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CLIMATE REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN 1030 AM CDT
SAT JAN 02 2016

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...THE ST CLOUD MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER 2015...

CLIMATE     NORMAL    PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD    PERIOD    1893 TO 2015

            WEATHER   OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE     DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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MONTHLY       REPORT   DECEMBER    2015   STC       AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          32.0      24.7      7.3      WARMER   13  WARM
AVERAGE     MIN          21.0      7.1       13.9     WARMER    2  WARM
MONTH       MEAN         26.5      15.9      10.6     WARMER    4  WARM

DAILY       MAX           46        DEC-10-2015
DAILY       MIN           0         DEC-28-2015

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        1183      1522      -339     WARMER    4  WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       2642      3447      -805     WARMER    2  WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         0         0       NORMAL   N/A N/A
TOTAL       ANNUAL       492       464        28      WARMER  NEAR NORM

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        1.02      0.82      0.20     WETTER   30  WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL       33.11     27.73      5.38     WETTER   20  WET
DAILY       MAX          0.26  DEC-26-2015

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        8.2       9.4       -1.2     DRIER   NEAR NORM
SEASON      TOTAL       13.9      18.6       -4.7     DRIER    17  DRY
DAILY       MAX          4.3 DEC-26-2015
MAX         DEPTH         6  DEC-01-2015

DECEMBER    EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     DECEMBER  EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
DECEMBER    MAX       37.8      1939      13.1      WARMEST     1  WARM
DECEMBER    MAX       9.1       1983     -15.6      COLDEST     1  COLD
DECEMBER    MIN       21.1      1931      14.0      WARMEST     1  WARM
DECEMBER    MIN       -9.9      1983     -17.0      COLDEST     1  COLD
DECEMBER    MEAN      28.6      1913      12.7      WARMEST     1  WARM
DECEMBER    MEAN      -0.4      1983     -16.3      COLDEST     1  COLD
DECEMBER    HDD       1123      1913     -399       WARMEST     1  WARM
DECEMBER    HDD       2017      1983      495       COLDEST     1  COLD
DECEMBER    CDD       0         NONE      RECORDED  WARMEST     1  WARM
DECEMBER    CDD       0         NONE      RECORDED  COLDEST     1  COLD
DECEMBER    PCP       2.45      2010      1.63      WETTEST     1  WET
DECEMBER    PCP       0.00      1913     -0.82      DRIEST      1  DRY
DECEMBER    SNOW      25.5      1927      16.1      SNOWIEST    1  WET
DECEMBER    SNOW      T         1913      -9.4      DRIEST      1  DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      8.4       9.1       -0.7
PEAK WIND   GUST     35 MPH WEST      DEC-10-2015
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE 28 MPH NORTHWEST DEC-10-2015

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
1 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
DECEMBER        6        -19       0.1       -0.3       1      -4

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
3 MOUTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
OND             6        -184      0.1       -3.1       1      -43

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
12 MONTH     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-DEC        423       -423      7.1       -7.1      100    -100

WEATHER               ACTUAL
TYPE        NCDC      COUNT
1=FOG/MIST            21
2=FOG DENSE 1.2       3
3=THUNDER   0.2       0
4=IP/SLEET            0
5=HAIL                0
6=FRZ RAIN            0
7=BLWG DUST           0
8=HAZE/SMK            2
9=BLWG SNW            0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           21.5       14        20        -8    WARMER
>=50                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=60                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=70                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=80                      0         0         0     NORMAL
>=90           0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          30.6       26        31        -5    WARMER
<= 20                     14        25       -11    WARMER
<= 10                     6         17       -11    WARMER
<= 0           9.7        1         9         -9    WARMER
<= -10                    0         4         -4    WARMER
>= 50                     0         1         -1    COOLER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  5         8         -3    DRIER
>= 0.01        7.6        7         8         -1    DRIER
>= 0.10        2.4        5         2         3     WETTER
>= 0.25                   1         1         0     WETTER
>= 0.50        0.2        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)                  0         6         -6    DRIER
>= 0.1         8.2        6         8         -2    DRIER
>= 1.0         3.1        4         3         1     SNOWIER
>= 1.5                    3         2         1     SNOWIER
>= 2.0                    2         2         0     NORMAL
>= 3.0                    1         1         0     NORMAL

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        0
COLD MAX        0
MIN TEMP        0
WARM MIN        4
PRECIP          0
SNOW            0

NEW DAILY   RECORD    EXTREME     LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE   /AMOUNT       /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE    OLD YEAR
WARM LOW    NEW->         34        DEC-05-2015     OLD->      30  1939 2001
WARM LOW    NEW->         36        DEC-10-2015     OLD->      33  1894
WARM LOW    NEW->         34        DEC-11-2015     OLD->      33  1894
WARM LOW    NEW->         35        DEC-12-2015     OLD->      34  1928 2014

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS

3-MONTH     DATA      OCTOBER   NOVEMBER  DECEMBER  (OND)
OND         2015      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
OND-15      MAX       46.1      40.1      6.0       WARMER      8  WARM
OND-15      MIN       29.4      21.2      8.2       WARMER      2  WARM
OND-15      MEAN      37.7      30.7      7.0       WARMER      2  WARM
OND-15      HDD       2484      3161      -677      WARMER      2  WARM
OND-15      CDD       0         1         -1        COOLER      1  COLD
OND-15      PRECIP    7.26      4.69      2.57      WETTER     15  WET
OND-15      SNW       13.9      18.6      -4.7      DRIER      61  DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     OND       EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
OCT-NOV-DEC MAX       47.3      1939      7.2       WARMEST     1  WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC MAX       33.4      1985     -6.7       COLDEST     1  COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC MIN       30.0      1931      8.8       WARMEST     1  WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC MIN       11.6      1976     -9.6       COLDEST     1  COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC MEAN      38.1      1931      7.4       WARMEST     1  WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC MEAN      23.1      1985     -7.6       COLDEST     1  COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC HDD       2460      1931     -701       WARMEST     1  WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC HDD       3848      1985      687       COLDEST     1  COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC CDD       31        1922      30        WARMEST     1  WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC CDD       0         2015      -1        COLDEST     1  COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC PRECIP    9.41      1899      4.72      WETTEST     1  WET
OCT-NOV-DEC PRECIP    0.67      1952     -4.02      DRIEST      1  DRY
OCT-NOV-DEC SNW       43.5      1940      24.9      SNOWIEST    1  WET
OCT-NOV-DEC SNW       2.0       1939     -16.6      DRIEST      1  DRY

12 MONTH    DATA      ACCUM

JAN-DEC     2015      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-DEC-15  MAX       55.2      53.5      1.7       WARMER     18  WARM
JAN-DEC-15  MIN       35.0      32.0      3.0       WARMER      7  WARM
JAN-DEC-15  MEAN      45.1      42.8      2.3       WARMER      8  WARM
JAN-DEC-15  HDD-ANN   7591      8532      -941      WARMER      6  WARM
JUL-DEC-15  HDD-SEA   2642      3447      -805      WARMER      2  WARM
JAN-DEC-15  CDD       492       464       28        WARMER    NEAR NORM
JAN-DEC-15  PRECIP    33.11     27.73     5.38      WETTER     20  WET
JAN-DEC-15  SNOW-ANN  24.9      45.7     -20.8      DRIER      17  DRY
JUL-DEC-15  SNOW-SEA  13.9      18.6      -4.7      DRIER      61  DRY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-DEC   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
JAN-DEC     MAX       58.2      2012      4.7       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-DEC     MAX       48.9      1897     -4.6       COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-DEC     MIN       37.9      1931     5.9        WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-DEC     MIN       26.9      1950      -5.1      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-DEC     MEAN      47.90204171931      5.1       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-DEC     MEAN      38.23920891950     -4.6       COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-DEC     HDD-ANN   7022      1931     -1510      WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-DEC     HDD-ANN   9942      1950      1410      COLDEST     1  COLD
JUL-DEC     HDD-SEA   2607      1931     -840       WARMEST     1  WARM
JUL-DEC     HDD-SEA   4220      1985      773       COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-DEC     CDD       989       1921      525       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-DEC     CDD       192       1992     -272       COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-DEC     PRECIP    41.01     1897      13.28     WETTEST     1  WET
JAN-DEC     PRECIP    14.64     1910     -13.09     DRIEST      1  DRY
JAN-DEC     SNOW-ANN  84.6      1936      38.9      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JAN-DEC     SNOW-ANN  9.2       1912     -36.5      DRIEST      1  DRY
JUL-DEC     SNOW-SEA  43.5      1940      24.9      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JUL-DEC     SNOW-SEA  2         1939     -16.6      DRIEST      1  DRY

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CARLYON



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