Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLMSTC

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
520 PM CDT THU JAN 01 2015

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...THE ST CLOUD MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF  DECEMBER 2014...

CLIMATE     NORMAL    PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD    PERIOD    1893 TO 2014

            WEATHER   OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE     DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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MONTHLY       REPORT   DECEMBER    2014   STC       AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          29.6      24.7      4.9      WARMER    28   WARM
AVERAGE     MIN          18.6      7.1       11.5     WARMER     5   WARM
MONTH       MEAN         24.1      15.9      8.2      WARMER    10   WARM

DAILY       MAX           50 DEC-14-2014
DAILY       MIN           -8 DEC-01-2014

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        1262      1522      -260     WARMER    11   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       3194      3447      -253     WARMER    35   WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         0         0       NORMAL    N/A  N/A
TOTAL       ANNUAL       597       464       133      WARMER    43   WARM

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.75      0.82     -0.07     DRIER    NEAR  NORM
ANNUAL      TOTAL       36.72     27.73      8.99     WETTER    28   WET
DAILY       MAX          0.46 DEC-15-2014

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        2.5       9.4       -6.9     DRIER     23   DRY
SEASON      TOTAL        20.1      18.6      1.5     SNOWIER    WET  0
DAILY       MAX          0.8  DEC-25-2014
MAX         DEPTH         3   DEC-01-2014

DECEMBER    EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     DECEMBER  EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
DECEMBER    MAX       37.8      1939      13.1      WARMEST      1   WARM
DECEMBER    MAX       9.1       1983      -15.6     COLDEST      1   COLD
DECEMBER    MIN       21.1      1931      14        WARMEST      1   WARM
DECEMBER    MIN       -9.9      1983      -17       COLDEST      1   COLD
DECEMBER    MEAN      28.6      1913      12.7      WARMEST      1   WARM
DECEMBER    MEAN      -0.4      1983      -16.3     COLDEST      1   COLD
DECEMBER    HDD       1123      1913      -399      WARMEST      1   WARM
DECEMBER    HDD       2026      1983      504       COLDEST      1   COLD
DECEMBER    CDD       0         NONE      RECORDED  WARMEST      1   WARM
DECEMBER    CDD       0         NONE      RECORDED  COLDEST      1   COLD
DECEMBER    PCP       2.56      2010      1.74      WETTEST      1   WET
DECEMBER    PCP       0.00      1895      -0.82     DRIEST       1   DRY
DECEMBER    SNOW      25.5      1927      16.1      SNOWIEST     1   WET
DECEMBER    SNOW      T         1940      -9.4      DRIEST       1   DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      8.9       9.1       -0.2
PEAK WIND   GUST          34 MPH NORTH     DEC-15-2014
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE      26 MPH NORTHWEST DEC-01-2014

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
1 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
DECEMBER        6        -19       0.1       -0.3       1       -4

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
3 MOUTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
OND             6        -184      0.1       -3.1       1       -43

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
12 MONTH     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-DEC        423       -423      7.1       -7.1      100     -100

WEATHER               ACTUAL
TYPE        NCDC      COUNT
1=FOG/MIST            18
2=FOG DENSE 1.2       5
3=THUNDER   0.2       0
4=IP/SLEET            0
5=HAIL                0
6=FRZ RAIN            0
7=BLWG DUST           0
8=HAZE/SMK            15
9=BLWG SNW            0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           21.5       17        21        -5    WARMER
>=50                      1         0         1     WARMER
>=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          30.6       25        25        -6    WARMER
<= 20                     16        16        0     NORMAL
<= 10                     11        11        0     NORMAL
<= 0           9.7        4         4         -6    WARMER
<= -10                    0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 50                     0         0         0     NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  6         6         0     NORMAL
>= 0.01        7.6        9         9         1     WETTER
>= 0.10        2.4        2         2         0     DRIER
>= 0.25                   1         1         0     NORMAL
>= 0.50        0.2        0         0         0     DRIER
>= 1.00        0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  0         3         -3    DRIER
>= 0.1         8.2        3         8         -5    DRIER
>= 1.0         3.1        8         0         5     SNOWIER
>= 1.5                    0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 2.0                    0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 3.0                    0         0         0     NORMAL

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        0
COLD MAX        0
MIN TEMP        0
WARM MIN        6
PRECIP          0
SNOW            0

NEW DAILY   RECORD    EXTREME     LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE   /AMOUNT       /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE     OLD  YEAR
WARM LOW    TIE->         34        DEC-12-2014     TIES->      34   1928 2011
WARM LOW    NEW->         42        DEC-14-2014     OLD->       35   1928
WARM LOW-X  TIE-> MONTHLY 42        DEC-14-2014     TIES->      42   12/01/1962
WARM LOW    NEW->         36        DEC-22-2014     OLD->       31   2006
WARM LOW    NEW->         36        DEC-23-2014     OLD->       33   1982
WARM LOW    TIE->         33        DEC-24-2014     TIES->      33   1982
WARM LOW    TIE->         32        DEC-25-2014     TIES->      32   1936

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS

3-MONTH     DATA      OCTOBER   NOVEMBER  DECEMBER  (OND)
OND         2014      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART               RANK
OND-14      MAX       40.1      40.1      0.0       NORMAL      51   COLD
OND-14      MIN       23.4      21.2      2.2       WARMER      38   WARM
OND-14      MEAN      31.7      30.7      1.0       WARMER     NEAR  NORM
OND-14      HDD       3033      3161      -128      WARMER      51   WARM
OND-14      CDD       0         1         -1        COOLER       1   COLD
OND-14      PRECIP    3.29      4.69     -1.40      DRIER       44   DRY
OND-14      SNW      20.1      18.6       1.5       SNOWIER    NEAR  NORM

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     OND       EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
OCT-NOV-DEC MAX       47.3      1939      7.2       WARMEST      1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC MAX       33.4      1985      -6.7      COLDEST      1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC MIN       30.0      1931      8.8       WARMEST      1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC MIN       11.6      1976      -9.6      COLDEST      1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC MEAN      38.1      1931      7.4       WARMEST      1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC MEAN      23.1      1985      -7.6      COLDEST      1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC HDD       2460      1931      -701      WARMEST      1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC HDD       3848      1985      687       COLDEST      1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC CDD       31        1922      30        WARMEST      1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC CDD       0         2014      -1        COLDEST      1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC PRECIP    9.41      1899      4.72      WETTEST      1   WET
OCT-NOV-DEC PRECIP    0.67      1952     -4.02      DRIEST       1   DRY
OCT-NOV-DEC SNW      40.5       1927      21.9      SNOWIEST     1   WET
OCT-NOV-DEC SNW       1.4       1940     -17.2      DRIEST       1   DRY

ANNUAL      DATA      YEAR   TO DATE

JAN-DEC     2014      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART               RANK
JAN-DEC-14  MAX       51.4      53.5      -2.1      COOLER      22   COLD
JAN-DEC-14  MIN       31.5      32.0      -0.5      COOLER      53   COLD
JAN-DEC-14  MEAN      41.4      42.8      -1.4      COOLER      35   COLD
JAN-DEC-14  HDD-ANN   9030      8532      498       COOLER      34   COLD
JUL-DEC-14  HDD-SEA   3194      3447      -253      WARMER      35   WARM
JAN-DEC-14  CDD       597       464       133       WARMER      43   WARM
JAN-DEC-14  PRECIP    36.72     27.73     8.99      WETTER       5   WET
JAN-DEC-14  SNOW-ANN  71.6      45.7     25.9       SNOWIER      7   WET
JUL-DEC-14  SNOW-SEA  20.1      18.6      1.5       SNOWIER    NEAR  NORM

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-DEC   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
JAN-DEC     MAX       58.2      2012      4.7       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-DEC     MAX       48.9      1897      -4.6      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-DEC     MIN       37.9      1931      5.9       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-DEC     MIN       26.9      1950      -5.1      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-DEC     MEAN      47.9      1931      5.1       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-DEC     MEAN      38.25     1950      -4.6      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-DEC     HDD-ANN   7022      1931      -1510     WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-DEC     HDD-ANN   9942      1950      1410      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUL-DEC     HDD-SEA   2607      1931      -840      WARMEST      1   WARM
JUL-DEC     HDD-SEA   4232      1985      785       COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-DEC     CDD       989       1921      525       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-DEC     CDD       192       1992      -272      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-DEC     PRECIP    41.01     1897      13.28     WETTEST      1   WET
JAN-DEC     PRECIP    14.64     1910      -13.09    DRIEST       1   DRY
JAN-DEC     SNOW-ANN  84.6      1936      38.9      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JAN-DEC     SNOW-ANN  9.2       1912      -36.5     DRIEST       1   DRY
JUL-DEC     SNOW-SEA  43.5      1940      24.9      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUL-DEC     SNOW-SEA  2         1939      -16.6     DRIEST       1   DRY

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CARLYON








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