Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLMSTC

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
230 PM CDT WED APR 01 2015

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...THE ST CLOUD MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF  MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE     NORMAL    PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD    PERIOD    1893 TO 2015

            WEATHER   OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE     DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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MONTHLY       REPORT    MARCH      2015      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          43.3      39.0      4.3    WARMER      20   WARM
AVERAGE     MIN          21.5      19.8      1.7    WARMER      36   WARM
MONTH       MEAN         32.4      29.4      3.0    WARMER      26   WARM

DAILY       MAX               70    MAR-15-2015
DAILY       MIN              -16    MAR-05-2015

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        1001      1104      -103     WARMER    26   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       7259      7550      -291     WARMER   NEAR  NORM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         0         0       NORMAL    15   COLD
TOTAL       ANNUAL        0         0         0       NORMAL    15   COLD

PCP                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.38      1.55     -1.17     DRIER     12   DRY
ANNUAL      TOTAL        0.97      2.79     -1.82     DRIER      7   DRY
DAILY       MAX             0.16    MAR-29-2015

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        3.3       8.5       -5.2     DRIER     25   DRY
SNW         SEASON       30.1      42.7     -12.6     DRIER     17   DRY
DAY         MAX              2.3    MAR-03-2015
MAX         DEEP               3    MAR-04-2015

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      14.9      1899      -14.5     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
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      9.8       10.0      -0.2
PEAK WIND   GUST          47       MPH    NORTHWEST     MAR-29-2015
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE      38       MPH    NORTHWEST     MAR-29-2015

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

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
3 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JFM            240        0        4.0       0.0        56       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
3 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-MAR        240        0        4.0       0.0        57       0

WEATHER               ACTUAL
TYPE        NCDC      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           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           7.2        5         7         -2    WARMER
>=50                      12        6         6     WARMER
>=60                      5         2         3     WARMER
>=70                      1         0         1     WARMER
>=80                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=90           0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          27.0       26        27        -1    WARMER
<= 20                     9         14        -5    WARMER
<= 10                     6         7         -1    WARMER
<= 0           2.4        3         3         1     COOLER
<= -10                    1         1         0     NORMAL
>= 50                     0         0         0     NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  1         4         -3    DRIER
>= 0.01        8.2        6         8         -2    DRIER
>= 0.10        4.1        2         4         -2    DRIER
>= 0.25                   0         2         -2    DRIER
>= 0.50        0.9        0         1         -1    DRIER
>= 1.00        0.1        0         0         0     DRIER

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  2         3         -1    DRIER
>= 0.1         5.2        4         5         -1    DRIER
>= 1.0         2.5        1         2         -2    DRIER
>= 1.5                    1         2         -1    DRIER
>= 2.0                    1         2         -1    DRIER
>= 3.0                    0         1         -1    DRIER

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        2
COLD MAX        1
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
COLD MAX    NEW->         6         MAR-04-2015     OLD->        8   1917   2003
WARM MAX    NEW->         61        MAR-10-2015     OLD->       54   1977   2012
WARM MAX    NEW->         70        MAR-15-2015     OLD->       65   2012

2 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
2-MONTH     DATA      FEBRUARY  MARCH     (FEB MAR)
FEB MAR     2015        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
FEB-MAR     MAX          28.5      29.1      -0.6   COOLER      62   COLD
FEB-MAR     MIN          9.9       9.6       0.3    WARMER      60   COLD
FEB-MAR     MEAN         19.2      19.4      -0.2   COOLER      60   COLD
FEB-MAR     HDD          4065      4103      -38    WARMER     NEAR  NORM
FEB-MAR     CDD           0         0         0     NORMAL      N/A
FEB-MAR     PRECIP       0.97      2.79     -1.82   DRIER        7   DRY
FEB-MAR     SNOW         10.0      24.1     -14.1   DRIER       17   DRY

2-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     FEB MAR   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
FEB-MAR     MAX          43.7      2012      14.6   WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     MAX          18.6      1899     -10.5   COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     MIN          24.8      2012      15.2   WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     MIN          0.7       1965      -8.9   COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     MEAN         34.3      2012      14.9   WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     MEAN         10.3      1899      -9.1   COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     HDD          1815      2012     -2288   WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     HDD          3203      1899      -900   COLDEST      1   COLD
FEB-MAR     CDD           7        2012       7     WARMEST      1   WARM
FEB-MAR     CDD           0        2014       0     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         62.8      1965      38.7   SNOWIEST     1   WET
FEB-MAR     SNOW         0.0       1902     -24.1   DRIEST       1   DRY

2 MONTH     DATA      FEBRUARY
JAN-MAR     2015        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
JAN-MAR     MAX          30.7      32.9      -2.2   COOLER      62   COLD
JAN-MAR     MIN          10.5      13.5      -3.0   COOLER      60   COLD
JAN-MAR     MEAN         20.6      23.2      -2.7   COOLER      60   COLD
JAN-MAR     2 MONTH      2570      2448      122    COOLER      34   WARM
JUL-MAR-15  HDD-SEA      7259      7550      -291   WARMER     NEAR  NORM
JAN-MAR     CDD           0         0         0     NORMAL      15   COLD
JAN-MAR     PRECIP       0.73      2.14     -1.41   DRIER        7    DRY
JAN-MAR     2 MONTH      7.5       8.5       -1.0   DRIER       41    DRY
JUL-MAR-15  SNOW-SEA     30.1      42.7     -12.6   DRIER       17    DRY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-MAR   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX          43.7      2012      10.8   WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX          18.6      1899     -14.3   COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN          24.8      2012      11.3   WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN          0.7       1965     -12.8   COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN         34.3      2012      11.1   WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN         10.3      1899     -12.9   COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD-ANN      1815      2012      -633   WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD-ANN      3203      1899      755    COLDEST      1   COLD
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA      6020      2012     -1530   WARMEST      1   WARM
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA      8907      1936      1357   COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR CDD           7        2012       7     WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR CDD           0        2015       0     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR PRECIP       5.93      1897      3.79   WETTEST      1   WET
JAN-FEB-MAR PRECIP       0.35      1902     -1.79   DRIEST       1   DRY
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW-ANN     62.8      1965      54.3   SNOWIEST     1   WET
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW-ANN     0.0       1902      -8.5   DRIEST       1   DRY
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA     81.8      1965      39.1   SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA     6.0       1902     -36.7   DRIEST       1   DRY

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CARLYON


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