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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
350 PM CST TUE MAR 01 2016

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...THE ST CLOUD MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2016...

CLIMATE     NORMAL    PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD    PERIOD    1893 TO 2016

            WEATHER   OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE     DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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MONTHLY      REPORT   FEBRUARY     2016      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          30.3      26.8      3.5      WARMER    22   WARM
AVERAGE     MIN          14.3      7.2       7.1      WARMER    13   WARM
MONTH       MEAN         22.3      17.0      5.3      WARMER    15   WARM

DAILY       MAX          59 FEB-27-2016
DAILY       MIN         -14 FEB-13-2016

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        1229      1344      -158     WARMER    18   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       5451      6446     -1038     WARMER     4   WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         0         0       NORMAL    N/A
TOTAL       ANNUAL        0         0         0       NORMAL    N/A

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.63      0.59      0.04     WETTER   NEAR  NORM
ANNUAL      TOTAL        0.94      1.24     -0.30     DRIER     38    DRY
DAILY       MAX          0.33 FEB-19-2016
REC            PCP        0

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        7.2       7.0       -6.4     DRIER    NEAR  NORM
SEASON      TOTAL       25.7      34.2       -8.5     DRIER     43    DRY
DAY         MAX          2.2      FEB-11-2016
MAX         DEEP         5        FEB-12-2016
REC         SNOW         0

FEBRUARY    EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     FEBRUARY   EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART             RANK
FEBRUARY    MAX          39.5      1987      12.7    WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    MAX          6.3       1936     -20.5    COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    MIN          23.2      1998      16.0    WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    MIN         -15.1      1936     -22.3    COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    MEAN         29.6      1998      12.6    WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    MEAN         -4.4      1936     -21.4    COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    HDD          985       1998      -359    WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    HDD          2006      1936      662     COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    CDD           0       NONE     RECORDED  WARMEST     1   WARM
FEBRUARY    CDD           0       NONE     RECORDED  COLDEST     1   COLD
FEBRUARY    PRECIP       2.94      1922      2.35    WETTEST     1    WET
FEBRUARY    PRECIP       0.00      1921     -0.59     DRIEST     1    DRY
FEBRUARY    SNOW         21.6      1971      14.6    SNOWIEST    1    WET
FEBRUARY    SNOW         0.0       1921      -7.0     DRIEST     1    DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      9.8       9.4       0.4
PEAK WIND   GUST        45 MPH NORTHWEST FEB-07-2016
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE    35 MPH NORTHWEST FEB-07-2016

SUNSHINE
1 MONTH     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
FEBRUARY        82        0        1.4       0.0        19       0

SUNSHINE
2 MONTH     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JAN-FEB        138        0        2.3       0.0        33       0

SUNSHINE
3-MONTH     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
DJF            146       -21       2.4       -0.4       34      -5

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                14
2=FOG DENSE    1.3        2
3=THUNDER      0.2        0
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                0
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                9
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0                      0         1         -1    WARMER
<=32            18        16        18        -2    COOLER
>=50                      1         0         1     WARMER
>=60                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=70                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=80                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=90            0         0         0         0     NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= -20                    0         1         -1    WARMER
<= -10                    1         4         -3    WARMER
<= 0            9         4         10        -5    WARMER
<= 10                     11        23       -12    WARMER
<= 20                     19        18        1     COOLER
<= 32           27        28       27.0       1     COOLER
>= 50                     0        0.0        0     NORMAL
>= 60                     0        0.0        0     NORMAL
>= 70                     0        0.0        0     NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  8         5         3     WETTER
>= 0.01        6.4        9         7         3     WETTER
>= 0.10        2.1        1         2         -1    DRIER
>= 0.25                   1         1         0     WETTER
>= 0.50        0.1        0         0         0     DRIER
>= 1.00        0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  7         4         3     SNOWIER
>= 0.1         6.2        8         7         2     SNOWIER
>= 1.0         2.5        3         3         1     SNOWIER
>= 1.5                    2         2         0     NORMAL
>= 2.0                    2         2         0     NORMAL
>= 3.0                    0         1         -1    DRIER

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA       DECEMBER  JANUARY   FEBRUARY   (DJF)
DJF         2016        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
DJF-16      MAX          28.1      24.3      3.8      WARMER    13   WARM
DJF-16      MIN          13.7      5.4       8.3      WARMER     5   WARM
DJF-16      MEAN         20.9      14.9      6.0      WARMER     7   WARM
DJF-16      HDD          3992      4521     -2396     WARMER     7   WARM
DJF-16      CDD           0       NONE     RECORDED   NORMAL    N/A
DJF-16      PRECIP       1.96      2.06     -0.10     DRIER     54    DRY
DJF-16      SNW          20.0      25.0      -5.0     DRIER     54    DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     DJF        EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART             RANK
DEC-JAN-FEB MAX          32.2      2012      7.9     WARMEST     1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MAX          12.2      1936     -12.1    COLDEST     1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB MIN          16.2      1998      10.8    WARMEST     1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MIN          -7.2      1979     -12.6    COLDEST     1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB MEAN         23.4      2012      8.5     WARMEST     1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB MEAN         2.5       1936     -12.4    COLDEST     1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB HDD          3721      2002      -800    WARMEST     1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB HDD          5659      1936      1138    COLDEST     1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB CDD           0       NONE     RECORDED  WARMEST     1   WARM
DEC-JAN-FEB CDD           0       NONE     RECORDED  COLDEST     1   COLD
DEC-JAN-FEB PRECIP       5.34      1922      3.28    WETTEST     1    WET
DEC-JAN-FEB PRECIP       0.53      1902     -1.53     DRIEST     1    DRY
DEC-JAN-FEB SNW          56.0      1937      31.0    SNOWIEST    1    WET
DEC-JAN-FEB SNW          5.4       1924     -19.6     DRIEST     1    DRY

2 MONTH     DATA        JANUARY  FEBRUARY
JAN+FEB     2016         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
JAN+FEB     MAX             26.2      24.1       2.1   WARMER    24 WARM
JAN+FEB     MIN             10.0       4.5       5.5   WARMER    10 WARM
JAN+FEB     MEAN            18.1      14.3       3.8   WARMER    13 WARM
JAN+FEB HDD 2 MONTH         2809      2999      -190   WARMER    17 WARM
JUL-FEB-16  HDD-SEA 8 MONTH 5451      6489     -1038   WARMER     4 WARM
JAN+FEB     CDD                0    NONE   RECORDED    NORMAL    N/A
JAN+FEB     PRECIP          0.94      1.24     -0.30    DRIER    38 DRY
JAN+FEB SNW 2 MONTH         11.8      15.6      -3.8    DRIER    54 DRY
JUL-FEB-16  SNOW-SEA        25.7      34.2      -8.5    DRIER    43 DRY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-FEB    EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART             RANK
JAN-FEB     MAX          33.9      1931      9.8     WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-FEB     MAX          7.8       1936     -16.3    COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-FEB     MIN          15.8      1998      11.3    WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-FEB     MIN         -13.6      1936     -18.1    COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-FEB     MEAN         24.5      1931      10.2    WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-FEB     MEAN         -2.9      1936     -17.2    COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-FEB     HDD-ANN      2389      1931      -610    WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-FEB     HDD-ANN      4061      1936      1062    COLDEST     1   COLD
JUL-FEB     HDD-SEA      5268      2002     -1178    WARMEST     1   WARM
JUL-FEB     HDD-SEA      7730      1936      1284    COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-FEB     CDD           0        NONE    RECORDED  WARMEST     1   WARM
JAN-FEB     CDD           0        NONE    RECORDED  COLDEST     1   COLD
JAN-FEB     PRECIP       4.82      1922      3.58    WETTEST     1    WET
JAN-FEB     PRECIP       0.22      1964     -1.02     DRIEST     1    DRY
JAN-FEB     SNW-ANN      39.5      1897      23.9    SNOWIEST    1    WET
JAN-FEB     SNW-ANN      2.4       1964     -13.2     DRIEST     1    DRY
JUL-FEB     SNW-SEA      73.8      1937      39.6    SNOWIEST    1    WET
JUL-FEB     SNW-SEA      9.2       1924     -25.0     DRIEST     1    DRY

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        1
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
WARM MAX    NEW->         61        FEB-27-2016     OLD->       58   1932
MAX FEB-EXTREME->NEW->    61        FEB-27-2016     OLD->       58   1932 FEB-X

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CARLYON



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