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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
245 PM CDT MON MAY 01 2017

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...THE TWIN CITIES MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2017...

CLIMATE     NORMAL       PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD       PERIOD    1871 TO 2017

            WEATHER      OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE        DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                             NORMAL
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MONTHLY         REPORT     APRIL      2017      MSP     AIRPORT

TEMPS                      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX             59.3      57.8      1.5      WARMER    39   WARM
AVERAGE     MIN             41.6      37.2      4.4      WARMER    11   WARM
MONTH       MEAN            50.5      47.5      3.0      WARMER    20   WARM

DAILY       MAX             73 APR-08-2017
DAILY       MIN             32 APR-11-2017

HDD                        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH            428       528      -100     WARMER    19   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON          6084      7319     -1235     WARMER     3   WARM

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

PCP            INCHES      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH          TOTAL        4.45      2.66      1.79     WETTER    12   WET
ANNUAL         TOTAL        6.75      6.22      0.53     WETTER    35   WET
DAILY            MAX        1.00 APR-15-2017

SNW            INCHES      ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART             RANK
MONTH          TOTAL        0.5       2.5       -2.0     DRIER     46   DRY
SEASON         TOTAL       32.0      54.5      -22.5     DRIER     33   DRY
DAILY            MAX        0.5 APR-10-2017
MAX             DEPTH       1   APR-11-2017

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      -236    WARMEST     1   WARM
APRIL       HDD             868       1874      340     COLDEST     1   COLD
APRIL       CDD              36       1952       31     WARMEST     1   WARM
APRIL       CDD              0        2017       -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     -32.7    SNOWIEST    1   WET
APRIL       SNW             0.0       2010     -54.5     DRIEST     1   DRY

WIND             MPH       ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTHLY AVG                 9.8       12.1      -2.3
PEAK GUST       44 MPH      SOUTH       APR-18-2017
FASTEST 2-MIN   33 MPH      SOUTH       APR-24-2017

SUNSHINE     (POSSIBLE)
1 MONTH       MIN-GAIN    MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
APRIL            89          0        1.5       0.0        21       0

SUNSHINE     (POSSIBLE)
3 MONTH       MIN-GAIN    MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
FMA              268         0        4.5       0.0        64       0

SUNSHINE     (POSSIBLE)
4 MONTH       MIN-GAIN    MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-APR          323         0        5.4       0.0        77       0

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

TEMP            NCEI                          AVERAGE
MAXIMUM        NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0                         0         0         0       NORMAL
<=32              0          0         0         0       WARMER
>=50                        27        21         6       WARMER
>=60                        14        13         1       WARMER
>=70                         5         5         0       COOLER
>=80                         0         1        -1       COOLER
>=90              0          0         0         0       COOLER

TEMP            NCEI                          AVERAGE
MINIMUM        NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= -20                       0         0         0       NORMAL
<= -10                       0         0         0       NORMAL
<= 0              0          0         0         0       NORMAL
<= 10                        0         0         0       WARMER
<= 20                        0         1        -1       WARMER
<= 32             9          2         9        -7       WARMER
>= 50                        2         3        -1       COOLER
>=60                         0         0         0       COOLER
>= 70                        0         0         0       NORMAL

PRECIP          NCEI                          AVERAGE
DAYS WITH A    NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                     2         4        -2       DRIER
>= 0.01          11         14        11         3       WETTER
>= 0.10           6         11         6         5       WETTER
>= 0.25                      6         4         2       WETTER
>= 0.50           2          3         2         1       WETTER
>= 1.00           0          1         0         1       WETTER

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

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA          FEBRUARY   MARCH     APRIL     (FMA)
FMA         2017           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
FMA-17      MAX             47.2      42.7      4.5      WARMER     6   WARM
FMA-17      MIN             29.9      24.8      5.1      WARMER     5   WARM
FMA-17      MEAN            38.6      33.8      4.8      WARMER     5   WARM
FMA-17      HDD             2322      2763      -441     WARMER     5   WARM
FMA-17      CDD              0         5         -5      COOLER    N/A
FMA-17      PRECIP          5.77      5.32      0.45     WETTER    35   WET
FMA-17      SNOW            5.5       20.5     -15.0     DRIER      5   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      -811   WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR-APR HDD             4034      1875      1271   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
JAN-APR     2017           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART               RANK
JAN-APR-17  MAX             42.2      37.9      4.3      WARMER     6   WARM
JAN-APR-17  MIN             26.1      20.5      5.6      WARMER     5   WARM
JAN-APR-17  MEAN            34.2      29.2      5.0      WARMER     5   WARM
JAN-APR-17  HDD-ANNUAL      3682      4296      -614     WARMER     6   WARM
JUL-APR-17  THIS HDD-SEA    6084      7319     -1235     WARMER     3   WARM
JAN-APR-17  CDD              0         5         -5      COOLER    N/A
JAN-APR-17  PRECIP          6.75      6.22      0.53     WETTER    35   WET
JAN-APR-17  SNOW-ANNUAL     13.9      32.7     -18.8     DRIER     15   DRY
JUL-APR-17  THIS SNOW-SEA   32.0      54.5     -22.5     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      -994   WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-APR     HDD-ANN         6148      1875      1852   COLDEST      1   COLD
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA         2947      2012     -4372   WARMEST      1   WARM
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA         4863      1875     -2456   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         71       1984      16.5   SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUL-APR     SNOW-SEA        6.3       1931     -48.2   DRIEST       1   DRY

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        TIE->        53        APR-09-2017       TIES->    53   1945


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CARLYON



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