Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
350 PM CDT SUN NOV 03 2013

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...THE ST CLOUD MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2013...

CLIMATE     NORMAL    PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD    PERIOD    1893 TO 2013

            WEATHER   OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE     DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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MONTHLY       REPORT   DECEMBER    2013   STC       AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          15.3      24.7      -9.4     COOLER    6  COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          -2.8      7.1       -9.9     COOLER   36  COLD
MONTH       MEAN         6.2       15.9      -9.7     COOLER   20  COLD

DAILY       MAX           40  DEC-27-2013
DAILY       MIN          -25  DEC-24-2013

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        1815      1522      293      COOLER    6  COLD
TOTAL       SEASON       3688      3447      241      COOLER  NEAR NORM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         0         0       NORMAL   N/A N/A
TOTAL       ANNUAL       578       464       114      WARMER   45  WARM

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        1.77      0.82      0.95     WETTER    6  WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL       28.84     27.73      1.11     WETTER   44  WET
DAILY       MAX          0.53 DEC-04-2013

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        20.4      9.4       11.0    SNOWIER    7  WET
SEASON      TOTAL        24.0      18.6      5.4     SNOWIER   28  WET
DAILY       MAX          5.0  DEC-04-2013
MAX         DEPTH         11  DEC-23-2013

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       9.06      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       T         1913      -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      7.3       9.1       -1.8
PEAK WIND   GUST          40 MPH NORTHWEST DEC-17-2013
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE      35 MPH NORTHWEST DEC-17-2013

SUNSHINE      TOTAL     TOTAL     TOTAL     TOTAL     TOTAL   TOTAL
ANNUAL       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-DEC         57       -423      7.1       -7.1      100    -100

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
DEC             6        -19       0.1       -0.3       1      -4

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
OND             6        -184      0.1       -3.1       1      -43

WEATHER               ACTUAL
TYPE        NCDC      COUNT
1=FOG/MIST            22
2=FOG DENSE 1.2       8
3=THUNDER   0.2       0
4=IP/SLEET            0
5=HAIL                0
6=FRZ RAIN            1
7=BLWG DUST           0
8=HAZE/SMK            18
9=BLWG SNW            0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           21.5       27        21        6     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          30.6       31        31        0     NORMAL
<= 20                     29        25        4     COOLER
<= 10                     29        17        12    COOLER
<= 0           9.7        18        10        8     COOLER
<= -10                    9         4         5     COOLER
>= 50                     0         0         0     NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  4         8         -4    DRIER
>= 0.01        7.6        18        8         10    WETTER
>= 0.10        2.4        6         2         4     WETTER
>= 0.25                   2         1         1     WETTER
>= 0.50        0.2        1         0         1     WETTER
>= 1.00        0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  3         6         -3    DRIER
>= 0.1         8.2        19        8         11    SNOWIER
>= 1.0         3.1        7         3         4     SNOWIER
>= 1.5                    6         2         4     SNOWIER
>= 2.0                    3         1         2     SNOWIER
>= 3.0                    1         1         0     NORMAL

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD    EXTREME     LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE   /AMOUNT       /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE    OLD YEAR
PRECIP      NEW->        0.53       DEC-04-2013     OLD->     0.43 1960
SNOW        NEW->        5.0        DEC-04-2013     OLD->      5.0 1926


3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS

3-MONTH     DATA      OCTOBER   NOVEMBER  DECEMBER  (OND)
OND         2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
OND-13      MAX       35.8      40.1      -4.3      COOLER     11  COLD
OND-13      MIN       17.5      21.2      -3.7      COOLER     13  COLD
OND-13      MEAN      26.6      30.7      -4.1      COOLER     13  COLD
OND-13      HDD       3510      3161      349       COOLER     13  COLD
OND-13      CDD       0         1         -1        COOLER    NEAR NORM
OND-13      PRECIP    6.64      4.69      1.95      WETTER     20  WET
OND-13      SNW       24.0      18.6      5.4       SNOWIER    17  WET

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         2012      -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     2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-DEC-13  MAX       51.0      53.5      -2.5      COOLER     16  COLD
JAN-DEC-13  MIN       30.5      32.0      -1.5      COOLER     30  COLD
JAN-DEC-13  MEAN      40.7      42.8      -2.1      COOLER     21  COLD
JAN-DEC-13  HDD-ANN   9287      8532      755       COOLER     51  WARM
JUL-DEC-13  HDD-SEA   3688      3447      241       COOLER    NEAR NORM
JAN-DEC-13  CDD       578       464       114       WARMER     45  WARM
JAN-DEC-13  PRECIP    28.84     27.73     1.11      WETTER     44  WET
JAN-DEC-13  SNOW-ANN  84.3      45.7      38.6      SNOWIER     2  WET
JUL-DEC-13  SNOW-SEA  24.0      18.6      5.4       SNOWIER    28  WET

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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