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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
1255 PM CDT TUE SEP 10 2013

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...ST CLOUD MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2013...

            CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
            CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD    1891 TO 2013

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEARS
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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MONTHLY       REPORT    AUGUST     2013      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          83.2      79.6      3.6      WARMER   19  WARM
AVERAGE     MIN          56.1      56.0      0.1      WARMER  NEAR NORM
MONTH       MEAN         69.7      67.8      1.9      WARMER   36  WARM

DAILY       MAX           95        AUG-26-2013
DAILY       MIN           45        AUG-04-2013

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         23        41       -18      WARMER   43  WARM
TOTAL       SEASON        49        58        -9      WARMER  NEAR NORM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        177       127        50      WARMER   34  WARM
TOTAL       ANNUAL       504       429        75      WARMER  NEAR NORM

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.85      3.79     -2.94     DRIER     6  DRY
ANNUAL      TOTAL       20.33     19.58      0.75     WETTER  NEAR NORM
DAILY       MAX          0.31       AUG-05-2013

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-01-2013
MAX         DEPTH         0         AUG-01-2013

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      5.8       9.5       -3.7
PEAK WIND   GUST          47       MPH    WEST          AUG-31-2013
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE      36       MPH    WEST          AUG-31-2013

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-AUG         57       -144      7.0       -2.4       99     -34

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
AUG             0        -87       0.0       -1.5       0      -21

SUNSHINE
SEASON       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JJA             17       -144      0.3       -2.4       4      -34

WEATHER               ACTUAL
TYPE        NCDC      COUNT
1=FOG/MIST            17
2=FOG DENSE 0.5       2
3=THUNDER   6.4       4
4=IP/SLEET            0
5=HAIL                0
6=FRZ RAIN            0
7=BLWG DUST           0
8=HAZE/SMK            3
9=BLWG SNW            0

TEMP        COUNT     NUMBER    OF DAYS
MAXIMUM     ACTUAL    AVERAGE   DEPART
<=32        0         0         0         NORMAL
>=50        31        31        0         NORMAL
>=60        31        31        0         NORMAL
>=70        31        29        2         WARMER
>=80        21        16        5         WARMER
>=90        7         2         5         WARMER

TEMP        COUNT     NUMBER    OF DAYS
MINIMUM     ACTUAL    AVERAGE   DEPART
<= 32       0         0         0         NORMAL
<= 20       0         0         0         NORMAL
<= 10       0         0         0         NORMAL
<= 0        0         0         0         NORMAL
<= -10      0         0         0         NORMAL
>= 50       23        26        -3        COOLER

PRECIP      COUNT     NUMBER    OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A ACTUAL    AVERAGE   DEPART
T (ONLY)    1         2         -1        DRIER
>= 0.01     5         9         -4        DRIER
>= 0.10     4         6         -2        DRIER
>= 0.25     1         4         -3        DRIER
>= 0.50     0         3         -3        DRIER
>= 1.00     0         1         -1        DRIER

SNOW        COUNT     NUMBER    OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A ACTUAL    AVERAGE   DEPART
T (ONLY)    0         0         0         NORMAL
>= 0.1      0         0         0         NORMAL
>= 1.0      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        2
COLD MAX        0
MIN TEMP        0
WARM MIN        2
PRECIP          0
SNOW            0

NEW DAILY   RECORD    EXTREME     LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE   /AMOUNT       /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE    OLD YEAR
WARM LOW    NEW->         72        AUG-24-2013     OLD->      68  1948
MAX         NEW->         94        AUG-25-2013     OLD->      93  1921 1937
WARM LOW    NEW->         74        AUG-25-2013     OLD->      72  1937
MAX         NEW->         95        AUG-26-2013     OLD->      93  1948 2003




3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS

3-MONTH     DATA      JUNE      JULY      AUGUST    (JJA)
JJA         2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JJA-13      MAX       80.3      79.8      0.5       WARMER    NEAR NORM
JJA-13      MIN       56.8      56.0      0.8       WARMER    NEAR NORM
JJA-13      MEAN      68.5      67.9      0.6       WARMER    NEAR NORM
JJA-13      HDD       136       136       0         NORMAL     47  COLD
JJA-13      CDD       493       404       89        WARMER     49  NORM
JJA-13      PRECIP    8.04      11.27     -3.23     DRIER      22  DRY
JJA-13      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

ANNUAL      DATA      YEAR   TO DATE      0

JAN-AUG     2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-AUG-13  MAX       53.7      56.5      -2.8      COOLER     27  COLD
JAN-AUG-13  MIN       32.8      34.2      -1.4      COOLER     44  COLD
JAN-AUG-13  MEAN      43.3      45.4      -2.1      COOLER     37  COLD
JAN-AUG-13  HDD-ANN   5648      5143      505       COOLER     34  COLD
JUL-AUG-13  HDD-SEA   49        58        -9        WARMER    NEAR NORM
JAN-AUG-13  CDD       504       1921      75        WARMER    NEAR NORM
JAN-AUG-13  PRECIP    20.33     19.58     0.75      WETTER    NEAR NORM
JAN-AUG-13  SNOW-ANN  60.3      27.1      33.2      SNOWIER     3  WET
JUL-AUG-13  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        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      51.2      2012      5.8       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-AUG     MEAN      39.4      1979      -6.0      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-AUG     HDD-ANN   3950      2012      -1193     WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-AUG     HDD-ANN   6401      1979      1258      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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