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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
10:30 AM CDT SAT JUN 01 2013

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...THE TWIN CITIES MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2013...

             CLIMATE    NORMAL    PERIOD  1971 TO 2000
             CLIMATE    RECORD    PERIOD  1871 TO 2013

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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MONTHLY      REPORT   MAY       2013      MSP       AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          67.6      69.5      -1.9     COOLER   62  COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          49.0      48.9       0.1     WARMER   57  WARM
MONTH       MEAN         58.3      59.2      -0.8     COOLER  NEAR NORM

DAILY       MAX          98 MAY-14-2013
DAILY       MIN          32 MAY-03-2013

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        250       218        32      COOLER   58  COLD
TOTAL       SEASON       7666      7536      130      COOLER  NEAR NORM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         50        37        13      WARMER   49  WARM
TOTAL       ANNUAL        53        42        11      WARMER   53  WARM

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        6.24      3.36      2.88     WETTER   15  WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL       15.69      9.58      6.11     WETTER    3  WET
DAILY       MAX          1.47 MAY-18-2013

SNOW                    ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.5        T        0.5     SNOWIER   11   WET
SEASON      TOTAL        67.7      54.4      13.3    SNOWIER   19   WET
DAILY       MAX          0.5 MAY-03-2013
MAX         DEPTH        0   MAY-01-2013

MAY         EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     MAY        EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART            RANK
MAY         MAX          80.9      1934      11.4    WARMEST    1  WARM
MAY         MAX          55.4      1907     -14.1    COLDEST    1  COLD
MAY         MIN          56.5      1934      7.6     WARMEST    1  WARM
MAY         MIN          38.3      1907     -10.6    COLDEST    1  COLD
MAY         MEAN         68.7      1934      9.5     WARMEST    1  WARM
MAY         MEAN         46.9      1907     -12.3    COLDEST    1  COLD
MAY         HDD           69       1881      -149    WARMEST    1  WARM
MAY         HDD          553       1907      335     COLDEST    1  COLD
MAY         CDD          204       1934      167     WARMEST    1  WARM
MAY         CDD           0        1983      -37     COLDEST    1  COLD
MAY         PRECIP      10.33      1906      6.97    WETTEST    1  WET
MAY         PRECIP       0.21      1934     -3.15     DRIEST    1  DRY
MAY         SNOW         3.0       1946      3.0     SNOWIEST   1  WET
MAY         SNOW         0.0       2009       -T      DRIEST    1  DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH       AVERAGE      9.8       10.8      -1.0

DAILY PEAK  GUST      44 MPH WEST  MAY-14-2013
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE  33 MPH NORTH MAY-11-2013

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JAN-MAY        391        0        6.5       0.0        94      0

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
MAY             68        0        1.1       0.0        16      0

SUNSHINE
SEASON      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
MAM            254        0        4.2       0.0        60      0

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                18
2=FOG DENSE    0.3        1
3=THUNDER      5.0        6
4=IP/SLEET                1
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                0
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                7
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL
>=50                      28        30        -2      COOLER
>=60                      24        26        -2      COOLER
>=70                      13        16        -3      COOLER
>=80                      4         5         -1      COOLER
>=90           0.7        1         1         0       NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          0.7        1         1         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                    16        14         2       WARMER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  5         5         0       NORMAL
>= 0.01        10.9       18        12        6       WETTER
>= 0.10                   13        8         5       WETTER
>= 0.25                   8         5         3       WETTER
>= 0.50                   4         2         2       WETTER
>= 1.00        0.5        2         1         1       WETTER

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  3         0         3      SNOWIER
>= 0.1                    1         0         1      SNOWIER
>= 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        1
COLD MAX        0
MIN TEMP        0
WARM MIN        0
PRECIP          1
SNOW            1

NEW DAILY   RECORD     EXTREME   LISTING             PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT      /DATE YEAR       SET/TIE   OLD YEAR
SNOW        NEW->        0.5        MAY-03-2013     OLD->      0.2 1954
MAX         NEW->       98          MAY-14-2013     OLD->     95   1932
PRECIP      NEW->        1.16       MAY-19-2013     OLD->     0.99 1925

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA      MARCH     APRIL     MAY       (MAM)
MAM         2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
MAM-13      MAX       50.3      56.2      -5.9      COOLER     13  COLD
MAM-13      MIN       34.0      36.8      -2.8      COOLER     46  COLD
MAM-13      MEAN      42.2      46.5      -4.3      COOLER     30  COLD
MAM-13      HDD       2132      1746      386       COOLER     29  COLD
MAM-13      CDD       53        42        11        WARMER     53  WARM
MAM-13      PRECIP    13.50     7.91      5.59      WETTER      4  WET
MAM-13      SNOW      32.2      12.7      19.5      SNOWIER     6  WET

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     MAM       EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
MAR-APR-MAY MAX       63.5      2012      7.3       WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY MAX       45.5      1888      -10.7     COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY MIN       44.5      2012      7.7       WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY MIN       28.2      1888      -8.6      COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY MEAN      54        2012      7.5       WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY MEAN      36.9      1888      -9.6      COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY HDD       1078      2012      -668      WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY HDD       2567      1888      821       COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY CDD       226       1934      184       WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY CDD       0         1983      -42       COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY PRECIP    16.13     1965      8.22      WETTEST     1  WET
MAR-APR-MAY PRECIP    2.12      1910      -5.79     DRIEST      1  DRY
MAR-APR-MAY SNOW      42.6      1951      29.9      SNOWIEST    1  WET
MAR-APR-MAY SNOW      T         2010      -12.7     DRIEST      1  DRY

ANNUAL      DATA
JAN-MAY     2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-MAY-13  MAX       40.4      44.3      -3.9      COOLER     43  COLD
JAN-MAY-13  MIN       24.6      26.2      -1.6      COOLER     79  COLD
JAN-MAY-13  MEAN      32.5      35.3      -2.8      COOLER     58  COLD
JAN-MAY-13  HDD-ANN   4894      4513      381       COOLER     58  COLD
JUL-MAY-13  HDD-SEA   7666      7536      130       COOLER    NEAR NORM
JAN-MAY-13  CDD       53        42        11        WARMER     53  WARM
JAN-MAY-13  PRECIP    15.69     9.58      6.11      WETTER      3  WET
JAN-MAY-13  SNOW-ANN  51.9      32.6      19.3      SNOWIER    10  WET
JUL-MAY-13  SNOW-SEA  67.7      54.4      13.3      SNOWIER    19  WET

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-MAY   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
JAN-MAY     MAX       51.9      1987      7.6       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     MAX       32.2      1875      -12.1     COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     MIN       34.0      2012      7.8       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     MIN       12.0      1875      -14.2     COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     MEAN      42.6      2012      7.3       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     MEAN      22.1      1875      -13.2     COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     HDD-ANN   3435      2012      -1078     WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     HDD-ANN   6446      1875      1933      COLDEST     1  COLD
JUL-MAY     HDD-SEA   5841      2012      -1695     WARMEST     1  WARM
JUL-MAY     HDD-SEA   9685      1875      2149      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     CDD       226       1934      184       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     CDD       0         1983      -42       COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     PRECIP    18.19     1965      8.61      WETTEST     1  WET
JAN-MAY     PRECIP    3.31      1934      -6.27     DRIEST      1  DRY
JAN-MAY     SNOW-ANN  69.5      1982      36.9      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JAN-MAY     SNOW-ANN  8.3       1931      -24.3     DRIEST      1  DRY
JUL-MAY     SNOW-SEA  98.6      1984      44.2      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JUL-MAY     SNOW-SEA  14.2      1931      -40.2     DRIEST      1  DRY

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CARLYON






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