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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
505 PM CDT THU MAY 01 2014

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

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          50.2      56.3      -6.1     COOLER   28  COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          31.5      32.7      -1.2     COOLER   43  COLD
MONTH       MEAN         40.8      44.5      -3.7     COOLER   25  COLD

DAILY       MAX           75 APR-20-2014
DAILY       MIN           16 APR-15-2014

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        716       617        99      COOLER   26  COLD
TOTAL       SEASON       9232      8167      1065     COOLER    9  COLD

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         2         -2      COOLER    1  COLD
TOTAL       ANNUAL        0         2         -2      COOLER    1  COLD

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        5.90      2.57      3.33     WETTER    3  WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL        9.61      5.36      4.25     WETTER    5  WET
DAILY       MAX          1.88 APR-27-2014

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        12.0      3.0       9.0     SNOWIER    4  WET
SEASON      TOTAL        75.5      45.7      29.8    SNOWIER    5  WET
DAILY       MAX           8.5 APR-16-2014
MAX         DEPTH          8  APR-17-2014

APRIL       EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     APRIL      EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART            RANK
APRIL       MAX          66.7      1987      10.4   WARMEST     1  WARM
APRIL       MAX          42.4      1950     -13.9   COLDEST     1  COLD
APRIL       MIN          42.4      1915      9.7    WARMEST     1  WARM
APRIL       MIN          25.1      1950      -7.6   COLDEST     1  COLD
APRIL       MEAN         54.6      1915      10.1   WARMEST     1  WARM
APRIL       MEAN         33.8      1950     -10.7   COLDEST     1  COLD
APRIL       HDD          322       1915      -295   WARMEST     1  WARM
APRIL       HDD          932       1950      315    COLDEST     1  COLD
APRIL       CDD           25       1990       23    WARMEST     1  WARM
APRIL       CDD           0        2014       -2    COLDEST     1  COLD
APRIL       PRECIP       8.42      2001      5.85   WETTEST     1  WET
APRIL       PRECIP       0.05      1987     -2.52   DRIEST      1  DRY
APRIL       SNW          24.4      2013      21.4   SNOWIEST    1  WET
APRIL       SNW           0        2010      -3.0   DRIEST      1  DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      10.1      12.1      -2.0
PEAK WIND   GUST          40       MPH    NORTHWEST     APR-10-2014
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE      33       MPH    NORTHWEST     APR-10-2014

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-APR         57        0        5.5       0.0        78      0

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
APR             91        0        1.5       0.0        22      0

SUNSHINE
SEASON       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
FMA            274        0        4.6       0.0        65      0

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST               13
2=FOG DENSE    0.4        3
3=THUNDER      2.6        1
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                0
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                6
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           0.6        1         1         0     NORMAL
>=50                     13        13         0     NORMAL
>=60                      9         9         0     NORMAL
>=70                      2         2         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          14.2      15        15         0     NORMAL
<= 20                     4         4         0     NORMAL
<= 10                     0         0         0     NORMAL
<= 0           0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL
<= -10                    0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 50                     0         0         0     NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  2         2         0     NORMAL
>= 0.01        9.1       14        14         0     NORMAL
>= 0.10        5.2       10        10         0     NORMAL
>= 0.25                   5         5         0     NORMAL
>= 0.50        1.7        3         3         0     NORMAL
>= 1.00        0.4        2         3         -1    DRIER

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  1         1         0     NORMAL
>= 0.1         1.8        4         4         0     NORMAL
>= 1.0         1.0        3         3         0     NORMAL
>= 1.5                    2         2         0     NORMAL
>= 2.0                    2         2         0     NORMAL
>= 3.0                    1         1         0     NORMAL

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD     EXTREME    LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE    /AMOUNT      /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE    OLD YEAR
LOW         NEW->         16        APR-15-2014     OLD->      17  1943
SNOW        NEW->        8.5        APR-16-2014     OLD->     3.0  1961
PRECIP      NEW->        1.58       APR-28-2014     OLD->     0.87 1938

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS

3-MONTH     DATA       FEBRUARY   MARCH     APRIL   (FMA)
FMA         2014        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
FMA-14      MAX          32.8      40.7      -7.9   COOLER      8  COLD
FMA-14      MIN          13.1      19.9      -6.8   COOLER      9  COLD
FMA-14      MEAN         22.9      30.3      -7.4   COOLER      7  COLD
FMA-14      HDD          3682      3065      617    COOLER     10  COLD
FMA-14      CDD           0         2         -2    COOLER    NEAR NORM
FMA-14      PRECIP       8.27      4.71      3.56   WETTER      3  WET
FMA-14      SNW         34.7      18.5      16.2    SNOWIER     8  WET

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     FMA        EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART            RANK
FEB-MAR-APR MAX          50.6      1987      9.9    WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR-APR MAX          29.5      1936     -11.2   COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR-APR MIN          28.8      2012      8.9    WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR-APR MIN          10.3      1936      -9.6   COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR-APR MEAN         38.8      2012      8.5    WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR-APR MEAN         19.9      1936     -10.4   COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR-APR HDD          2326      2012      -739   WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR-APR HDD          4015      1936      950    COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR-APR CDD           25       1990       23    WARMEST     1  WARM
FEB-MAR-APR CDD           0        2013       -2    COLDEST     1  COLD
FEB-MAR-APR PRECIP      10.69      2001      5.98   WETTEST     1  WET
FEB-MAR-APR PRECIP       0.88      1987     -3.83   DRIEST      1  DRY
FEB-MAR-APR SNW          68.9      1965      50.4   SNOWIEST    1  WET
FEB-MAR-APR SNW           T        1902     -18.5   DRIEST      1  DRY

ANNUAL      DATA      YEAR   TO DATE
JAN-APR     2014        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
JAN-APR-14  MAX          28.6      35.9      -7.3   COOLER      6  COLD
JAN-APR-14  MIN          8.1       15.4      -7.3   COOLER      6  COLD
JAN-APR-14  MEAN         18.4      25.7      -7.3   COOLER      5  COLD
JAN-APR-14  HDD-ANN      5544      4720      824    COOLER      7  COLD
JUL-APR-14  HDD-SEA      9232      8167      1065   COOLER      9  COLD
JAN-APR-14  CDD           0         2         -2    COOLER      1  COLD
JAN-APR-14  PRECIP       9.61      5.36      4.25   WETTER      5  WET
JAN-APR-14  SNOW-ANN     51.5      27.1      24.4   SNOWIER     6  WET
JUL-APR-14  SNOW-SEA     75.5      45.7      29.8   SNOWIER     5  WET

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-APR    EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART            RANK
JAN-APR     MAX          44.8      1987      8.9    WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-APR     MAX          24.5      1936     -11.4   COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-APR     MIN          24.3      2012      8.9    WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-APR     MIN          4.7       1936     -10.7   COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-APR     MEAN         34.1      2012      8.4    WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-APR     MEAN         14.6      1936     -11.1   COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-APR     HDD-ANN      3706      2012     -1014   WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-APR     HDD-ANN      6070      1936      1350   COLDEST     1  COLD
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA      6533      2012     -1634   WARMEST     1  WARM
JUL-APR     HDD-SEA      9733      1936      1566   COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-APR     CDD           25       1990       23    WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-APR     CDD           0        2014       -2    COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-APR     PRECIP      11.47      2001      6.11   WETTEST     1  WET
JAN-APR     PRECIP       1.22      1959     -4.14   DRIEST      1  DRY
JAN-APR     SNW-ANN      75.5      1965      48.4   SNOWIEST    1  WET
JAN-APR     SNW-ANN      3.0       1902     -24.1   DRIEST      1  DRY
JUL-APR     SNW-SEA      87.9      1965      42.2   SNOWIEST    1  WET
JUL-APR     SNW-SEA      6.0       1902     -39.7   DRIEST      1  DRY

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CARLYON






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