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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
745 PM CDT TUE APR 01 2014

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

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          31.7      39.0      -7.3     COOLER   20  COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          13.3      19.8      -6.5     COOLER   28  COLD
MONTH       MEAN         22.5      29.4      -6.9     COOLER   25  COLD

DAILY       MAX               53 MAR-30-2014
DAILY       MIN              -19 MAR-03-2014

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        1307      1104      203      COOLER   26  COLD
TOTAL       SEASON       8516      7550      966      COOLER    7  COLD

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         0         0       NORMAL   25  WARM
TOTAL       ANNUAL        0         0         0       NORMAL   25  WARM

PCP                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        1.20      1.55     -0.35     DRIER    62  NORM
ANNUAL      TOTAL        3.71      2.79      0.92     WETTER   23  WET
DAILY       MAX             0.54 MAR-18-2014

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        9.2       8.5       0.7     SNOWIER   46   WET
SNW         SEASON       63.5      42.7      20.8    SNOWIER   12   WET
DAY         MAX              7.4 MAR-18-2014
MAX         DEEP              23 MAR-01-2014

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           7        2012       7      WARMEST    1  WARM
MARCH       CDD           0        2014       0      COLDEST    1  COLD
MARCH       PRECIP       4.53      1897      2.98    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      8.8       10.0      -1.2
PEAK WIND   GUST          39 MPH NORTHWEST MAR-14-2014
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE      32 MPH NORTHWEST MAR-14-2014

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JAN-MAR         57        0        4.0       0.0        57      0

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
MAR             99        0        1.7       0.0        23      0

SUNSHINE
SEASON      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JFM            240        0        4.0       0.0        56      0

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                10
2=FOG DENSE    1.5        3
3=THUNDER      1.0        0
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                1
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                14
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           7.2        17        7         10    COOLER
>=50                      1         6         -5    COOLER
>=60                      0         2         -2    COOLER
>=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          27.0       29        27        2     COOLER
<= 20                     21        14        7     COOLER
<= 10                     12        7         5     COOLER
<= 0           2.4        3         3         0     NORMAL
<= -10                    3         1         2     COOLER
>= 50                     0         0         0     NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  0         4         -4    DRIER
>= 0.01        8.2        5         9         -4    DRIER
>= 0.10        4.1        3         4         -1    DRIER
>= 0.25                   2         2         0     DRIER
>= 0.50        0.9        1         1         0     WETTER
>= 1.00        0.1        0         0         0     DRIER

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  6         3         3     SNOWIER
>= 0.1         5.2        4         5         -1    DRIER
>= 1.0         2.5        2         2         0     NORMAL
>= 1.5                    1         2         -1    DRIER
>= 2.0                    1         1         0     NORMAL
>= 3.0                    1         1         0     NORMAL

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        0
COLD MAX        2
MIN TEMP        1
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    TIE->         0         MAR-01-2014     TIE->       0  1943  1962
COLD MAX    NEW->         3         MAR-02-2014     OLD->       5  1943
LOW         NEW->       -19         MAR-03-2014     OLD->     -16  1971

2 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
2-MONTH     DATA      FEBRUARY  MARCH     (FEB MAR)
FEB MAR     2014        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
FEB-MAR     MAX          24.1      32.9      -8.8   COOLER      5  COLD
FEB-MAR     MIN          3.9       13.5      -9.6   COOLER      7  COLD
FEB-MAR     MEAN         14.0      23.2      -9.2   COOLER      5  COLD
FEB-MAR     HDD          2966      2448      518    COOLER      5  COLD
FEB-MAR     CDD           0         0         0     NORMAL     N/A
FEB-MAR     PRECIP       2.37      2.14      0.23   WETTER     41  WET
FEB-MAR     SNOW         22.7      15.5      7.2    SNOWIER    26  WET

2-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     FEB MAR   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
FEB-MAR     MAX          47.1      1878      14.2   WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR     MAX          19.3      1875     -13.6   COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR     MIN          29.9      2012      16.4   WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR     MIN          -0.8      1875     -14.3   COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR     MEAN         38.2      1878      15.0   WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR     MEAN         9.3       1875     -13.9   COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR     HDD          1548      1878      -900   WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR     HDD          3241      1875      793    COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR     CDD           7        2012       7     WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR     CDD           0        2014       0     COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR     PRECIP       6.34      1965      4.20   WETTEST     1  WET
FEB-MAR     PRECIP       0.50      1883     -1.64   DRIEST      1  DRY
FEB-MAR     SNOW         48.8      1965      33.3   SNOWIEST    1  WET
FEB-MAR     SNOW         3.0       1968     -12.5   DRIEST      1  DRY

ANNUAL      DATA
JAN-FEB     2014        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
JFM-14      MAX          16.3      24.1      -7.8   COOLER      8  COLD
JFM-14      MIN          -6.2      4.5      -10.7   COOLER      6  COLD
JFM-14      MEAN         5.1       14.3      -9.2   COOLER      6  COLD
JFM-14      HDD-ANN      3521      2999      522    COOLER      5  COLD
JUL-MAR-14  HDD-SEA      7209      6446      763    COOLER      7  COLD
JFM-14      CDD           0         0         0     NORMAL     25  WARM
JFM-14      PRECIP       2.51      1.24      1.27   WETTER     23   WET
JFM-14      SNOW-ANN     30.3      15.6      14.7   SNOWIER    11   WET
JUL-MAR-14  SNOW-SEA     54.3      34.2      20.1   SNOWIER    12   WET

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-FEB   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX          43.7      2012      19.6   WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MAX          18.6      1899      -5.5   COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN          24.8      2012      20.3   WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MIN          0.7       1965      -3.8   COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN         34.3      2012      20.0   WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR MEAN         10.9      1936      -3.4   COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD-ANN      1815      2012     -1184   WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD-ANN      3203      1899      204    COLDEST     1  COLD
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA      6020      2012      -426   WARMEST     1  WARM
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA      8907      1936      2461   COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR CDD           7        2012       7     WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR CDD           0        2014       0     COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR PRECIP       5.93      1897      4.69   WETTEST     1  WET
JAN-FEB-MAR PRECIP       0.35      1902     -0.89   DRIEST      1  DRY
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW-ANN     62.8      1965      47.2   SNOWIEST    1  WET
JAN-FEB-MAR SNOW-ANN     0.0       1902     -15.6   DRIEST      1  DRY
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA     81.8      1965      47.6   SNOWIEST    1  WET
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA     13.6      1959     -20.6   DRIEST      1  DRY

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CARLYON






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