Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
430 AM CST SUN JAN 1 2017

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...THE TWIN CITIES MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1871 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              63   12/05/2001
                        12/02/1982
                        12/06/1939
 LOW              -39   12/25/1879
HIGHEST            43   12/26        38       5       47  12/10
                                                          12/09
                                                          12/04
LOWEST            -20   12/18        -4     -16        7  12/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     27.0              27.1    -0.1     35.1
AVG. MINIMUM     14.8              12.3     2.5     25.2
MEAN             20.9              19.7     1.2     30.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32     17              19.0    -2.0       11
DAYS MIN <= 32     28              30.0    -2.0       26
DAYS MIN <= 0       6               6.1    -0.1        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.27   1982
 MINIMUM         0.00   1943
TOTALS           2.14              1.16    0.98     2.32
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.04    0.03     0.07
DAYS >= .01         8               9.8    -1.8       13
DAYS >= .10         6               3.1     2.9        7
DAYS >= .50         1               0.3     0.7        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.97   12/25 TO 12/25

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           33.6   2010
TOTALS           15.8              11.9     3.9      9.5
SINCE 7/1        18.1              21.8    -3.7     14.6
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      3                 5      -2        1
DAYS >= 1.0         5               3.7     1.3        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   12/17                          5  12/31
                                                          12/30
 24 HR TOTAL      5.1   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL    1358              1404     -46     1071
 SINCE 7/1       2402              3023    -621     2246
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1        964               753     211      809
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/220    DATE  12/26
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/210    DATE  12/26

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.70
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            4
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             10
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         17

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     72

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       1
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW               19     SLEET                      1
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                     14

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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