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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
630 AM CDT MON SEP 04 2017

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...THE ST CLOUD MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2017...

CLIMATE     NORMAL    PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD    PERIOD    1894 TO 2017

            WEATHER   OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE     DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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MONTHLY       REPORT    AUGUST     2017      STC    AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          75.2      79.6      -4.4     COOLER    7  COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          54.0      56.0      -2.0     COOLER   16  COLD
MONTH       MEAN         64.6      67.8      -3.2     COOLER   10  COLD

DAILY       MAX           86        AUG-01-2017
DAILY       MIN           47        AUG-23-2017

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         36        41        -5    WARMER    NEAR NORM
TOTAL       SEASON        40        58       -18    WARMER     57  WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         31       127       -96    COOLER      1  COLD
TOTAL       ANNUAL       290       429       -139   COOLER     12  COLD

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        5.27      3.79      1.48   WETTER     26  WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL       20.93     19.58      1.35   WETTER    NEAR NORM
DAILY       MAX          1.40       AUG-03-2017

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-01-2017
MAX         DEPTH         0         AUG-01-2017

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       31        2017      -96       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
MONTHLY       AVERAGE      5.9       12.1      -6.2
PEAK GUST     31 MPH      NORTH AUG-03-2017
FASTEST 2-MIN 24 MPH       WEST AUG-22-2017

SUNSHINE    (POSSIBLE)
1 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
AUGUST          0        -87       0.0       -1.5       0      -21

SUNSHINE    (POSSIBLE)
3 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JJA             17       -144      0.3       -2.4       4      -34

SUNSHINE    (POSSIBLE)
8 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-AUG        417       -144      7.0       -2.4       98     -34

WEATHER               ACTUAL
TYPE        NCEI      COUNT
1=FOG/MIST            22
2=FOG DENSE    0.5    5
3=THUNDER      6.4    4
4=IP/SLEET            0
5=HAIL                0
6=FRZ RAIN            0
7=BLWG DUST           0
8=HAZE/SMK            0
9=BLWG SNW            0

TEMP           NCEI     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0                      0         0         0     NORMAL
<=32            0         0         0         0     NORMAL
>=50                      31        31        0     NORMAL
>=60                      31        31        0     WARMER
>=70                      27        29        -2    COOLER
>=80                      6         16       -10    COOLER
>=90           2.1        0         2         -2    COOLER

TEMP           NCEI     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         0         0     NORMAL
<= 20                     0         0         0     NORMAL
<= 32           0         0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 50                     28        26        2     WARMER
>= 60                     4         10        -6    COOLER
>= 70                     0         1         -1    COOLER

PRECIP         NCEI     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  4         2         2     WETTER
>= 0.01        9.3        12        9         3     WETTER
>= 0.10        5.8        8         6         2     WETTER
>= 0.25                   6         4         2     WETTER
>= 0.50        2.5        5         3         3     WETTER
>= 1.00        1.1        2         1         1     WETTER

SNOW           NCEI     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 0.1         0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 1.0         0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 1.5                    0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 2.0                    0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 3.0                    0         0         0     NORMAL

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA      JUNE      JULY      AUGUST    (JJA)
JJA         2017      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JJA-17      MAX       78.9      79.8      -0.9      COOLER     43  COLD
JJA-17      MIN       55.0      56.0      -1.0      COOLER     30  COLD
JJA-17      MEAN      67.0      67.9      -0.9      COOLER     37  COLD
JJA-17      HDD       81        136       -55       WARMER     37  WARM
JJA-17      CDD       287       404       -117      COOLER     16  COLD
JJA-17      PRECIP    11.23     11.27     -0.04     DRIER     NEAR NORM
JJA-17      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       86.3      1988      6.5       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

8 MONTH     DATA
JAN-AUG     2017      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-AUG-17  MAX       57.6      56.5      1.1       WARMER     24  WARM
JAN-AUG-17  MIN       36.7      34.2      2.5       WARMER      9  WARM
JAN-AUG-17  MEAN      47.2      45.4      1.8       WARMER     14  WARM
JAN-AUG-17  HDD-ANN   4529      5145      -616      WARMER      7  WARM
JUL+AUG HDD 2-MONTH   40        58        -18       WARMER     57  WARM
JAN-AUG-17  CDD       290       1921      -139      COOLER     12  COLD
JAN-AUG-17  PRECIP    20.93     19.58     1.35      WETTER    NEAR NORM
JAN-AUG-17  SNOW-ANN  15.8      27.1      -11.3     DRIER      62  DRY
JUL-AUG-17  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       50.0      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   3948      2012      -1197     WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-AUG     HDD-ANN   6393      1979      1248      COLDEST     1  COLD
JUL+AUG HDD 2-MONTH   1         2011      -57       WARMEST     1  WARM
JUL+AUG HDD 2-MONTH   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

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        0
COLD MAX        1
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
COLD MAX    NEW->         60        AUG-03-2017     OLD->      62  1974

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CARLYON



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