Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
535 AM CDT FRI APR 1 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 YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              83   03/29/1986
                        03/30/1968
                        03/23/1910
 LOW              -27   03/11/1948
HIGHEST            70   03/12        55      15       70  03/15
                        03/08
LOWEST             13   03/02         9       4       -7  03/05
AVG. MAXIMUM     49.4              41.3     8.1     45.3
AVG. MINIMUM     33.2              24.3     8.9     25.6
MEAN             41.3              32.8     8.5     35.5
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               5.9    -3.9        6
DAYS MIN <= 32     17              23.8    -6.8       22
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               1.0    -1.0        2

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.75   1965
 MINIMUM         0.09   1910
TOTALS           2.26              1.89    0.37     0.67
DAILY AVG.       0.07              0.06    0.01     0.02
DAYS >= .01        12               9.3     2.7        5
DAYS >= .10         6               4.8     1.2        4
DAYS >= .50         1               0.9     0.1        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.90   03/15 TO 03/16

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           40.0   5
                        0
TOTALS            5.4              10.3    -4.9      6.8
SINCE 7/1        36.2              52.0   -15.8     32.1
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 5      -5        0
DAYS >= 1.0         2               2.7    -0.7        3
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         3   03/24                          4  03/23
 24 HR TOTAL      3.7   MM

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     728               998    -270      906
 SINCE 7/1       5593              6788   -1195     6871
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.5
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    33/270    DATE  03/16
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/290    DATE  03/16

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.80
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            2
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         18

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               13     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                7     SLEET                      0
FOG                      15     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      8

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

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