Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
1030 AM CST TUE MAR 01 2016

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

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          31.8      28.9      2.9      WARMER    24   WARM
AVERAGE     MIN          18.1      12.8      5.3      WARMER    20   WARM
MONTH       MEAN         24.9      20.9      4.0      WARMER    20   WARM

DAILY       MAX          58 FEB-27-2016
DAILY       MIN          -6 FEB-13-2016

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        1156      1236      -119     WARMER    38   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       4865      5790      -964     WARMER     4   WARM

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

PCP                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH         TOTAL      1.09      0.77      0.32     WETTER    41   WET
ANNUAL        TOTAL      1.40      1.67     -0.27     DRIER     59   DRY
DAILY          MAX       0.51 FEB-02-2016
RECORD         PCP        0

SNW             0       ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART             RANK
MONTH         TOTAL     12.1       7.7       4.4     SNOWIER    26   SNOWY
SEASON        TOTAL     30.8      41.7     -10.9      DRIER     63    DRY
DAILY          MAX       8.8 FEB-02-2016
MAX           DEPTH       8  FEB-03-2016
RECORD         SNW        1

FEBRUARY    EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     FEBRUARY   EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART             RANK
FEBRUARY    MAX          41.1      1987      12.2    WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    MAX           7.6      1936     -21.3    COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    MIN          25.8      1998      13.0    WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    MIN         -12.9      1875     -25.7    COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    MEAN         32.0      1931      11.2    WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    MEAN         -2.5      1875     -23.4    COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    HDD          917       1998      -319    WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    HDD          1885      1875      649     COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    CDD           0        NONE    RECORDED  WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    CDD           0        NONE    RECORDED  COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    PRECIP       3.25      1922      2.48    WETTEST     1   WET
FEBRUARY    PRECIP       0.01      1877     -0.76     DRIEST     1   DRY
FEBRUARY    SNOW         26.5      1962      18.8    SNOWIEST    1   WET
FEBRUARY    SNOW         0.3       1894      -7.4     DRIEST     1   DRY

WIND           MPH      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH          AVG       10.0      9.4       0.6
PEAK           GUST       43    NORTHWEST     FEB-07-2016
FASTEST      2-MINUTE     33    NORTHWEST     FEB-07-2016

SUNSHINE
1 MONTH     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
FEBRUARY        83        0        1.4       0.0        20       0

SUNSHINE
2 MONTH     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JAN-FEB        137        0        2.3       0.0        33       0

SUNSHINE
3-MONTH     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
DJF            146       -21       2.4       -0.4       35      -5

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                14
2=FOG DENSE    1.3        1
3=THUNDER      0.2        1
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                0
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                13
9=BLWG SNW                3

TEMP           NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0           15.5       0        0.4       -0.4     WARMER
<=32                      13       17.2      -4.2     WARMER
>=50                      1        0.7       0.3      WARMER
>=60                      0         0         0       NORMAL
>=70                      0         0         0       NORMAL
>=80                      0         0         0       NORMAL
>=90            0         0         0         0       NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= -20         26.5       0        0.2       -0.2     WARMER
<= -10                    0        1.6       -1.6     WARMER
<= 0           5.6        2        6.3       -4.3     WARMER
<= 10                     8        12.7      -4.7     WARMER
<= 20                     14       19.8      -5.8     WARMER
<= 32                     26       27.1      -1.1     WARMER
>= 50                     0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 60                     0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 70                     0         0         0       NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  7        6.7       0.3      WETTER
>= 0.01        7.4        9        8.1       0.9      WETTER
>= 0.10        2.6        2        2.3       -0.3     DRIER
>= 0.25                   2        0.8       1.2      WETTER
>= 0.50        0.2        1        0.2       0.8      WETTER
>= 1.00         0         0         0         0       NORMAL

SNOW           NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  6        5.2       0.8     SNOWIER
>= 0.1         6.8        8        7.6       0.4     SNOWIER
>= 1.0         3.0        1        3.1       -2.1     DRIER
>= 1.5                    1        2.2       -1.2     DRIER
>= 2.0                    1        1.6       -0.6     DRIER
>= 3.0                    1        0.9       0.1     SNOWIER

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH        DATA
DJF            2016     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
DJF-16      MAX          30.3      26.6      3.7      WARMER    15   WARM
DJF-16      MIN          18.1      10.9      7.2      WARMER     6   WARM
DJF-16      MEAN         24.2      18.8      5.4      WARMER     8   WARM
DJF-16      HDD          3690      4171     -481      WARMER     9   WARM
DJF-16      CDD           0         0         0       NORMAL    N/A
DJF-16      PRECIP       3.72      2.83      0.89     WETTER    28   WET
DJF-16      SNOW        25.7      31.8      -6.1      DRIER     71   DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME               EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
DEC-JAN-FEB MAX       36.3      1878       9.7      WARMEST      1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MAX       13.3      1875     -13.3      COLDEST      1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB MIN       21.6      1878      10.7      WARMEST      1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MIN       -5.8      1875     -16.7      COLDEST      1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB MEAN      29.0      1878      10.2      WARMEST      1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MEAN      3.8       1875     -15.0      COLDEST      1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB HDD       3240      1878      -931      WARMEST      1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB HDD       5471      1875      1300      COLDEST      1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB CDD       0         NONE      RECORDED  WARMEST      1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB CDD       0         NONE      RECORDED  COLDEST      1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB PRECIP    9.58      1881      6.75      WETTEST      1   WET
DEC-JAN-FEB PRECIP    0.69      1958     -2.14      DRIEST       1   DRY
DEC-JAN-FEB SNOW     71.7       1967     39.9       SNOWIEST     1   WET
DEC-JAN-FEB SNOW      5.2       1944     -26.6      DRIEST       1   DRY

2 MONTH        DATA
JAN+FEB        2016     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN+FEB     MAX          27.9      26.3      1.6    WARMER      29   WARM
JAN+FEB     MIN          14.6      10.2      4.4    WARMER      14   WARM
JAN+FEB     MEAN         21.3      18.2      3.0    WARMER      18   WARM
JAN+FEB     2 MONTH      2619      2767     -148    WARMER       4   WARM
JUL-FEB-16  HDD-SEA      4865      5790     -964    WARMER       4   WARM
JAN+FEB     CDD           0         0         0     NORMAL      N/A
JAN+FEB     PRECIP       1.40      1.67     -0.27   DRIER       59   DRY
JAN+FEB     2 MONTH     16.2       7.7       8.5    SNOWIER     66   DRY
JUL-FEB-16  SNOW-SEA    30.8      41.7     -10.9    DRIER       63   DRY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-FEB   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
JAN+FEB     MAX       36.5      1931      10.2      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN+FEB     MAX        7.0      1875     -19.3      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN+FEB     MIN       21.3      1931      11.2      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN+FEB     MIN      -13.0      1875     -23.2      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN+FEB     MEAN      29.0      1931      10.8      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN+FEB     MEAN      -3.0      1875     -21.2      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN+FEB     HDD-ANN   2125      1931      -642      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN+FEB     HDD-ANN   3999      1875      1232      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUL-FEB     HDD-SEA   4644      2002     -1146      WARMEST      1   WARM
JUL-FEB     HDD-SEA   7238      1875      1448      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN+FEB     CDD       0         NONE      RECORDED  WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN+FEB     CDD       0         NONE      RECORDED  COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN+FEB     PRECIP    6.89      1881      5.22      WETTEST      1   WET
JAN+FEB     PRECIP    0.45      1958     -1.22      DRIEST       1   DRY
JAN+FEB     SNOW-ANN  59.0      1967      51.3      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JAN+FEB     SNOW-ANN  3.6       1958      -4.1      DRIEST       1   DRY
JUL-FEB     SNOW-SEA  79.3      1982      37.6      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUL-FEB     SNOW-SEA  10.6      1889     -31.1      DRIEST       1   DRY

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        1
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->        8.8        FEB-02-2016     OLD->       6.2  1983
WARM MAX    NEW->       58          FEB-27-2016     OLD->      54    1896

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CARLYON



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