Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
150 PM CDT TUE SEP 01 2015

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...THE TWIN CITIES MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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    AUGUST     2015   MSP       AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          79.3      80.5      -1.2     COOLER    48   COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          62.2      61.8      0.4      WARMER    40   WARM
MONTH       MEAN         70.7      71.2      -0.5     COOLER    72   COLD

DAILY       MAX               94 AUG-14-2015
DAILY       MIN               51 AUG-26-2015

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         13        14        -1      WARMER    73   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON        15        19        -4      WARMER    59   WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        199       205        -6      COOLER    74   COLD
TOTAL       ANNUAL       649       681       -33      COOLER    67   COLD

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        2.99      4.30     -1.31     DRIER     64   DRY
ANNUAL      TOTAL       22.04     22.17     -0.13     DRIER    NEAR  NORM
DAILY       MAX          0.92 AUG-18-2015

SNOW                    ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.0       0.0       0.0      NORMAL    N/A
SEASON      TOTAL        0.0       0.0       0.0      NORMAL    N/A
DAILY       MAX          0.0 AUG-01-2015
MAX         DEPTH         0  AUG-01-2015

AUGUST      EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     AUGUST     EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART             RANK
AUGUST      MAX          88.9      1947      8.4     WARMEST     1   WARM
AUGUST      MAX          72.3      1903      -8.2    COLDEST     1   COLD
AUGUST      MIN          68.1      1937      6.3     WARMEST     1   WARM
AUGUST      MIN          55.1      1890      -6.7    COLDEST     1   COLD
AUGUST      MEAN         78.2      1947       7      WARMEST     1   WARM
AUGUST      MEAN         65.1      1903      -6.1    COLDEST     1   COLD
AUGUST      HDD           0        2014      -14     WARMEST     1   WARM
AUGUST      HDD           82       1915       68     COLDEST     1   COLD
AUGUST      CDD          420       1947      215     WARMEST     1   WARM
AUGUST      CDD           76       1977      -129    COLDEST     1   COLD
AUGUST      PCP          9.32      2007      5.02    WETTEST     1   WET
AUGUST      PCP          0.20      1925     -4.10     DRIEST     1   DRY
AUGUST      SNOW         0.0       NONE    RECORDED  SNOWIEST    1   WET
AUGUST      SNOW         0.0       NONE    RECORDED   DRIEST     1   DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH       AVERAGE      9.0       9.5       -0.5
DAILY PEAK GUST     47 MPH SOUTH AUG-22-2015
DAILY FAST 2-MINUTE 35 MPH SOUTH AUG-22-2015

SUNSHINE     MINUTES   MINUTES    HOURS     HOURS    PERCENT  PERCENT
8 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-AUG        408       -140      6.8       -2.3       99      -34

SUNSHINE     MINUTES   MINUTES    HOURS     HOURS    PERCENT  PERCENT
1 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
AUGUST          0        -86       0.0       -1.4       0       -21

SUNSHINE     MINUTES   MINUTES    HOURS     HOURS    PERCENT  PERCENT
3-MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JJA             18       -140      0.3       -2.3       4       -34

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                0
2=FOG DENSE    0.5        0
3=THUNDER      6.4        0
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                0
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                0
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL
>=50                      31        31        0       NORMAL
>=60                      31        31        0       NORMAL
>=70                      28        30        -2      COOLER
>=80                      19        18        1       WARMER
>=90           2.6        2         3         -1      COOLER

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL
<= 20                     0         0         0       NORMAL
<= 10                     0         0         0       NORMAL
<= 0           0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL
<= -10                    0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 50                     31        30        1       WARMER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  3         3         0       DRIER
>= 0.01        9.7        10        10        0       NORMAL
>= 0.10        6.1        6         6         0       WETTER
>= 0.25                   4         4         0       DRIER
>= 0.50        2.9        3         3         0       WETTER
>= 1.00        1.3        0         1         -1      DRIER

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 0.1         0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 1.0         0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 1.5                    0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 2.0                    0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 3.0                    0         0         0       NORMAL

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD     EXTREME   LISTING             PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT      /DATE YEAR       SET/TIE    OLD  YEAR
WARM LOW    NEW->         71        AUG-13-2015      OLD->       70  1909 2000

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA         JUNE   JULY      AUGUST      (JJA)
JJA         2015      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART               RANK
JJA-15      MAX       80.1      80.9      -0.8      COOLER      53   COLD
JJA-15      MIN       62.4      61.6      0.8       WARMER      32   WARM
JJA-15      MEAN      71.3      71.3      0.0       NORMAL     NEAR  NORM
JJA-15      HDD       22        63        -41       WARMER      14   WARM
JJA-15      CDD       621       639       -18       COOLER      76   COLD
JJA-15      PRECIP    14.71     12.59     2.12      WETTER      23   WET
JJA-15      SNOW      0         0         RECORDED  NORMAL      N/A

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     JJA       EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
JUN-JUL-AUG MAX       87.3      1988      6.4       WARMEST      1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG MAX       73.9      1915      -7.0      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG MIN       65.3      2010      3.7       WARMEST      1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG MIN       55.9      1992      -5.7      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG MEAN      75.5      1988      4.2       WARMEST      1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG MEAN      65.1      1915      -6.2      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG HDD       3         2005      -60       WARMEST      1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG HDD       242       1915      179       COLDEST      1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG CDD       1010      1988      371       WARMEST      1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG CDD       248       1992      -391      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG PRECIP    23.52     1987      10.93     WETTEST      1   WET
JUN-JUL-AUG PRECIP    1.73      1894      -10.86    DRIEST       1   DRY
JUN-JUL-AUG SNOW      0.0       NONE      RECORDED  SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUN-JUL-AUG SNOW      0.0       NONE      RECORDED  DRIEST       1   DRY

8 MONTH     DATA      ACCUM
JAN-AUG     2015      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART                 RANK
JAN-AUG-15  MAX       57.4      58.0      -0.6      COOLER     NEAR  NORM
JAN-AUG-15  MIN       39.7      39.4      0.3       WARMER      27   WARM
JAN-AUG-15  MEAN      48.6      48.7      -0.1      COOLER     NEAR  NORM
JAN-AUG-15  HDD-ANN   4497      4576      -79       WARMER      28   WARM
JUL+AUG     2 MONTH   15        19        -4        WARMER      59   WARM
JAN-AUG-15  CDD       648       681       -33       COOLER      66   COLD
JAN-AUG-15  PRECIP    22.04     22.17     -0.13     DRIER      NEAR  NORM
JAN-AUG-15  SNOW-ANN  17.4      32.7      -15.3     DRIER       79   DRY
JUL-AUG-15  SNOW-SEA  0         0.0       RECORDED  NORMAL      N/A

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-AUG   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
JAN-AUG     MAX       63.8      2012      5.8       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-AUG     MAX       49.4      1875      -8.6      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-AUG     MIN       45.5      2012      6.1       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-AUG     MIN       28.8      1875      -10.6     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-AUG     MEAN      54.7      2012      6.0       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-AUG     MEAN      39.1      1875      -9.6      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-AUG     HDD-ANN   3450      2012      -1126     WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-AUG     HDD-ANN   6578      1875      2002      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUL-AUG     HDD-SEA   0         2011      -19       WARMEST      1   WARM
JUL-AUG     HDD-SEA   124       1915      105       COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-AUG     CDD       1107      1988      426       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-AUG     CDD       295       1904      -386      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-AUG     PRECIP    33.64     1892      11.47     WETTEST      1   WET
JAN-AUG     PRECIP    8.62      1934      -13.55    DRIEST       1   DRY
JAN-AUG     SNOW-ANN  69.5      1982      36.8      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JAN-AUG     SNOW-ANN  8.3       1931      -24.4     DRIEST       1   DRY
JUL-AUG     SNOW-SEA  0         NONE      RECORDED  SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUL-AUG     SNOW-SEA  0         NONE      RECORDED  DRIEST       1   DRY

$$
CARLYON



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