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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
10:30 AM CDT SUN JUN 01 2014

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

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          68.1      68.8      -0.7     COOLER  NEAR NORM
AVERAGE     MIN          47.2      44.2      3.0      WARMER   28  WARM
MONTH       MEAN         57.6      56.5      1.1      WARMER   44  WARM

DAILY       MAX           87 MAY-30-2014
DAILY       MIN           33 MAY-04-2014

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        266       287       -21      WARMER   49  WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       9498      8454      1044     COOLER   10  COLD

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         44        23        21      WARMER   24  WARM
TOTAL       ANNUAL        44        25        19      WARMER   28  WARM

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        6.74      2.95      3.79     WETTER    8  WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL       16.35      8.31      8.04     WETTER    2  WET
DAILY       MAX          1.68 MAY-31-2014

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.0        T         -T     SNOWIER    1  DRY
SEASON      TOTAL        75.5      45.7      29.8    SNOWIER    6  WET
DAILY       MAX          0.0 MAY-01-2014
MAX         DEPTH         0  MAY-01-2014

MAY         EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     MAY        EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART            RANK
MAY         MAX          80.0      1934      11.2   WARMEST     1  WARM
MAY         MAX          59.6      1907      -9.2   COLDEST     1  COLD
MAY         MIN          52.4      1934      8.2    WARMEST     1  WARM
MAY         MIN          34.8      1907      -9.4   COLDEST     1  COLD
MAY         MEAN         66.2      1934      9.7    WARMEST     1  WARM
MAY         MEAN         47.2      1907      -9.3   COLDEST     1  COLD
MAY         HDD          112       1977      -175   WARMEST     1  WARM
MAY         HDD          544       1907      257    COLDEST     1  COLD
MAY         CDD          158       1934      135    WARMEST     1  WARM
MAY         CDD           0        2008      -23    COLDEST     1  COLD
MAY         PRECIP       9.68      1912      6.73   WETTEST     1  WET
MAY         PRECIP       0.20      1900     -2.75   DRIEST      1  DRY
MAY         SNOW         3.3       1938      3.3    SNOWIEST    1  WET
MAY         SNOW         0.0       2014       -T    DRIEST      1  DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      7.7       10.8      -3.1
PEAK WIND   GUST      33 MPH SOUTH     MAY-18-2014
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE  26 MPH NORTHWEST MAY-03-2014

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-MAY        400        0        6.7       0.0        95      0

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
MAY             69        0        1.2       0.0        16      0

SUNSHINE
SEASON       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
MAM            259        0        4.3       0.0        61      0

WEATHER               ACTUAL
TYPE        NCDC      COUNT
1=FOG/MIST            11
2=FOG DENSE 0.3       3
3=THUNDER   5.0       6
4=IP/SLEET            0
5=HAIL                0
6=FRZ RAIN            0
7=BLWG DUST           0
8=HAZE/SMK            7
9=BLWG SNW            0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL
>=50                      30        30        0     NORMAL
>=60                      22        22        0     NORMAL
>=70                      15        15        0     NORMAL
>=80                      6         6         0     NORMAL
>=90           0.4        0         0         0     NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          2.4        0         0         0     NORMAL
<= 20                     0         0         0     NORMAL
<= 10                     0         0         0     NORMAL
<= 0           0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL
<= -10                    0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 50                     10        0         10    WARMER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  1         1         0     NORMAL
>= 0.01        10.9       12        12        0     NORMAL
>= 0.10        6.5        10        10        0     NORMAL
>= 0.25                   6         6         0     NORMAL
>= 0.50        2.1        5         5         0     NORMAL
>= 1.00        0.5        2         5         -3    DRIER

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 0.1         0.1        0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 1.0         0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 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        0
PRECIP          1
SNOW            0

NEW DAILY   RECORD    EXTREME     LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE   /AMOUNT       /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE    OLD YEAR
PRECIP      NEW->        1.68       APR-28-2014     OLD->     1.43 1958


3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA      MARCH     APRIL     MAY       (MAM)
MAM         2014        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MAM-14      MAX          50.0      54.7      -4.7   COOLER     22  COLD
MAM-14      MIN          30.7      32.2      -1.5   COOLER     45  COLD
MAM-14      MEAN         40.3      43.5      -3.2   COOLER     25  COLD
MAM-14      HDD          2289      2008      281    COOLER     25  COLD
MAM-14      CDD           44        25        19    WARMER     28  WARM
MAM-14      PRECIP      13.84      7.07      6.77   WETTER      2  WET
MAM-14      SNW          21.2      11.5      9.7    SNOWIER    12  WET

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     MAM        EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART            RANK
MAR-APR-MAY MAX          62.6      1910      7.9    WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY MAX          45.2      1950      -9.5   COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY MIN          39.5      2012      7.3    WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY MIN          25.9      1943      -6.3   COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY MEAN         50.6      2012      7.1    WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY MEAN         35.8      1950      -7.7   COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY HDD          1345      2012      -663   WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY HDD          2673      1950      665    COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY CDD          220       1934      195    WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY CDD           0        1983      -25    COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY PRECIP      16.02      1894      8.95   WETTEST     1  WET
MAR-APR-MAY PRECIP       1.95      1926     -5.12   DRIEST      1  DRY
MAR-APR-MAY SNW          57.8      1965      46.3   SNOWIEST    1  WET
MAR-APR-MAY SNW          0.0       2010     -11.5   DRIEST      1  DRY

ANNUAL      DATA      YEAR   TO DATE

JAN-MAY     2014        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
JAN-MAY-14  MAX          36.5      42.5      -6.0   COOLER      9  COLD
JAN-MAY-14  MIN          15.9      21.1      -5.2   COOLER     12  COLD
JAN-MAY-14  MEAN         26.2      31.8      -5.6   COOLER      8  COLD
JAN-MAY-14  HDD-ANN      5810      5007      803    COOLER     10  COLD
JUL-MAY-14  HDD-SEA      9498      8454      1044   COOLER     10  COLD
JAN-MAY-14  CDD           44        25        19    WARMER     28  WARM
JAN-MAY-14  PRECIP      16.35      8.31      8.04   WETTER      2  WET
JAN-MAY-14  SNOW-ANN     51.5      27.1      24.4   SNOWIER     5  WET
JUL-MAY-14  SNOW-SEA     75.5      45.7      29.8   SNOWIER     6  WET

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-MAY    EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART            RANK
JAN-MAY     MAX          50.4      1987      7.9    WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     MAX          33.6      1979      -8.9   COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     MIN          29.2      2012      8.1    WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     MIN          13.3      1979      -7.8   COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     MEAN         39.4      2012      7.6    WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     MEAN         23.5      1979      -8.3   COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     HDD-ANN      3889      2012     -1118   WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     HDD-ANN      6227      1979      1220   COLDEST     1  COLD
JUL-MAY     HDD-SEA      6716      2012     -1738   WARMEST     1  WARM
JUL-MAY     HDD-SEA      9889      1979      1435   COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     CDD          177       1934      152    WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     CDD           0        2008      -25    COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     PRECIP      16.83      1894      8.52   WETTEST     1  WET
JAN-MAY     PRECIP       2.87      1934     -5.44   DRIEST      1  DRY
JAN-MAY     SNOW-ANN     75.5      1965      60.8   SNOWIEST    1  WET
JAN-MAY     SNOW-ANN     3.0       1902     -24.1   DRIEST      1  DRY
JUL-MAY     SNOW-SEA     87.9      1965      42.2   SNOWIEST    1  WET
JUL-MAY     SNOW-SEA     6.0       1902     -39.7   DRIEST      1  DRY

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CARLYON






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