Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN 1030 AM CST
WED MAR 04 2015

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

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          19.5      28.9      -9.4     COOLER    14   COLD
AVERAGE     MIN           2.9      12.8      -9.9     COOLER    34   COLD
MONTH       MEAN         11.2      20.9      -9.7     COOLER    19   COLD

DAILY       MAX               36 FEB-07-2015
DAILY       MIN              -11 FEB-19-2015

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        1501      1236      265      COOLER    20   COLD
TOTAL       SEASON       5965      5790      175      COOLER    68   COLD

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

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.35      0.77     -0.42     DRIER     29   DRY
ANNUAL      TOTAL        0.69      1.67     -0.98     DRIER     14   DRY
DAILY       MAX             0.13 FEB-10-2015

SNOW                    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL         4.9       7.7      -2.8     DRIER     44    DRY
SEASON      TOTAL        25.3      41.7     -16.4     DRIER     46    DRY
DAILY       MAX              1.5 FEB-03-2015
MAX         DEPTH              2 FEB-04-2015

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       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       AVERAGE      10.3      9.4       0.9

DAILY PEAK  GUST           46 MPH NORTHWEST FEB-24-2015
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE       36 MPH NORTHWEST FEB-24-2015

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
1 MOTNH     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
FEBRUARY        81        0        1.4       0.0        20       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
2 MONTH     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JAN-FEB        136        0        2.3       0.0        33       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
3-MONTH     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
DJF            142       -20       2.4      -0.3        34      -5

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                6
2=FOG DENSE    1.3        0
3=THUNDER      0.2        0
4=IP/SLEET                1
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                1
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                17
9=BLWG SNW                1

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           15.5       26        23        3       COOLER
>=50                      0         0         0       NORMAL
>=60                      0         0         0       NORMAL
>=70                      0         0         0       NORMAL
>=80                      0         0         0       NORMAL
>=90           0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          26.5       28        27        1       COOLER
<= 20                     26        20        6       COOLER
<= 10                     22        12        10      COOLER
<= 0           5.6        15        6         9       COOLER
<= -10                    2         2         0       NORMAL
>= 50                     0         0         0       NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  3         7         -4      DRIER
>= 0.01        7.4        10        7         3       WETTER
>= 0.10        2.6        1         3         -2      DRIER
>= 0.25                   0         1         -1      DRIER
>= 0.50        0.2        0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 1.00        0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  3         6         -3      DRIER
>= 0.1         6.8        10        7         3      SNOWIER
>= 1.0         3.0        1         3         -2      DRIER
>= 1.5                    1         2         -1      DRIER
>= 2.0                    0         2         -2      DRIER
>= 3.0                    0         1         -1      DRIER

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD     EXTREME   LISTING             PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT      /DATE YEAR       SET/TIE    OLD  YEAR

NO NEW DAILY RECORD EXTREMES THIS MONTH

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA      DECEMBER  JANUARY   FEBRUARY  (DJF)
DJF         2015      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART                RANK
DJF-15      MAX       25.0      26.6      -1.6      COOLER      74   COLD
DJF-15      MIN       11.3      10.9      0.4       WARMER      38   WARM
DJF-15      MEAN      18.2      18.8      -0.6      COOLER     NEAR  NORM
DJF-15      HDD       4172      4171      1         COOLER     NEAR  NORM
DJF-15      CDD       0         0         0         NORMAL      N/A
DJF-15      PRECIP    1.55      2.83      -1.28     DRIER       21   DRY
DJF-15      SNOW      15.9      31.8      -15.9     DRIER       25   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      JANUARY   FEBRUARY
JAN+FEB     2015      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART                RANK
JAN+FEB     MAX       22.6      26.3      -3.7      COOLER      50   COLD
JAN+FEB     MIN       7.6       10.2      -2.6      COOLER     NEAR  NORM
JAN+FEB     MEAN      15.1      18.2      -3.1      COOLER      71   COLD
JAN+FEB     2 MONTH   2919      2767      152       COOLER      68   COLD
JUL-FEB-15  HDD-SEA   5965      5790      175       COOLER      68   COLD
JAN+FEB     CDD       0         0         0         NORMAL      N/A
JAN+FEB     PRECIP    0.69      1.67      -0.98     DRIER       14   DRY
JAN+FEB     2 MONTH   10.3      7.7       2.6       SNOWIER     28   DRY
JUL-FEB-15  SNOW-SEA  25.3      41.7      -16.4     DRIER       46   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       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

$$
CARLYON


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