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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
230 AM CDT WED MAY 01 2013

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...THE TWIN CITIES MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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   APRIL     2013      MSP       AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          48.6      57.8      -9.2     COOLER   11  COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          33.3      37.2      -3.9     COOLER   23  COLD
MONTH       MEAN         41.0      47.5      -6.5     COOLER   13  COLD

DAILY       MAX          81 APR-28-2013
DAILY       MIN          19 APR-01-2013

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        716       530       186      COOLER   12  COLD
TOTAL       SEASON       7416      7318       98      COOLER  NEAR NORM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         3         5         -2      COOLER   N/A
TOTAL       ANNUAL        3         5         -2      COOLER   N/A

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        5.22      2.66      2.56     WETTER    5  WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL        9.45      6.22      3.23     WETTER    7  WET
DAILY       MAX          1.02 APR-18-2013

SNOW                    ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        17.9      2.4       15.5    SNOWIER    3   WET
SEASON      TOTAL        67.2      54.4      12.8    SNOWIER   19   WET
DAILY       MAX          6.4 APR-18-2013
MAX         DEPTH        7   APR-19-2013

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      -238    WARMEST    1  WARM
APRIL       HDD          868       1874      338     COLDEST    1  COLD
APRIL       CDD           36       1952       31     WARMEST    1  WARM
APRIL       CDD           0        2012       -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      19.4    SNOWIEST   1  WET
APRIL       SNW          0.0       2010      -2.4     DRIEST    1  DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH       AVERAGE      10.6      12.1      -1.5

DAILY PEAK  GUST       37 MPH NORTHWEST APR-28-2013
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE   29 MPH NORTHWEST APR-19-2013

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JAN-APR        323        0        5.4       0.0        77      0

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
APR             89        0        1.5       0.0        21      0

SUNSHINE
SEASON      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
FMA            268        0        4.5       0.0        64      0

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                18
2=FOG DENSE    0.4        4
3=THUNDER      2.6        3
4=IP/SLEET                7
5=HAIL                    1
6=FRZ RAIN                4
7=BLWG DUST               1
8=HAZE/SMK                8
9=BLWG SNW                1

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           0.4        0         0         0       WARMER
>=50                      10        22       -12      COOLER
>=60                      5         13        -8      COOLER
>=70                      5         5         0       COOLER
>=80                      1         1         0       COOLER
>=90           0.1        0         0         0       COOLER

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          10.1       15        9         6       COOLER
<= 20                     2         1         1       COOLER
<= 10                     0         0         0       WARMER
<= 0           0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL
<= -10                    0         0         0       NORMAL
>= 50                     3         3         0       WARMER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  2         4         -2      DRIER
>= 0.01        11.3       18        11        7       WETTER
>= 0.10                   10        6         4       WETTER
>= 0.25                   7         4         3       WETTER
>= 0.50                   4         2         2       WETTER
>= 1.00        0.3        1         1         1       WETTER

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  4         3         1      SNOWIER
>= 0.1                    10        2         8      SNOWIER
>= 1.0         0.9        3         1         2      SNOWIER
>= 1.5                    3         0         3      SNOWIER
>= 2.0                    3         0         3      SNOWIER
>= 3.0                    3         0         3      SNOWIER

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        0
COLD MAX        0
MIN TEMP        1
WARM MIN        0
PRECIP          0
SNOW            2

NEW DAILY   RECORD     EXTREME   LISTING             PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT      /DATE YEAR       SET/TIE   OLD YEAR
SNOW        NEW->        2.7        APR-09-2013     OLD->      2.0 1913
SNOW        NEW->        0.3        APR-18-2013     OLD->    TRACE 1918
COLD MAX    NEW->         36        APR-19-2013     OLD->      37  1953

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA       FEBRUARY MARCH     APRIL       (FMA)
FMA         2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
FMA-13      MAX       36.5      42.7      -6.2      COOLER     23  COLD
FMA-13      MIN       21.7      24.8      -3.1      COOLER     68  COLD
FMA-13      MEAN      29.1      33.8      -4.7      COOLER     38  COLD
FMA-13      HDD       3162      2764      398       COOLER     41  COLD
FMA-13      CDD       3         5         -2        COOLER     N/A
FMA-13      PRECIP    8.59      5.32      3.27      WETTER      5  WET
FMA-13      SNOW      46.8      20.4      26.4      SNOWIER     5  WET

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      -812      WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR-APR HDD       4034      1875      1270      COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR-APR CDD       36        1952      31        WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR-APR CDD       17        1970      12        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      34.3      SNOWIEST    1  WET
FEB-MAR-APR SNOW      3.3       1987      -17.1     DRIEST      1  DRY

ANNUAL      DATA
JAN-APR     2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-APR-13  MAX       33.6      37.9      -4.3      COOLER     41  COLD
JAN-APR-13  MIN       18.4      20.5      -2.1      COOLER     74  COLD
JAN-APR-13  MEAN      26.0      29.2      -3.2      COOLER     57  COLD
JAN-APR-13  HDD-ANN   4644      4295      349       COOLER     58  COLD
JUL-APR-13  HDD-SEA   7416      7318      98        COOLER    NEAR NORM
JAN-APR-13  CDD       3         5         -2        COOLER     N/A
JAN-APR-13  PRECIP    9.45      6.22      3.23      WETTER      7  WET
JAN-APR-13  SNOW-ANN  51.4      32.6      18.8      SNOWIER    10  WET
JUL-APR-13  SNOW-SEA  67.2      54.4      12.8      SNOWIER    19  WET

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      -993      WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-APR     HDD-ANN   6148      1875      1853      COLDEST     1  COLD
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA   5729      2012      -1589     WARMEST     1  WARM
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA   9387      1875      2069      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-APR     CDD       36        1952      31        WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-APR     CDD       0         2011      -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      36.9      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JAN-APR     SNOW-ANN  8.3       1931      -24.3     DRIEST      1  DRY
JUL-APR     SNOW-SEA  98.6      1984      44.2      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JUL-APR     SNOW-SEA  14.2      1931      -40.2     DRIEST      1  DRY

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CARLYON






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