20.5      -8.5   DRIER       26  DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     FMA        EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART              RANK
FEB-MAR-APR MAX          51.9      1987      9.2    WARMEST      1  WARM
FEB-MAR-APR MAX          28.9      1875     -13.8   COLDEST      1  COLD
FEB-MAR-APR MIN          33.4      2012      8.6    WARMEST      1  WARM
FEB-MAR-APR MIN          9.0       1875     -15.8   COLDEST      1  COLD
FEB-MAR-APR MEAN         42.5      1878      8.7    WARMEST      1  WARM
FEB-MAR-APR MEAN         19.0      1875     -14.8   COLDEST      1  COLD
FEB-MAR-APR HDD          1952      1878      -812   WARMEST      1  WARM
FEB-MAR-APR HDD          4034      1875      1270   COLDEST      1  COLD
FEB-MAR-APR CDD           36       1952       31    WARMEST      1  WARM
FEB-MAR-APR CDD           0        2015       -5    COLDEST      1  COLD
FEB-MAR-APR PRECIP       9.86      1965      4.54   WETTEST      1  WET
FEB-MAR-APR PRECIP       0.93      1987     -4.39   DRIEST       1  DRY
FEB-MAR-APR SNOW         54.7      1962      34.2   SNOWIEST     1  WET
FEB-MAR-APR SNOW         3.3       1987     -17.2   DRIEST       1  DRY

4 MONTH     DATA      ACCUM
JAN-APR     2015        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-APR-15  MAX          37.6      37.9      -0.3   COOLER     NEAR NORM
JAN-APR-15  MIN          20.1      20.5      -0.4   COOLER     NEAR NORM
JAN-APR-15  MEAN         28.9      29.2      -0.3   COOLER     NEAR NORM
JAN-APR-15  HDD-ANN      4276      4295      -19    WARMER      36  WARM
JUL-APR-15  HDD-SEA      7322      7318       4     COOLER     NEAR NORM
JAN-APR-15  CDD           0         5         -5    COOLER      N/A
JAN-APR-15  PRECIP       3.78      6.22     -2.44   DRIER       23  DRY
JAN-APR-15  SNOW-ANN     17.4      32.7     -15.3   DRIER       26  DRY
JUL-APR-15  SNOW-SEA     32.4      54.5     -22.1   DRIER       33  DRY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-APR    EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART              RANK
JAN-APR     MAX          46.2      1987      8.3    WARMEST      1  WARM
JAN-APR     MAX          23.3      1875     -14.6   COLDEST      1  COLD
JAN-APR     MIN          29.0      2012      8.5    WARMEST      1  WARM
JAN-APR     MIN          3.5       1875     -17.0   COLDEST      1  COLD
JAN-APR     MEAN         37.4      2012      8.2    WARMEST      1  WARM
JAN-APR     MEAN         13.4      1875     -15.8   COLDEST      1  COLD
JAN-APR     HDD-ANN      3302      1878      -993   WARMEST      1  WARM
JAN-APR     HDD-ANN      6148      1875      1853   COLDEST      1  COLD
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA      5729      2012     -1589   WARMEST      1  WARM
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA      9387      1875      2069   COLDEST      1  COLD
JAN-APR     CDD           36       1952       31    WARMEST      1  WARM
JAN-APR     CDD           0        2015       -5    COLDEST      1  COLD
JAN-APR     PRECIP      10.68      1975      4.46   WETTEST      1  WET
JAN-APR     PRECIP       1.56      1987     -4.66   DRIEST       1  DRY
JAN-APR     SNOW-ANN     69.5      1982      36.8   SNOWIEST     1  WET
JAN-APR     SNOW-ANN     8.3       1931     -24.4   DRIEST       1  DRY
JUL-APR     SNOW-SEA     98.6      1984      44.1   SNOWIEST     1  WET
JUL-APR     SNOW-SEA     14.2      1931     -40.3   DRIEST       1  DRY

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CARLYON



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