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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
425 AM CST SAT JAN 02 2016

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

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

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MONTHLY      REPORT DECEMBER   2015   MSP      AIRPORT

TEMPS                ACTUAL   NORMAL   DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE    MAX        35.1     27.1      8.0    WARMER    12   WARM
AVERAGE    MIN        25.2     12.3     12.9    WARMER     2   WARM
MONTH      MEAN       30.2     19.7     10.5    WARMER     3   WARM

DAILY      MAX             47 DEC-04-2015
DAILY      MIN              7 DEC-31-2015

HDD                  ACTUAL   NORMAL   DEPART            RANK
TOTAL      MONTH      1071     1404     -333    WARMER     3   WARM
TOTAL      SEASON     2246     3023     -777    WARMER     2   WARM

CDD                  ACTUAL   NORMAL   DEPART            RANK
TOTAL      MONTH        0        0        0     NORMAL    N/A  N/A
TOTAL      ANNUAL      809      753      56     WARMER    47   WARM

PRECIP               ACTUAL   NORMAL   DEPART            RANK
MONTH      TOTAL      2.32     1.16     1.16    WETTER     9   WET
ANNUAL     TOTAL      36.14    30.61    5.53    WETTER    46   DRY
DAILY      MAX           0.63 DEC-14-2015

SNOW                 ACTUAL     AVG    DEPART            RANK
MONTH      TOTAL       9.5     11.9     -2.4     DRIER   NEAR  NORM
SEASON     TOTAL      14.6     21.8     -7.2     DRIER    DRY   0
DAILY      MAX            3.4 DEC-28-2015
MAX        DEPTH            5 DEC-30-2015

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     -16.0   COLDEST    1   COLD
DECEMBER   MIN        27.3     1877     15.0    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     -16.0   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       MPH       ACTUAL   NORMAL   DEPART
MONTH      AVERAGE     9.3      9.1      0.2
DAILY PEAK GUST        39    MPH        NORTH     DEC-14-2015
DAILY FAST 2-MINUTE    30    MPH        NORTH     DEC-14-2015

SUNSHINE     TOTAL    TOTAL    TOTAL    TOTAL    TOTAL   TOTAL
12-MONTH   MIN-GAIN MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAINHOUR-LOSSPCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-DEC       414     -414      6.9     -6.9      100    -100

1 MONTH SUNSHINE
1-MONTH    MIN-GAIN MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAINHOUR-LOSSPCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
DECEMBER       6       -20      0.1     -0.3       1      -5

3 MONTH
3-MONTH    MIN-GAIN MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAINHOUR-LOSSPCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
OND            6      -182      0.1     -3.0       1      -44

WEATHER              ACTUAL
TYPE         NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST             23
2=FOG DENSE   1.2       0
3=THUNDER     0.2       1
4=IP/SLEET              2
5=HAIL                  0
6=FRZ RAIN              0
7=BLWG DUST             0
8=HAZE/SMK             12
9=BLWG SNW              0

TEMP         NCDC     COUNT
MAXIMUM     NORMAL   ACTUAL   AVERAGE  DEPART
<=32         19.0      11       20      -8.5    WARMER
>=50                    0        1      -0.6    COOLER
>=60                    0        0      -0.1    COOLER
>=70                    0        0        0     NORMAL
>=80                    0        0        0     NORMAL
>=90          0.0       0        0        0     NORMAL

TEMP         NCDC     COUNT
MINIMUM     NORMAL   ACTUAL   AVERAGE  DEPART
<= 32        30.0      26       30       -4     WARMER
<= 20                   8       21       -13    WARMER
<= 10                   3       13       -10    WARMER
<= 0          6.1       0        6       -6     WARMER
<= -10                  0        2       -2     WARMER
>= 50                   0        0        0     NORMAL

PRECIP       NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A NORMAL   ACTUAL   AVERAGE  DEPART
T (ONLY)                6        9       -3      DRIER
>= 0.01       9.8      13       10        3     WETTER
>= 0.10       3.1       7        3        4     WETTER
>= 0.25                 3        1        2     WETTER
>= 0.50       0.3       1        0        1     WETTER
>= 1.00       0.1       0        0        0      DRIER

SNOW         NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A NORMAL   ACTUAL   AVERAGE  DEPART
T (ONLY)                6        8       -2      DRIER
>= 0.1        9.3       8       10       -2      DRIER
>= 1.0        3.7       3        4       -1      DRIER
>= 1.5                  3        3        1     SNOWIER
>= 2.0                  3        2        1     SNOWIER
>= 3.0                  1        1        0     SNOWIER

NEW DAILY   EXTREME
MAX TEMP       0
COLD MAX       0
MIN TEMP       0
WARM MIN       3
PRECIP         0
SNOW           0

NEW DAILY  RECORD    EXTREME  LISTING          PREVIOUS
TYPE       NEW/TIE   /AMOUNT    /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE   OLD  YEAR
WARM LOW     NEW->     37       DEC-10-2015      OLD->    34   1889 1930
WARM LOW     NEW->     36       DEC-11-2015      OLD->    35   1965
WARM LOW     NEW->     38       DEC-13-2015      OLD->    36   1928

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH    DATA     OCTOBER  NOVEMBER DECEMBER   (OND)
OND        2015     ACTUAL   NORMAL   DEPART              RANK
OND-15     MAX      48.4     42.1     6.3      WARMER      5   WARM
OND-15     MIN      34.0     26.1     7.9      WARMER      2   WARM
OND-15     MEAN     41.2     34.1     7.1      WARMER      2   WARM
OND-15     HDD      2172     2850     -678     WARMER      2   WARM
OND-15     CDD      7        6        1        WARMER    NEAR  NORM
OND-15     PRECIP   9.45     5.36     4.09     WETTER     55   WET
OND-15     SNOW     14.6     21.8     -7.2     DRIER      74   DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME    OND      EXTREME  YEAR     DEPART              RANK
OCT-NOV-DECMAX      49.4     1953     7.3      WARMEST     1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DECMAX      34.6     1919     -7.5     COLDEST     1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DECMIN      34.5     1931     8.4      WARMEST     1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DECMIN      16.9     1872     -9.2     COLDEST     1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DECMEAN     41.6     1931     7.5      WARMEST     1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DECMEAN     25.8     1872     -8.3     COLDEST     1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DECHDD      2144     1931     -706     WARMEST     1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DECHDD      3574     1872     724      COLDEST     1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DECCDD      44       1953     38       WARMEST     1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DECCDD      0        2002     -6       COLDEST     1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DECPRECIP   5.36     2069     0.00     WETTEST     1   WET
OCT-NOV-DECPRECIP   4.51     1871     -0.85    DRIEST      1   DRY
OCT-NOV-DECSNOW     61.8     1991     40.0     SNOWIEST    1   WET
OCT-NOV-DECSNOW     1.7      1913     -20.1    DRIEST      1   DRY

12 MONTH   DATA     ACCUM
JAN-DEC    2015     ACTUAL   NORMAL   DEPART              RANK
JAN-DEC-15 MAX      56.7     55.1     1.6      WARMER     12   WARM
JAN-DEC-15 MIN      39.9     37.1     2.8      WARMER      5   WARM
JAN-DEC-15 MEAN     48.3     46.1     2.2      WARMER      7   WARM
JAN-DEC-15 HDD-ANN  6728     7580     -852     WARMER      7   WARM
JUL-DEC-15 HDD-SEA  2246     3023     -777     WARMER      2   WARM
JAN-DEC-15 CDD      809      753      56       WARMER     47   WARM
JAN-DEC-15 PRECIP   36.14    30.61    5.53     WETTER     12   WET
JAN-DEC-15 SNOW-ANN 32.0     54.5     -22.5    DRIER      29   DRY
JUL-DEC-15 SNOW-SEA 14.6     21.8     -7.2     DRIER      74   DRY

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     -1394    WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-DEC    HDD-ANN  9970     1875     2390     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   40.15    1911     9.54     WETTEST     1   WET
JAN-DEC    PRECIP   13.04    1910     -17.57   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

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CARLYON



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