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CXUS53 KMPX 011314
CLMSTC

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
713 AM CST SAT MAR 01 2014

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...THE ST CLOUD MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF  FEBRUARY 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   FEBRUARY     2014      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX         16.4      26.8      -10.4     COOLER    6  COLD
AVERAGE     MIN         -5.5       7.2      -12.7     COOLER   10  COLD
MONTH       MEAN         5.5      17.0      -11.5     COOLER    7  COLD

DAILY       MAX               43 FEB-18-2014
DAILY       MIN              -25 FEB-11-2014

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        1659      1344      315      COOLER    8  COLD
TOTAL       SEASON       7209      6446      763      COOLER    9  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        1.17      0.59      0.58     WETTER   23  WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL        2.51      1.24      1.27     WETTER   14  WET
DAILY       MAX             0.61 FEB-20-2014

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        13.5      7.0       6.5     SNOWIER   18  WET
SEASON      TOTAL        54.3      34.2      20.1    SNOWIER    4  WET
DAY         MAX              7.6 FEB-20-2014
MAX         DEEP              25 FEB-21-2014

FEBRUARY    EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     FEBRUARY   EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART            RANK
FEBRUARY    MAX          39.5      1987      12.7    WARMEST    1  WARM
FEBRUARY    MAX          6.3       1936     -20.5    COLDEST    1  COLD
FEBRUARY    MIN          23.2      1998      16.0    WARMEST    1  WARM
FEBRUARY    MIN         -15.1      1936     -22.3    COLDEST    1  COLD
FEBRUARY    MEAN         29.6      1998      12.6    WARMEST    1  WARM
FEBRUARY    MEAN         -4.4      1936     -21.4    COLDEST    1  COLD
FEBRUARY    HDD          985       1998      -359    WARMEST    1  WARM
FEBRUARY    HDD          2006      1936      662     COLDEST    1  COLD
FEBRUARY    CDD           0       NONE     RECORDED  WARMEST    1  WARM
FEBRUARY    CDD           0       NONE     RECORDED  COLDEST    1  COLD
FEBRUARY    PRECIP       2.94      1922      2.35    WETTEST    1  WET
FEBRUARY    PRECIP       0.00      1947     -0.59     DRIEST    1  DRY
FEBRUARY    SNOW         21.6      1971      14.6    SNOWIEST   1  WET
FEBRUARY    SNOW         0.0       1921      -7.0     DRIEST    1  DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      9.3       9.4       -0.1
PEAK WIND   GUST          48       MPH    NORTHWEST     FEB-26-2014
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE      39       MPH    NORTHWEST     FEB-26-2014

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JAN-FEB         57        0        2.4       0.0        33      0

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
FEB             84        0        1.4       0.0        20      0

SUNSHINE
SEASON      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
DJF            147       -19       2.5       -0.3       34     -4

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                6
2=FOG DENSE    1.3        3
3=THUNDER      0.2        0
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                0
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                14
9=BLWG SNW                1

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           17.7       25        24        1     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          27.1       28        27        1     COOLER
<= 20                     28        22        6     COOLER
<= 10                     25        17        8     COOLER
<= 0           9.0        20        10        10    COOLER
<= -10                    11        4         7     COOLER
>= 50                     0         1         -1    COOLER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  0         6         -6    DRIER
>= 0.01        6.4        7         6         1     WETTER
>= 0.10        2.1        2         2         0     DRIER
>= 0.25                   2         1         1     WETTER
>= 0.50        0.1        1         0         1     WETTER
>= 1.00        0.0        0         0         0     DRIER

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  3         4         -1    DRIER
>= 0.1         6.2        8         7         1     SNOWIER
>= 1.0         2.5        2         3         -1    DRIER
>= 1.5                    2         2         0     NORMAL
>= 2.0                    2         2         0     NORMAL
>= 3.0                    2         1         1     SNOWIER

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD    EXTREME     LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE   /AMOUNT       /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE    OLD YEAR
SNOW        NEW->        4.3        FEB-18-2014       OLD->    3.2 1972
PRECIP      NEW->        0.44       FEB-18-2014       OLD->   0.29 1972
SNOW        NEW->        7.3        FEB-20-2014       OLD->    6.3 1953
COLD MAX    NEW->         4         FEB-25-2014       OLD->     5  1934
LOW         TIE->        -20        FEB-27-2014       TIE->    -20 1919 1962

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA      DECEMBER  JANUARY   FEBRUARY  (DJF)
DJF         2014      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
DJF-14      MAX       16.0      24.1      -8.3      COOLER      3  COLD
DJF-14      MIN       -5.1      5.4       -10.5     COOLER      3  COLD
DJF-14      MEAN      5.5       14.9      -9.4      COOLER      3  COLD
DJF-14      HDD       5336      4521      815       COOLER      3  COLD
DJF-14      CDD       0         NONE      RECORDED  NORMAL      N/A
DJF-14      PRECIP    4.28      2.06      2.22      WETTER      5  WET
DJF-14      SNW       50.7      25.0      25.7      SNOWIER     3  WET

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     DJF       EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
DEC-JAN-FEB MAX       32.2      2012      8.1       WARMEST     1  WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MAX       12.2      1936      -11.9     COLDEST     1  COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB MIN       16.2      1998      10.8      WARMEST     1  WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MIN       -7.2      1979      -12.6     COLDEST     1  COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB MEAN      23.4      2012      8.5       WARMEST     1  WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MEAN      2.4       1936      -12.5     COLDEST     1  COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB HDD       3721      2002      -800      WARMEST     1  WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB HDD       5651      1936      1130      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    5.34      1922      3.28      WETTEST     1  WET
DEC-JAN-FEB PRECIP    0.53      1902      -1.53     DRIEST      1  DRY
DEC-JAN-FEB SNW       56.0      1937      31.0      SNOWIEST    1  WET
DEC-JAN-FEB SNW       5.4       1924      -19.6     DRIEST      1  DRY

ANNUAL DATA YEAR TO DATE
JAN-FEB     2014      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-FEB-14  MAX       16.3      24.1      -7.8      COOLER     13  COLD
JAN-FEB-14  MIN       -6.2      4.5       -10.7     COOLER      6  COLD
JAN-FEB-14  MEAN      5.1       14.3      -9.2      COOLER      9  COLD
JAN-FEB-14  HDD-ANN   3521      2999      522       COOLER      9  COLD
JUL-FEB-14  HDD-SEA   7209      6446      763       COOLER      6  COLD
JAN-FEB-14  CDD       0         NONE      RECORDED  NORMAL     N/A
JAN-FEB-14  PRECIP    2.51      1.24      1.27      WETTER     14  WET
JAN-FEB-14  SNOW-ANN  30.3      15.6      14.7      SNOWIER     9  WET
JUL-FEB-14  SNOW-SEA  54.3      34.2      20.1      SNOWIER     4  WET

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-FEB   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
JAN-FEB     MAX       33.9      1931      9.8       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB     MAX       7.8       1936      -16.3     COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB     MIN       15.8      1998      11.3      WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB     MIN       -13.6     1936      -18.1     COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB     MEAN      24.5      1931      10.2      WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB     MEAN      -3.2      1936      -17.5     COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB     HDD-ANN   2389      1931      -610      WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB     HDD-ANN   4061      1936      1062      COLDEST     1  COLD
JUL-FEB     HDD-SEA   5268      2002      -1178     WARMEST     1  WARM
JUL-FEB     HDD-SEA   7722      1936      1276      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB     CDD       0         NONE      RECORDED  WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB     CDD       0         NONE      RECORDED  COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB     PRECIP    4.82      1922      3.58      WETTEST     1  WET
JAN-FEB     PRECIP    0.22      1964      -1.02     DRIEST      1  DRY
JAN-FEB     SNW-ANN   38.6      1967      23.0      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JAN-FEB     SNW-ANN   2.4       1964      -13.2     DRIEST      1  DRY
JUL-FEB     SNW-SEA   73.8      1937      39.6      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JUL-FEB     SNW-SEA   6.0       1902      -28.2     DRIEST      1  DRY

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CARLYON






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