Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
10:30 AM CDT SAT APR 01 2017

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...THE ST CLOUD MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017...

CLIMATE     NORMAL       PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD       PERIOD    1894 TO 2017

            WEATHER      OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE        DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                             NORMAL
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MONTHLY         REPORT     MARCH      2017      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX             40.2      39.0      1.2    WARMER      38 WARM
AVERAGE     MIN             21.0      19.8      1.2    WARMER      42 WARM
MONTH       MEAN            30.6      29.4      1.2    WARMER      44 WARM

DAILY       MAX             65 MAR-06-2017
DAILY       MIN             -7 MAR-14-2017

HDD                        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH           1060      1104      -44      WARMER    44 WARM
TOTAL       SEASON          6416      7552     -1136     WARMER     4 WARM

CDD                        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH            0         0         0       NORMAL    17 COLD
TOTAL       ANNUAL           0         0         0       NORMAL    17 COLD

PCP                        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL           0.67      1.55     -0.88     DRIER     25 DRY
ANNUAL      TOTAL           1.99      2.79     -0.80     DRIER     36 DRY
DAILY       MAX             0.34 MAR-06-2017

SNW                        ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL           2.0       8.5       -6.5     DRIER     19 DRY
SNW         SEASON         30.9      42.7      -11.8     DRIER     47 DRY
DAY         MAX             1.8 MAR-12-2017
MAX         DEEP            2   MAR-01-2017

MARCH       EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     MARCH        EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
MARCH       MAX          55.3      1910      16.3      WARMEST      1 WARM
MARCH       MAX          23.6      1899      -15.4     COLDEST      1 COLD
MARCH       MIN          33.4      2012      13.6      WARMEST      1 WARM
MARCH       MIN          5         1965      -14.8     COLDEST      1 COLD
MARCH       MEAN         43.9      2012      14.5      WARMEST      1 WARM
MARCH       MEAN         4         1899      -25.4     COLDEST      1 COLD
MARCH       HDD          651       2012      -453      WARMEST      1 WARM
MARCH       HDD          1545      1899      441       COLDEST      1 COLD
MARCH       CDD          0         0         0         WARMEST      1 WARM
MARCH       CDD          0         0         0         COLDEST      1 COLD
MARCH       PRECIP       4.66      2009      3.11      WETTEST      1 WET
MARCH       PRECIP       0.10      1959      -1.45     DRIEST       1 DRY
MARCH       SNOW         51.7      1965      43.2      SNOWIEST     1 WET
MARCH       SNOW         0.0       2010      -8.5      DRIEST       1 DRY

WIND        MPH            ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTH       AVERAGE         9.9       10.0      -0.1
PEAK WIND GUST   56 MPH WEST MAR-07-2017
FASTEST 2-MINUTE 44 MPH WEST MAR-08-2017

SUNSHINE
1 MONTH       MIN-GAIN    MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
MARCH            99          0        1.7       0.0        23       0

SUNSHINE
2 MONTH       MIN-GAIN    MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
FEB-MAR          183         0        3.1       0.0        43       0

SUNSHINE
3 MONTH       MIN-GAIN    MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JFM              240         0        4.0       0.0        57       0

WEATHER                  ACTUAL
TYPE        NCEI         COUNT
1=FOG/MIST               0
2=FOG DENSE 1.5          0
3=THUNDER   1.0          0
4=IP/SLEET               0
5=HAIL                   0
6=FRZ RAIN               0
7=BLWG DUST              0
8=HAZE/SMK               0
9=BLWG SNW               0

TEMP            NCEI       COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM        NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0                         0         0         0     NORMAL
<=32              7          10        7         3     WARMER
>=50                         9         6         3     WARMER
>=60                         3         2         1     WARMER
>=70                         0         0         0     COOLER
>=80                         0         0         0     NORMAL
>=90              0          0        0.0        0     NORMAL

TEMP            NCEI       COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM        NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= -20                       0         0         0     NORMAL
<= -10                       0         1         -1    WARMER
<= 0              2          2         3         0     WARMER
<= 10                        8         7         1     COOLER
<= 20                        14        14        0     NORMAL
<= 32            27          24       26.0       -3    WARMER
>= 50                        0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 60                        0         0         0     COOLER
>= 70                        0         0         0     NORMAL

PRECIP          NCEI       COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A    NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                     5         4         1     WETTER
>= 0.01           8          5         8         -3    DRIER
>= 0.10           4          3         4         -1    DRIER
>= 0.25                      1         2         -1    DRIER
>= 0.50           1          0         1         -1    DRIER
>= 1.00           0          0         0         0     DRIER

SNOW            NCEI       COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A    NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                     2         3         -1    DRIER
>= 0.1            5          2         5         -3    DRIER
>= 1.0            3          1         2         -2    DRIER
>= 1.5                       1         2         -1    DRIER
>= 2.0                       0         1         -1    DRIER
>= 3.0                       0         1         -1    DRIER

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA          JANUARY   FEBRUARY   MARCH   (JFM)
JFM         2017           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
JFM-17      MAX             33.8      29.1      4.7    WARMER       8 WARM
JFM-17      MIN             16.4      9.6       6.8    WARMER       6 WARM
JFM-17      MEAN            25.1      19.4      5.7    WARMER     NEAR NORM
JFM-17      HDD             3578      4105      -527   WARMER       6 WARM
JFM-17      CDD              0         0         0     NORMAL      N/A  --
JFM-17      PRECIP          1.99      2.79     -0.80   DRIER       36 DRY
JFM-17      SNOW            14.8      24.1      -9.3   DRIER        8 DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     JFM          EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX          39.0      2012      9.9       WARMEST      1 WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX          16.7      1936      -12.4     COLDEST      1 COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN          20.2      2012      10.6      WARMEST      1 WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN          -2.9      1936      -12.5     COLDEST      1 COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN         29.7      2012      10.3      WARMEST      1 WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN         6.9       1936      -12.5     COLDEST      1 COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD          3193      2012      -912      WARMEST      1 WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD          5246      1936      1141      COLDEST      1 COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR CDD          0         0         0         WARMEST      1 WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR CDD          0         0         0         COLDEST      1 COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR PRECIP       8.68      1897      5.89      WETTEST      1 WET
JAN-FEB-MAR PRECIP       0.64      1912      -2.15     DRIEST       1 DRY
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW         69.4      1965      45.3      SNOWIEST     1 WET
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW         3.0       1902      -21.1     DRIEST       1 DRY

2 MONTH     DATA
FEB+MAR     2017           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
FEB+MAR     2-MONTH-MAX     38.5      32.9      5.6    WARMER       8 WARM
FEB+MAR     2-MONTH-MIN     19.7      13.5      6.2    WARMER       6 WARM
FEB+MAR     2-MONTH-MEAN    29.1      23.2      5.9    WARMER     NEAR NORM
FEB+MAR     2-MONTH-HDD     2100      2448      -348   WARMER       4 WARM
FEB+MAR     2-MONTH-CDD      0         0         0     NORMAL      N/A
FEB+MAR     2-MONTH-PCP     1.99      2.79     -0.80   DRIER       36 DRY
FEB+MAR     2-MONTH-SNW     4.8       8.5       -3.7   DRIER       47 DRY
JUL-MAR-17  THIS HDD-SEA    6416      7552     -1136   WARMER       4 WARM
JUL-MAR-17  THIS SNOW-SEA   30.9      42.7     -11.8   DRIER       47 DRY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    FEB+MAR      EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
FEB-MAR     MAX          43.7      2012      10.8      WARMEST      1 WARM
FEB-MAR     MAX          19.1      1899      -13.8     COLDEST      1 COLD
FEB-MAR     MIN          24.8      2012      11.3      WARMEST      1 WARM
FEB-MAR     MIN          0.7       1965      -12.8     COLDEST      1 COLD
FEB-MAR     MEAN         34.3      2012      11.1      WARMEST      1 WARM
FEB-MAR     MEAN         10.3      1899      -12.9     COLDEST      1 COLD
FEB-MAR     HDD-ANN      1815      2012      -633      WARMEST      1 WARM
FEB-MAR     HDD-ANN      3203      1899      755       COLDEST      1 COLD
FEB-MAR     CDD          7         2012      7         WARMEST      1 WARM
FEB-MAR     CDD          0         2014      NORMAL    COLDEST      1 COLD
FEB-MAR     PRECIP       5.93      1897      3.14      WETTEST      1 WET
FEB-MAR     PRECIP       0.35      1902      -2.44     DRIEST       1 DRY
FEB-MAR     SNOW-ANN     62.8      1965      54.3      SNOWIEST     1 WET
FEB-MAR     SNOW-ANN     T         1902      -8.5      DRIEST       1 DRY
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA      6020      2012      -1532     WARMEST      1 WARM
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA      8907      1936      1355      COLDEST      1 COLD
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA     81.8      1965      39.1      SNOWIEST     1 WET
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA     13.6      1959      -29.1     DRIEST       1 DRY

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD       EXTREME     LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE      /AMOUNT       /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE     OLD  YEAR
NO NEW      DAILY          RECORD   EXTREMES

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CARLYON


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