Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLMSTC

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
600 AM CDT MON MAY 02 2016

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...THE ST CLOUD MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 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    APRIL      2016      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          54.6      56.3     -1.7      COOLER    61   COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          34.9      32.7      2.2      WARMER    29   WARM
MONTH       MEAN         44.8      44.5      0.2      WARMER    46   WARM

DAILY       MAX           80        APR-14-2016
DAILY       MIN           13        APR-09-2016

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        605       617       -12      WARMER    49   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       6873      8167     -1294     WARMER     7   WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         5         2         3       WARMER    12   WARM
TOTAL       ANNUAL        5         2         3       WARMER    13   WARM

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        1.74      2.57     -0.83     DRIER     50   DRY
ANNUAL      TOTAL        4.18      5.36     -1.18     DRIER     44   DRY
DAILY       MAX          0.85       APR-24-2016

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        1.6       3.0       -1.4     DRIER    NEAR  NORM
SEASON      TOTAL        30.3      45.7     -15.4     DRIER     36   DRY
DAILY       MAX          1.1        APR-08-2016
MAX         DEPTH         T         APR-02-2016

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        2015       -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        2012      -3.0   DRIEST       1   DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      10.2      12.1      -1.9
PEAK WIND   GUST          47       MPH    NORTHWEST     APR-02-2016
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE      38       MPH    NORTHWEST     APR-02-2016

SUNSHINE
1 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-APR        329        0        5.5       0.0        78       0

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
APR             92        0        1.5       0.0        22       0

SUNSHINE
SEASON       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
FMA            273        0        4.6       0.0        64       0

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                15
2=FOG DENSE    0.4        0
3=THUNDER      2.6        2
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                0
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                8
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0                      0         0         0     NORMAL
<=32            1         0         1         -1    COOLER
>=50                      17        20        -3    COOLER
>=60                      10        12        -2    COOLER
>=70                      5         5         1     WARMER
>=80                      1         1         0     WARMER
>=90            0         0        0.0        0     NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= -20                    0         0         0     NORMAL
<= -10                    0         0         0     NORMAL
<= 0            0         0         0         0     NORMAL
<= 10                     0         3         -3    WARMER
<= 20                     3         0         3     COOLER
<= 32          14.2       13       15.0       -1    WARMER
>= 50                     3        2.0        1     WARMER
>= 60                     0        0.1        0     COOLER
>= 70                     0        0.0        0     NORMAL

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  4         4         0     WETTER
>= 0.01        9.1        14        10        5     WETTER
>= 0.10        5.2        3         6         -2    DRIER
>= 0.25                   2         3         -1    DRIER
>= 0.50        1.7        1         2         -1    DRIER
>= 1.00        0.4        0         0         0     DRIER

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  5         2         3     SNOWIER
>= 0.1         1.8        3         2         1     SNOWIER
>= 1.0         1.0        1         1         0     NORMAL
>= 1.5                    0         1         -1    DRIER
>= 2.0                    0         1         -1    DRIER
>= 3.0                    0         0         0     NORMAL

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA       FEBRUARY   MARCH     APRIL   (FMA)
FMA         2016        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
FMA-16      MAX          44.0      40.7      3.3    WARMER      17   WARM
FMA-16      MIN          26.3      19.9      6.4    WARMER       3   WARM
FMA-16      MEAN         35.1      30.3      4.8    WARMER       5   WARM
FMA-16      HDD          2651      3065      -414   WARMER       7   WARM
FMA-16      CDD           5         2         3     WARMER      13   WARM
FMA-16      PRECIP       3.87      4.71     -0.84   DRIER      NEAR  NORM
FMA-16      SNW          11.8      18.5      -6.7   DRIER       35   DRY

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        2015       -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          0.0       1902     -18.5   DRIEST       1   DRY

4 MONTH     DATA      ACCUM
JAN-APR     2016        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-APR-15  MAX          38.5      35.9      2.6    WARMER      15   WARM
JAN-APR-15  MIN          21.2      15.4      5.8    WARMER       5   WARM
JAN-APR-15  MEAN         29.8      25.7      4.1    WARMER     NEAR  NORM
JAN-APR-15  HDD-ANN      4231      4720      -489   WARMER       2   WARM
JUL-APR-15  HDD-SEA      6873      8167     -1294   WARMER       7   WARM
JAN-APR-15  CDD           5         2         3     WARMER      13   WARM
JAN-APR-15  PRECIP       4.18      5.36     -1.18   DRIER       44   DRY
JAN-APR-15  SNOW-ANN     16.4      27.1     -10.7   DRIER       28   DRY
JUL-APR-15  SNOW-SEA     30.3      45.7     -15.4   DRIER       36   DRY

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          24.4      2012      9.0    WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-APR     MIN          4.6       1936     -10.8   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        2015       -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      14.1      1959     -31.6   DRIEST       1   DRY

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD    EXTREME     LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE   /AMOUNT       /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE     OLD  YEAR
COLD LOW    NEW->         13        APR-09-2016     OLD->       14   1960      1997


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