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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
655 AM CDT MON JUN 01 2015

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...THE ST CLOUD MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 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     MAY       2015      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          66.3      68.8      -2.5     COOLER    44   COLD
AVERAGE     MIN          43.9      44.2      -0.3     COOLER   NEAR  NORM
MONTH       MEAN         55.1      56.5      -1.4     COOLER    50   COLD

DAILY       MAX          84 MAY-27-2015
DAILY       MIN          30 MAY-19-2015

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        305       287        18      COOLER   NEAR  NORM
TOTAL       SEASON       8115      8454      -339     WARMER    36   WARM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         5         23       -18      COOLER    27   COLD
TOTAL       ANNUAL        5         25       -20      COOLER    22   COLD

PRECIP                  ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        6.03      2.95      3.08     WETTER    12   WET
ANNUAL      TOTAL        8.67      8.31      0.36     WETTER   NEAR  NORM
DAILY       MAX          1.48 MAY-16-2015

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.0        T         -T     SNOWIER     1   DRY
SEASON      TOTAL       31.1      45.7      -14.6     DRIER      9   DRY
DAILY       MAX          0.0 MAY-01-2015
MAX         DEPTH         0  MAY-01-2015

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       2015       -T    DRIEST       1   DRY

WIND        MPH         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
ANNUAL      AVERAGE      8.3       10.8      -2.5

PEAK WIND   GUST     45 MPH SOUTHWEST MAY-17-2015
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE 31 MPH SOUTH     MAY-16-2015

SUNSHINE    MINUTES    MINUTES    HOURS     HOURS    PERCENT  PERCENT
1 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
MAY             69        0        1.2       0.0        16       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
3-MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
MAM            259        0        4.3       0.0        61       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
5 MONTH      MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-MAY        400        0        6.7       0.0        95       0

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

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL
>=50                      28        30        -2    COOLER
>=60                      24        25        -1    COOLER
>=70                      11        15        -4    COOLER
>=80                      2         5         -3    COOLER
>=90           0.4        0         1         0     COOLER

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          2.4        2         3         0     WARMER
<= 20                     0         0         0     NORMAL
<= 10                     0         0         0     NORMAL
<= 0           0.0        0         0         0     NORMAL
<= -10                    0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 50                     8         0         8     WARMER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  4         3         1     WETTER
>= 0.01        10.9       14        11        3     WETTER
>= 0.10        6.5        9         7         3     WETTER
>= 0.25                   7         4         3     WETTER
>= 0.50        2.1        5         3         3     WETTER
>= 1.00        0.5        2         1         2     WETTER

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 0.1         0.1        0         0         0     DRIER
>= 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

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

NEW DAILY   RECORD    EXTREME LISTING      PREVIOUS
TYPE        NEW/TIE   /AMOUNT /DATE YEAR   SET/TIE    OLD  YEAR
PRECIP      NEW->        1.41 MAY-17-2015  OLD->      1.12 1910
COLD MAX    NEW->         47  MAY-18-2015  OLD->       48  1957 1987

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA      MARCH     APRIL     MAY       (MAM)
MAM         2015        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MAM-15      MAX          55.9      54.7      1.2    WARMER      31   WARM
MAM-15      MIN          33.4      32.2      1.2    WARMER      38   WARM
MAM-15      MEAN         44.6      43.5      1.1    WARMER      30   WARM
MAM-15      HDD          1857      2008      -151   WARMER      28   WARM
MAM-15      CDD           5         25       -20    COOLER      22   COLD
MAM-15      PRECIP       8.08      7.07      1.01   WETTER      40   WET
MAM-15      SNW          4.3       11.5      -7.2   DRIER       23   DRY

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

5 MONTH     DATA      ACCUM
JAN-MAY     2015        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
JAN-MAY-14  MAX          42.0      42.5      -0.5   COOLER     NEAR  NORM
JAN-MAY-14  MIN          21.6      21.1      0.5    WARMER      37   WARM
JAN-MAY-14  MEAN         31.8      31.8      0.0    NORMAL     NEAR  NORM
JAN-MAY-14  HDD-ANN      4921      5007      -86    WARMER      36   WARM
JUL-MAY-14  HDD-SEA      8115      8454      -339   WARMER      36   WARM
JAN-MAY-14  CDD           5         25       -20    COOLER      22   COLD
JAN-MAY-14  PRECIP       8.67      8.31      0.36   WETTER     NEAR  NORM
JAN-MAY-14  SNOW-ANN     11.0      27.1     -16.1   DRIER       38   DRY
JUL-MAY-14  SNOW-SEA     31.1      45.7     -14.6   DRIER        9   DRY

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          29.2      2012      8.1    WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-MAY     MIN          13.3      1979      -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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