Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLMSTC

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
150 PM CDT TUE SEP 01 2015

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...THE ST CLOUD MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 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    AUGUST     2015   STC       AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          78.0      79.6      -1.6     COOLER    31   COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          56.2      56.0      0.2      WARMER   NEAR  NORM
MONTH       MEAN         67.1      67.8      -0.7     COOLER    37   COLD

DAILY       MAX           91 AUG-14-2015
DAILY       MIN           42 AUG-26-2015

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         40        41        -1      WARMER   NEAR  NORM
TOTAL       SEASON        52        58        -6      WARMER   NEAR  NORM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        112       127       -15      COOLER    37   COLD
TOTAL       ANNUAL       386       429       -43      COOLER    38   COLD

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        3.10      3.79     -0.69     DRIER     53   DRY
ANNUAL      TOTAL       23.61     19.58      4.03     WETTER    29   WET
DAILY       MAX          0.84 AUG-06-2015

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.0       0.0       0.0      NORMAL     N/A
SEASON      TOTAL        0.0       0.0       0.0      NORMAL     N/A
DAILY       MAX          0.0  AUG-01-2015
MAX         DEPTH         0   AUG-01-2015

AUGUST      EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     AUGUST    EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
AUGUST      MAX       88.7      1900      9.1       WARMEST      1   WARM
AUGUST      MAX       73.2      1897      -6.4      COLDEST      1   COLD
AUGUST      MIN       65.5      1900      9.5       WARMEST      1   WARM
AUGUST      MIN       50.5      1950      -5.5      COLDEST      1   COLD
AUGUST      MEAN      77.1      1900      9.3       WARMEST      1   WARM
AUGUST      MEAN      62.3      2004      -5.5      COLDEST      1   COLD
AUGUST      HDD       0         1983      -41       WARMEST      1   WARM
AUGUST      HDD       121       2004      80        COLDEST      1   COLD
AUGUST      CDD       384       1900      257       WARMEST      1   WARM
AUGUST      CDD       44        1977      -83       COLDEST      1   COLD
AUGUST      PCP       9.28      1900      5.49      WETTEST      1   WET
AUGUST      PCP       0.42      1933      -3.37     DRIEST       1   DRY
AUGUST      SNOW      0.0       NONE      RECORDED  SNOWIEST     1   WET
AUGUST      SNOW      0.0       NONE      RECORDED  DRIEST       1   DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      7.7       9.5       -1.8
PEAK WIND GUST       39 MPH NORTHWEST AUG-23-2015
DAILY FAST 2-MINUTE  31 MPH NORTHWEST AUG-24-2015

SUNSHINE     MINUTES   MINUTES    HOURS     HOURS    PERCENT  PERCENT
1 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
AUGUST          0        -87       0.0       -1.5       0       -21

SUNSHINE     MINUTES   MINUTES    HOURS     HOURS    PERCENT  PERCENT
3-MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JJA             17       -144      0.3       -2.4       4       -34

SUNSHINE     MINUTES   MINUTES    HOURS     HOURS    PERCENT  PERCENT
8 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-AUG        417       -144      7.0       -2.4       99      -34

WEATHER               ACTUAL
TYPE        NCDC      COUNT
1=FOG/MIST            0
2=FOG DENSE 0.5       0
3=THUNDER   6.4       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           0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL
>=50                      31        31        0     NORMAL
>=60                      31        31        0     NORMAL
>=70                      27        29        -2    COOLER
>=80                      16        16        0     NORMAL
>=90           2.1        1         2         -1    COOLER

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          0.0        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                     27        0         27    WARMER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  1         2         -1    DRIER
>= 0.01        9.3        1         9         -8    DRIER
>= 0.10        5.8        10        6         4     WETTER
>= 0.25                   5         4         1     WETTER
>= 0.50        2.5        4         3         2     WETTER
>= 1.00        1.1        3         1         2     WETTER

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD    EXTREME     LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE   /AMOUNT       /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE     OLD  YEAR
NO NEW      DAILY       RECORD   EXTREMES

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS

3-MONTH     DATA      JUNE      JULY      AUGUST    (JJA)
JJA         2015      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART                 RANK
JJA-15      MAX       79.3      79.8      -0.5      COOLER      52   COLD
JJA-15      MIN       56.7      56.0      0.7       WARMER     NEAR  NORM
JJA-15      MEAN      68.0      67.9      0.1       WARMER     NEAR  NORM
JJA-15      HDD       80        136       -56       WARMER      33   WARM
JJA-15      CDD       381       404       -23       COOLER      47   COLD
JJA-15      PRECIP    14.94     11.27     3.67      WETTER      21   WET
JJA-15      SNW       0.0       NONE      RECORDED  NORMAL      N/A

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     JJA       EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
JUN-JUL-AUG MAX       86.6      1921      6.8       WARMEST      1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG MAX       74.6      1897      -5.2      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG MIN       62.0      1894      6.0       WARMEST      1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG MIN       50.6      1992      -5.4      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG MEAN      73.7      1921      5.8       WARMEST      1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG MEAN      62.7      1992      -5.2      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG HDD       23        1900      -113      WARMEST      1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG HDD       326       1992      190       COLDEST      1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG CDD       852       1921      448       WARMEST      1   WARM
JUN-JUL-AUG CDD       141       1992      -263      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUN-JUL-AUG PRECIP    22.06     1897      10.79     WETTEST      1   WET
JUN-JUL-AUG PRECIP    3.51      1950      -7.76     DRIEST       1   DRY
JUN-JUL-AUG SNW       0.0       NONE      RECORDED  SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUN-JUL-AUG SNW       0.0       NONE      RECORDED  DRIEST       1   DRY

8 MONTH     DATA      ACCUM

JAN-AUG     2015      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART                 RANK
JAN-AUG-14  MAX       56.0      56.5      -0.5      COOLER     NEAR  NORM
JAN-AUG-14  MIN       34.8      34.2      0.6       WARMER      34   WARM
JAN-AUG-14  MEAN      45.4      45.4      0.0       NORMAL     NEAR  NORM
JAN-AUG-14  HDD-ANN   5001      5143      -142      WARMER      31   WARM
JUL+AUG HDD 2-MONTH   52        58        -6        WARMER     NEAR  NORM
JAN-AUG-14  CDD       386       1921      -43       COOLER      38   COLD
JAN-AUG-14  PRECIP    23.61     19.58     4.03      WETTER      29   WET
JAN-AUG-14  SNOW-ANN  11.0      27.1      -16.1     DRIER        9   DRY
JUL-AUG-14  SNOW-SEA  0.0       NONE      RECORDED

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-AUG   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
JAN-AUG     MAX       62.3      2012      5.8       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-AUG     MAX       50.0      1979      -6.5      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-AUG     MIN       40.2      2012      6.0       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-AUG     MIN       28.1      1950      -6.1      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-AUG     MEAN      51.3      2012      5.9       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-AUG     MEAN      39.4      1979      -6.0      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-AUG     HDD-ANN   3948      2012      -1195     WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-AUG     HDD-ANN   6393      1979      1250      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUL-AUG     HDD-SEA   1         2011      -57       WARMEST      1   WARM
JUL-AUG     HDD-SEA   193       1992      135       COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-AUG     CDD       933       1921      -988      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-AUG     CDD       183       1992      -1738     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-AUG     PRECIP    34.26     1897      14.68     WETTEST      1   WET
JAN-AUG     PRECIP    9.90      1934      -9.68     DRIEST       1   DRY
JAN-AUG     SNOW-ANN  75.5      1965      48.4      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JAN-AUG     SNOW-ANN  3.0       1902      -24.1     DRIEST       1   DRY
JUL-AUG     SNOW-SEA  0         NONE      RECORDED  SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUL-AUG     SNOW-SEA  0         NONE      RECORDED  DRIEST       1   DRY

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CARLYON


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