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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
755 AM CDT SAT JUN 01 2013

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...ST CLOUD MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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     MAY       2013      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          65.1      68.8      -3.7     COOLER   32  COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          43.7      44.2      -0.5     COOLER   57  COLD
MONTH       MEAN         54.4      56.5      -2.1     COOLER   39  COLD

DAILY       MAX          95 MAY-14-2013
DAILY       MIN          28 MAY-03-2013

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        331       287        44      COOLER   40  COLD
TOTAL       SEASON       8785      8454      331      COOLER   34  COLD

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         11        23       -12      COOLER   46  COLD
TOTAL       ANNUAL        11        25       -14      COOLER   42  COLD

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        4.98      2.95      2.03     WETTER   25  WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL       12.29      8.31      3.98     WETTER   14  WET
DAILY       MAX          1.54 MAY-18-2013

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART            RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.0        T         -T     SNOWIER    1  DRY
SEASON      TOTAL        78.5      45.7      32.8    SNOWIER    4  WET
DAILY       MAX          0.0 MAY-01-2013
MAX         DEPTH        0   MAY-01-2013

MAY         EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     MAY       EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
MAY         MAX       80.0      1934      11.2      WARMEST     1  WARM
MAY         MAX       59.6      1907      -9.2      COLDEST     1  COLD
MAY         MIN       52.4      1934      8.2       WARMEST     1  WARM
MAY         MIN       34.8      1907      -9.4      COLDEST     1  COLD
MAY         MEAN      66.2      1934      9.7       WARMEST     1  WARM
MAY         MEAN      47.2      1907      -9.3      COLDEST     1  COLD
MAY         HDD       112       1977      -175      WARMEST     1  WARM
MAY         HDD       544       1907      257       COLDEST     1  COLD
MAY         CDD       158       1934      135       WARMEST     1  WARM
MAY         CDD       0         2008      -23       COLDEST     1  COLD
MAY         PRECIP    9.68      1912      6.73      WETTEST     1  WET
MAY         PRECIP    0.20      1900      -2.75     DRIEST      1  DRY
MAY         SNOW      3.3       1938      3.3       SNOWIEST    1  WET
MAY         SNOW      0.0       2013      -T        DRIEST      1  DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      8.8       10.8      -2.0

PEAK WIND   GUST        46 MPH NORTHWEST MAY-11-2013
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE    33 MPH WEST      MAY-14-2013

SUNSHINE
ANNUAL       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-MAY        400        0        6.7       0.0        95      0

SUNSHINE
MONTHLY      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
MAY             69        0        1.2       0.0        16      0

SUNSHINE
SEASON       MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
MAM            259        0        4.3       0.0        61      0

WEATHER               ACTUAL
TYPE        NCDC      COUNT
1=FOG/MIST            19
2=FOG DENSE 0.3       0
3=THUNDER   5.0       5
4=IP/SLEET            0
5=HAIL                0
6=FRZ RAIN            0
7=BLWG DUST           0
8=HAZE/SMK            4
9=BLWG SNW            0

TEMP        COUNT     NUMBER    OF DAYS
MAXIMUM     ACTUAL    AVERAGE   DEPART
<=32        0         0         0         NORMAL
>=50        27        30        -3        COOLER
>=60        22        25        -3        COOLER
>=70        13        15        -2        COOLER
>=80        3         5         -2        COOLER
>=90        1         1         0         NORMAL

TEMP        COUNT     NUMBER    OF DAYS
MINIMUM     ACTUAL    AVERAGE   DEPART
<= 32       6         3         3         COOLER
<= 20       0         0         0         NORMAL
<= 10       0         0         0         NORMAL
<= 0        0         0         0         NORMAL
<= -10      0         0         0         NORMAL
>= 50       12        9         3         WARMER

PRECIP      COUNT     NUMBER    OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A ACTUAL    AVERAGE   DEPART
T (ONLY)    4         3         1         WETTER
>= 0.01     15        11        4         WETTER
>= 0.10     10        7         3         WETTER
>= 0.25     5         4         1         WETTER
>= 0.50     4         2         2         WETTER
>= 1.00     1         1         0         WETTER

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

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
MAX         NEW->         95        MAY-14-2013     OLD->      93  1932


3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA      MARCH     APRIL     MAY       (MAM)
MAM         2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
MAM-13      MAX       47.2      54.7      -7.5      COOLER      2  COLD
MAM-13      MIN       27.7      32.2      -4.5      COOLER      9  COLD
MAM-13      MEAN      37.5      43.5      -6.0      COOLER      4  COLD
MAM-13      HDD       2515      2008      507       COOLER      5  COLD
MAM-13      CDD       11        25        -14       COOLER     42  COLD
MAM-13      PRECIP    10.51     7.07      3.44      WETTER     13  WET
MAM-13      SNW       41.0      11.5      29.5      SNOWIER     2  WET

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME     MAM       EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
MAR-APR-MAY MAX       62.6      1910      7.9       WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY MAX       45.2      1950      -9.5      COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY MIN       39.5      2012      7.3       WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY MIN       25.9      1943      -6.3      COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY MEAN      50.6      2012      7.1       WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY MEAN      35.8      1950      -7.7      COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY HDD       1345      2012      -663      WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY HDD       2673      1950      665       COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY CDD       220       1934      195       WARMEST     1  WARM
MAR-APR-MAY CDD       0         1983      -25       COLDEST     1  COLD
MAR-APR-MAY PRECIP    16.02     1894      8.95      WETTEST     1  WET
MAR-APR-MAY PRECIP    1.95      1926      -5.12     DRIEST      1  DRY
MAR-APR-MAY SNW       57.8      1965      46.3      SNOWIEST    1  WET
MAR-APR-MAY SNW       0.0       2010      -11.5     DRIEST      1  DRY

ANNUAL DATA YEAR TO DATE DATA

JAN-MAY     2013      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JAN-MAY-13  MAX       37.8      42.5      -4.7      COOLER     22  COLD
JAN-MAY-13  MIN       18.4      21.1      -2.7      COOLER     39  COLD
JAN-MAY-13  MEAN      28.1      31.8      -3.7      COOLER     31  COLD
JAN-MAY-13  HDD-ANN   5512      5007      505       COOLER     34  COLD
JUL-MAY-13  HDD-SEA   8785      8454      331       COOLER     34  COLD
JAN-MAY-13  CDD       11        25        -14       COOLER     42  COLD
JAN-MAY-13  PRECIP    12.29     8.31      3.98      WETTER     14  WET
JAN-MAY-13  SNOW-ANN  60.3      27.1      33.2      SNOWIER     3  WET
JUL-MAY-13  SNOW-SEA  78.5      45.7      32.8      SNOWIER     4  WET

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    JAN-MAY   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART              RANK
JAN-MAY     MAX       50.4      1987      7.9       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     MAX       33.6      1979      -8.9      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     MIN       29.1      2012      8.0       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     MIN       13.3      1980      -7.8      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     MEAN      39.4      2012      7.6       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     MEAN      23.5      1979      -8.3      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     HDD-ANN   3889      2012      -1118     WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     HDD-ANN   6227      1979      1220      COLDEST     1  COLD
JUL-MAY     HDD-SEA   6716      2012      -1738     WARMEST     1  WARM
JUL-MAY     HDD-SEA   9889      1979      1435      COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     CDD       177       1934      152       WARMEST     1  WARM
JAN-MAY     CDD       0         2008      -25       COLDEST     1  COLD
JAN-MAY     PRECIP    16.83     1894      8.52      WETTEST     1  WET
JAN-MAY     PRECIP    2.87      1934      -5.44     DRIEST      1  DRY
JAN-MAY     SNOW-ANN  75.5      1965      60.8      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JAN-MAY     SNOW-ANN  3.0       1902      -24.1     DRIEST      1  DRY
JUL-MAY     SNOW-SEA  87.9      1965      42.2      SNOWIEST    1  WET
JUL-MAY     SNOW-SEA  6.0       1902      -39.7     DRIEST      1  DRY

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CARLYON






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