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CLMSTC

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
515 AM CDT THU MAR 02 2016

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

CLIMATE     NORMAL    PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD    PERIOD    1894 TO 42736

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

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          36.8      26.8      10.0     WARMER    3  WARM
AVERAGE     MIN          18.4      7.2       11.2     WARMER    2  WARM
MONTH       MEAN         27.6      17.0      10.6     WARMER    3  WARM

DAILY       MAX          59 FEB-17-2017
DAILY       MIN          -5 FEB-08-2017

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        1040      1344      -304     WARMER    3  WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       5356      6448     -1092     WARMER    3  WARM

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        0.78      0.59      0.19     WETTER   48   WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL        1.32      1.24      0.08     WETTER  NEAR NORM
DAILY       MAX          0.54 FEB-20-2017

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        2.8       7.0       -6.2     DRIER    24   DRY
SEASON      TOTAL       28.9      34.2       -5.3     DRIER   NEAR NORM
DAY         MAX          2.5 FEB-28-2017
MAX         DEEP          1  FEB-08-2017

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      -4.3      1936      -21.3     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      1921      -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
MONTH       AVERAGE      9.9       9.4       0.5
PEAK WIND GUST   45 MPH NORTHWEST FEB-14-2017
FASTEST 2-MINUTE 35 MPH NORTHWEST FEB-14-2017

SUNSHINE
1 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
FEBRUARY        84        0        1.4       0.0        20      0

SUNSHINE
2 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-FEB        141        0        2.4       0.0        33      0

SUNSHINE
3 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
DJF            148       -20       2.5       -0.3       35     -5

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCEI     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                10
2=FOG DENSE    1.3        5
3=THUNDER      0.2        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         1         -1    WARMER
<=32            18        10        18        -8    COOLER
>=50                      6         1         6     WARMER
>=60                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=70                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=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         1         -1    WARMER
<= -10                    0         4         -4    WARMER
<= 0            9         2         10        -7    WARMER
<= 10                     7         17       -10    WARMER
<= 20                     13        23       -10    WARMER
<= 32           27        27       27.0       0     WARMER
>= 50                     0        0.0        0     NORMAL
>= 60                     0        0.0        0     NORMAL
>= 70                     0        0.0        0     NORMAL

PRECIP         NCEI     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  4         6         -2    DRIER
>= 0.01        6.4        4         6         -2    DRIER
>= 0.10        2.1        2         2         0     DRIER
>= 0.25                   1         1         0     WETTER
>= 0.50        0.1        1         0         1     WETTER
>= 1.00        0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL

SNOW           NCEI     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  5         5         0     NORMAL
>= 0.1         6.2        2         7         -4    DRIER
>= 1.0         2.5        1         3         -2    DRIER
>= 1.5                    1         2         -1    DRIER
>= 2.0                    1         2         -1    DRIER
>= 3.0                    0         1         -1    DRIER

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA       DECEMBER  JANUARY   FEBRUARY   (DJF)
DJF         2017        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
DJF-17      MAX          28.6      24.3      4.3      WARMER   10  WARM
DJF-17      MIN          12.9      5.4       7.5      WARMER    6  WARM
DJF-17      MEAN         20.7      14.9      5.8      WARMER  NEAR NORM
DJF-17      HDD          3982      4523      -541     WARMER    7  WARM
DJF-17      CDD           0       NONE     RECORDED   NORMAL   N/A
DJF-17      PRECIP       2.87      2.06      0.81     WETTER   27   WET
DJF-17      SNW          21.6      25.0      -3.4     DRIER    62   DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     DJF        EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART            RANK
DEC-JAN-FEB MAX          32.2      2012      7.9     WARMEST    1  WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MAX          12.2      1936     -12.1    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         2.6       1936     -12.3    COLDEST    1  COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB HDD          3721      2002      -802    WARMEST    1  WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB HDD          5659      1936      1136    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

2 MONTH     DATA        JANUARY  FEBRUARY
JAN+FEB     2017         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART           RANK
JAN+FEB     2-MONTH-MAX     30.6      24.1       6.5   WARMER     6WARM
JAN+FEB     2-MONTH-MIN     14.1       4.5       9.6   WARMER     7WARM
JAN+FEB     2-MONTH-MEAN    22.4      14.3       8.1   WARMER     6WARM
JAN+FEB     2-MONTH-HDD     2518      3001      -483   WARMER     5WARM
JAN+FEB     2-MONTH-CDD        0    NONE   RECORDED    NORMAL  N/A
JAN+FEB     2-MONTH-PCP     1.32      1.24      0.08   WETTER NEAR NORM
JAN+FEB     2-MONTH-SNW     12.8      15.6      -2.8    DRIER    54 DRY

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         24.6      1931      10.3    WARMEST    1  WARM
JAN-FEB     MEAN         -2.9      1936     -17.2    COLDEST    1  COLD
JAN-FEB     HDD-ANN      2389      1931      -612    WARMEST    1  WARM
JAN-FEB     HDD-ANN      4061      1936      1060    COLDEST    1  COLD
JAN-FEB     CDD           0        NONE    RECORDED
JAN-FEB     CDD           0        NONE    RECORDED
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      39.5      1897      23.9    SNOWIEST   1   WET
JAN-FEB     SNW-ANN      2.4       1964     -13.2     DRIEST    1   DRY

JUL-FEB     HDD-SEA      5268      2002     -1180    WARMEST    1  WARM
JUL-FEB     HDD-SEA      7730      1936      1282    COLDEST    1  COLD
JUL-FEB     SNW-SEA      73.8      1937      39.6    SNOWIEST   1   WET
JUL-FEB     SNW-SEA      9.2       1924     -25.0     DRIEST    1   DRY

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        5
COLD MAX        0
MIN TEMP        0
WARM MIN        1
PRECIP          0
SNOW            0

NEW DAILY   RECORD     EXTREME    LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT      /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE    OLD YEAR
WARM MAX    NEW->         59        FEB-17-2017     OLD->      54  1981
WARM MAX    NEW->         57        FEB-18-2017     OLD->      56  1981
WARM MAX    NEW->         58        FEB-19-2017     OLD->      56  1981
WARM LOW    NEW->         37        FEB-20-2017     OLD->      34  1930
WARM MAX    NEW->         56        FEB-21-2017     OLD->      55  1961
WARM MAX    TIE->         55        FEB-22-2017     TIES->     55  1961

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CARLYON



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