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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
300 AM CDT WED MAY 01 2013

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

            CLIMATE   NORMAL    PERIOD    1971 TO 2000
            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    APRIL      2013      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          44.8      56.3     -11.5     COOLER    3  COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          27.5      32.7      -5.2     COOLER    8  COLD
MONTH       MEAN         36.2      44.5      -8.3     COOLER    2  COLD

DAILY       MAX          77 APR-28-2013
DAILY       MIN          13 APR-02-2013

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        856       617       239      COOLER    2  COLD
TOTAL       SEASON       8454      8167      287      COOLER   46  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        2.90      2.57      0.33     WETTER   37  WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL        7.31      5.36      1.95     WETTER   16  WET
DAILY       MAX          0.86 APR-18-2013

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        24.4      3.0       21.4    SNOWIER    1  WET
SEASON      TOTAL        78.5      45.7      32.8    SNOWIER    4  WET
DAILY       MAX          9.4  APR-18-2013
MAX         DEPTH         10  APR-19-2013

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         2013      -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      9.4       12.1      -2.7

PEAK WIND   GUST        40 MPH NORTH APR-11-2013
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE    31 MPH WEST  APR-30-2013

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            16
2=FOG DENSE 0.4       4
3=THUNDER   2.6       1
4=IP/SLEET            0
5=HAIL                0
6=FRZ RAIN            1
7=BLWG DUST           0
8=HAZE/SMK            7
9=BLWG SNW            0

TEMP        COUNT     NUMBER    OF DAYS
MAXIMUM     ACTUAL    AVERAGE   DEPART
<=32        2         1         1         COOLER
>=50        5         21        -16       COOLER
>=60        5         12        -7        COOLER
>=70        3         5         -2        COOLER
>=80        0         1         -1        COOLER
>=90        0         0         0         NORMAL

TEMP        COUNT     NUMBER    OF DAYS
MINIMUM     ACTUAL    AVERAGE   DEPART
<= 32       23        15        8         COOLER
<= 20       7         2         5         COOLER
<= 10       0         0         0         NORMAL
<= 0        0         0         0         NORMAL
<= -10      0         0         0         NORMAL
>= 50       1         2         -1        COOLER

PRECIP      COUNT     NUMBER    OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A ACTUAL    AVERAGE   DEPART
T (ONLY)    5         4         1         WETTER
>= 0.01     14        9         5         WETTER
>= 0.10     8         5         3         WETTER
>= 0.25     4         3         1         WETTER
>= 0.50     2         2         0         WETTER
>= 1.00     0         0         0         DRIER

SNOW        COUNT     NUMBER    OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A ACTUAL    AVERAGE   DEPART
T (ONLY)    6         2         4         SNOWIER
>= 0.1      8         2         6         SNOWIER
>= 1.0      5         1         4         SNOWIER
>= 1.5      3         1         2         SNOWIER
>= 2.0      3         1         2         SNOWIER
>= 3.0      2         0         2         SNOWIER

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        0
COLD MAX        2
MIN TEMP        1
WARM MIN        0
PRECIP          0
SNOW            3

NEW DAILY   RECORD    EXTREME     LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE   /AMOUNT       /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE    OLD YEAR
SNOW        NEW->        8.7        APR-12-2013     OLD->      7.0 1928
COLD MAX    TIE->         33        APR-13-2013     TIES->     33  1923
SNOW        NEW->        9.4        APR-18-2013     OLD->      1.5 1922
COLD MAX    TIE->         32        APR-18-2013     TIES->     32  1953 2013
LOW         NEW->         16        APR-20-2013     OLD->      20  1897
SNOW        TIE->         T         APR-18-2013     TIES->      T  1902 2000

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS

3-MONTH     DATA      FEBRUARY  MARCH     APRIL     (FMA)
FMA         2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
FMA-13      MAX       33.7      40.7      -7.0      COOLER      8  COLD
FMA-13      MIN       14.9      19.9      -5.0      COOLER     23  COLD
FMA-13      MEAN      24.3      30.3      -6.0      COOLER     16  COLD
FMA-13      HDD       3584      3065      519       COOLER     18  COLD
FMA-13      CDD       0         2         -2        COOLER      1  COLD
FMA-13      PRECIP    6.86      4.71      2.15      WETTER     11  WET
FMA-13      SNW       57.8      18.5      39.3      SNOWIER     2  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      0         0

JAN-APR     2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-APR-13  MAX       30.9      35.9      -5.0      COOLER     26  COLD
JAN-APR-13  MIN       12.1      15.4      -3.3      COOLER     42  COLD
JAN-APR-13  MEAN      21.5      25.7      -4.2      COOLER     30  COLD
JAN-APR-13  HDD-ANN   5181      4720      461       COOLER     32  COLD
JUL-APR-13  HDD-SEA   8454      8167      287       COOLER     46  COLD
JAN-APR-13  CDD       0         2         -2        COOLER      1  COLD
JAN-APR-13  PRECIP    7.31      5.36      1.95      WETTER     16  WET
JAN-APR-13  SNOW-ANN  60.3      27.1      33.2      SNOWIER     3  WET
JUL-APR-13  SNOW-SEA  78.5      45.7      32.8      SNOWIER     4  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         2013      -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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