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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
242 PM CDT FRI APR 01 2016

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

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          49.4      41.3      8.1      WARMER     9   WARM
AVERAGE     MIN          33.2      24.3      8.9      WARMER     6   WARM
MONTH       MEAN         41.3      32.8      8.5      WARMER     5   WARM

DAILY       MAX          70 MAR-08-2016
DAILY       MIN          13 MAR-02-2016

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        728       999       -271     WARMER     5   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       5593      6790     -1197     WARMER     3   WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         0         0       NORMAL    60   WARM
TOTAL       ANNUAL        0         0         0       NORMAL    60   WARM

    PCP                 ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
   MONTH      TOTAL      2.26      1.89      0.37     WETTER    26   WET
   ANNUAL     TOTAL      3.66      3.56      0.10     WETTER    67   WET
   DAILY       MAX       0.85     MAR-15

    SNW                 ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART             RANK
   MONTH      TOTAL      5.4       10.3      -4.9     DRIER     45   DRY
   SEASON     TOTAL     36.2       52.0     -15.8     DRIER     55   DRY
   DAILY       MAX       3.7 MAR-23
    MAX       DEPTH      3   MAR-24

MARCH       EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     MARCH      EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART             RANK
MARCH       MAX          57.5      2012      16.2    WARMEST     1   WARM
MARCH       MAX          25.0      1899     -16.3    COLDEST     1   COLD
MARCH       MIN          39.1      2012      14.8    WARMEST     1   WARM
MARCH       MIN          9.2       1899     -15.1    COLDEST     1   COLD
MARCH       MEAN         48.3      2012      15.5    WARMEST     1   WARM
MARCH       MEAN         17.1      1899     -15.7    COLDEST     1   COLD
MARCH       HDD          524       2012      -475    WARMEST     1   WARM
MARCH       HDD          1478      1899      479     COLDEST     1   COLD
MARCH       CDD           0         0         0      WARMEST     1   WARM
MARCH       CDD           0         0         0      COLDEST     1   COLD
MARCH       PRECIP       4.75      1965      2.86    WETTEST     1   WET
MARCH       PRECIP       0.06      1883     -1.83     DRIEST     1   DRY
MARCH       SNOW         40.0      1951      29.7    SNOWIEST    1   WET
MARCH       SNOW         0.0       2010     -10.3     DRIEST     1   DRY

    WIND       MPH      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH          AVG       9.5       10.0      -0.5
PEAK           GUST     44 MPH WEST MAR-16-2016
FASTEST      2-MINUTE   33 MPH WEST MAR-16-2016

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-MAR        234        0        3.9       0.0        56       0

SUNSHINE
THIS MONTH   MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
MAR             97        0        1.6       0.0        23       0

SUNSHINE
SEASON       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JFM            234        0        3.9       0.0        56       0

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                15
2=FOG DENSE    1.5        1
3=THUNDER      1.0        1
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                0
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                8
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
    <= 0       5.9        0        0.0        0       NORMAL
    <=32                  2        6.8        -5      WARMER
    >=50                  14       7.7        6       WARMER
    >=60                  6        3.0        3       WARMER
    >=70                  2        0.8        1       WARMER
    >=80                  0        0.1        0       COOLER
    >=90                  0        0.0        0       NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
   <= -20                 0        0.0        0       NORMAL
   <= -10                 0        0.1        0       WARMER
    <= 0                  0        1.3        -1      WARMER
   <= 10                  0        3.9        -4      WARMER
   <= 20                  2        10.4       -8      WARMER
   <= 32       23.8      17       23.7       -7      WARMER
   >= 50                  0        0.5        -1      COOLER
   >= 60                  0        0.1        0       COOLER
   >= 70                  0        0.0        0       NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
  T (ONLY)                6        5.3        1       WETTER
  >= 0.01      9.3        12       9.7        2       WETTER
  >= 0.10      4.8        6        4.5        2       WETTER
  >= 0.25                 3        2.1        1       WETTER
  >= 0.50      0.9        1        0.8        0       WETTER
  >= 1.00      0.2        0        0.2        0       DRIER

SNOW           NCDC     NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
  T (ONLY)                4        3.9        0      SNOWIER
   >= 0.1      5.4        3        5.6        -3      DRIER
   >= 1.0      2.7        2        2.5        -1      DRIER
   >= 1.5                 1        1.8        -1      DRIER
   >= 2.0                 1        1.3        0       DRIER
   >= 3.0                 1        1.0        0       NORMAL

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA
JFM         2016        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
JFM-16      MAX          35.1      31.3      35.1     WARMER    10   WARM
JFM-16      MIN          20.8      14.9      20.8     WARMER     5   WARM
JFM-16      MEAN         27.9      23.1      4.8      WARMER     7   WARM
JFM-16      HDD          3347      3767      -420     WARMER     8   WARM
JFM-16      CDD           0         0         0       NORMAL    NEAR NORM
JFM-16      PRECIP       3.66      3.56      0.10     WETTER    NEAR NORM
JFM-16      SNOW         21.6      30.2      -9.0     DRIER     48   DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     JFM       EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX       41.1      1878      9.8       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX       14.9      1875      -16.4     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN       25.2      2012      10.3      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN       -4.8      1875      -19.7     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN      33.1      2012      10.0      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN      5.1       1875      -18.0     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD       2881      2012      -886      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD       5355      1875      1588      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR CDD       0         0         0         WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR CDD       0         0         0         COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR PRECIP    7.95      1881      4.39      WETTEST      1   WET
JAN-FEB-MAR PRECIP    0.77      1958      -2.79     DRIEST       1   DRY
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW      66.4      1917      36.2      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW      7.1       1958      -23.1     DRIEST       1   DRY

2 MONTH        DATA
FEB+MAR      2016     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
FEB+MAR     MAX        40.6      35.1      5.5    WARMER       5   WARM
FEB+MAR     MIN        25.6      18.6      7.1    WARMER       4   WARM
FEB+MAR     MEAN       33.1      26.8      6.3    WARMER       5   WARM
FEB+MAR HDD 2 MONTH    1884      2236      -352   WARMER       5   WARM
JUL-MAR-14  HDD-SEA    5593      6790     -1197   WARMER       3   WARM
FEB+MAR     CDD         0         0         0     NORMAL      N/A
FEB+MAR     PRECIP     3.66      3.56      0.10   WETTER      NEAR NORM
FEB+MAR SNW 2 MONTH   17.5      18.0      -0.5    DRIER       NEAR NORM
JUL-MAR-14  SNOW-SEA  36.2      52.0     -15.8    DRIER       55   DRY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    FEB+MAR   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
FEB-MAR     MAX       47.1      1878      12.0      WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     MAX       19.3      1875      -15.8     COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     MIN       29.9      2012      11.4      WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     MIN       -0.8      1875      -19.4     COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     MEAN      38.0      2012      11.2      WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     MEAN      9.0       1875      -17.8     COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     HDD-ANN   1548      1878      -688      WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     HDD-ANN   3241      1875      1005      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA   5287      2012      -1503     WARMEST      1   WARM
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA   8594      1875      1804      COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     CDD       36        1952      36        WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     CDD       0         2015      NORMAL    COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     PRECIP    6.34      1965      2.78      WETTEST      1   WET
FEB-MAR     PRECIP    0.50      1883      -3.06     DRIEST       1   DRY
FEB-MAR     SNOW-ANN  48.8      1965      30.8      SNOWIEST     1   WET
FEB-MAR     SNOW-ANN  3.0       1968      -15.0     DRIEST       1   DRY
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA  90.2      1982      38.2      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA  14.2      1931      -37.8     DRIEST       1   DRY

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        3
COLD MAX        0
MIN TEMP        0
WARM MIN        3
PRECIP          1
SNOW            0

NEW DAILY   RECORD     EXTREME   LISTING             PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT      /DATE YEAR       SET/TIE    OLD  YEAR
WARM MAX    NEW->         70        MAR-08-2016     OLD->       69   2000
WARM MAX    TIE->         66        MAR-11-2016     TIES->      66   2012
WARM MAX    NEW->         70        MAR-12-2016     OLD->       69   1990
WARM LOW    NEW->         47        MAR-13-2016     OLD->       46   1995
WARM LOW    TIE->         48        MAR-14-2016     TIES->      48   2012
WARM LOW    NEW->         47        MAR-15-2016     OLD->       42   1927   2012
PRECIP      TIE->        0.85       MAR-15-2016     TIES->     0.85  1945

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CARLYON



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