Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
355 PM CDT MON APR 02 2018

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...THE ST CLOUD MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE        NORMAL         PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE        RECORD         PERIOD    1894 TO 2018

STC
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MONTHLY             REPORT      MARCH      2018      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
AVERAGE        MAX               36.8      39.0      -2.2   COOLER       58   COLD
AVERAGE        MIN               19.6      19.8      -0.2   COOLER      NEAR  NORM
MONTH          MEAN              28.2      29.4      -1.2   COOLER      NEAR  NORM

DAILY          MAX               48 MAR-27-2018
DAILY          MIN                4 MAR-02-2018

HDD                             ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
TOTAL          MONTH             1132      1104       28      COOLER    NEAR  NORM
TOTAL          SEASON            7587      7552       35      COOLER    NEAR  NORM

CDD                             ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
TOTAL          MONTH              0         0         0       NORMAL     18   COLD
TOTAL          ANNUAL             0         0         0       NORMAL     18   COLD

PCP                             ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
MONTH          TOTAL             1.99      1.55      0.44     WETTER     25   WET
ANNUAL         TOTAL             3.57      2.79      0.78     WETTER     15   WET
DAILY          MAX               0.73 MAR-05-2018

SNW                             ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART              RANK
MONTH          TOTAL             15.4      8.5       6.9     SNOWIER     15   SNOWY
SNW            SEASON            47.9      42.7      5.2     SNOWIER     38   SNOWY
DAY            MAX                6.0 MAR-05-2018
MAX            DEEP               9   MAR-06-2018

MARCH          EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME        MARCH          EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
MARCH          MAX            55.3      1910      16.3      WARMEST      1    WARM
MARCH          MAX            23.6      1899      -15.4     COLDEST      1    COLD
MARCH          MIN            33.4      2012      13.6      WARMEST      1    WARM
MARCH          MIN            5         1965      -14.8     COLDEST      1    COLD
MARCH          MEAN           43.9      2012      14.5      WARMEST      1    WARM
MARCH          MEAN           4         1899      -25.4     COLDEST      1    COLD
MARCH          HDD            651       2012      -453      WARMEST      1    WARM
MARCH          HDD            1545      1899      441       COLDEST      1    COLD
MARCH          CDD            0         0         0         WARMEST      1    WARM
MARCH          CDD            0         0         0         COLDEST      1    COLD
MARCH          PRECIP         4.66      2009      3.11      WETTEST      1    WET
MARCH          PRECIP         0.10      1959      -1.45     DRIEST       1    DRY
MARCH          SNOW           51.7      1965      43.2      SNOWIEST     1    WET
MARCH          SNOW           0.0       2010      -8.5      DRIEST       1    DRY

WIND           MPH            ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTHLY        AVERAGE--->    7.7       12.1      -4.4
PEAK GUST      39 MPH EAST      MAR-05-2018
FASTEST 2-MIN  30 MPH NORTHWEST MAR-31-2018

SUNSHINE       (POSSIBLE)
1 MONTH        MIN-GAIN       MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
MARCH          100            0         1.7       0.0       22        0

SUNSHINE       (POSSIBLE)
2  MONTH       MIN-GAIN       MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
FEB-MAR        182            0         3.0       0.0       40        0

SUNSHINE       (POSSIBLE)
3 MONTH        MIN-GAIN       MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JFM            239            0         4.0       0.0       52        0

WEATHER        NCEI           ACTUAL
TYPE           NORMAL         COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                   13
2=FOG DENSE    2              5
3=THUNDER      1              1
4=IP/SLEET                    1
5=HAIL                        0
6=FRZ RAIN                    2
7=BLWG DUST                   0
8=HAZE/SMK                    3
9=BLWG SNW                    0

TEMP                NCEI        COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM            NORMAL       ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0                              0         0         0     NORMAL
<=32                  7           6         7         -1    COOLER
>=50                              0         6         -6    COOLER
>=60                              0         2         -2    COOLER
>=70                              0         0         0     COOLER
>=80                              0         0         0     NORMAL
>=90                  0           0        0.0        0     NORMAL

TEMP                NCEI        COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM            NORMAL       ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= -20                            0         0         0     NORMAL
<= -10                            0         1         -1    WARMER
<= 0                  2           0         3         -2    WARMER
<= 10                             5         7         -2    WARMER
<= 20                             17        14        3     COOLER
<= 32                27           31        26        4     COOLER
>= 50                             0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 60                             0         0         0     NORMAL
>= 70                             0         0         0     NORMAL

PRECIP              NCEI        COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A        NORMAL       ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                          1         4         -3    DRIER
>= 0.01               8           8         8         0     DRIER
>= 0.10               4           6         4         2     WETTER
>= 0.25                           2         2         0     DRIER
>= 0.50               1           1         1         0     WETTER
>= 1.00               0           0         0         0     DRIER

SNOW                NCEI        COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A        NORMAL       ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                          2         3         -1    DRIER
>= 0.1                5           7         5         2     SNOWIER
>= 1.0                3           4         2         2     SNOWIER
>= 1.5                            3         2         1     SNOWIER
>= 2.0                            3         1         2     SNOWIER
>= 3.0                            2         1         1     SNOWIER

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH        DATA            JANUARY   FEBRUARY   MARCH   (JFM)
JFM            2018             ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
JFM-18         MAX               27.1      29.1      -2.0   COOLER       49   COLD
JFM-18         MIN               6.9       9.6       -2.7   COOLER       42   COLD
JFM-18         MEAN              17.0      19.4      -2.4   COOLER       48   COLD
JFM-18         HDD               4278      4105      173    COOLER       49   NORM
JFM-18         CDD                0         0         0     NORMAL      N/A   --
JFM-18         PRECIP            3.57      2.79      0.78   WETTER       15   WET
JFM-18         SNOW              36.1      24.1      12.0   SNOWIER      6    SNOWY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME        JFM            EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
JAN-FEB-MAR    MAX            39.0      2012      9.9       WARMEST      1    WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR    MAX            16.7      1936      -12.4     COLDEST      1    COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR    MIN            20.2      2012      10.6      WARMEST      1    WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR    MIN            -2.9      1936      -12.5     COLDEST      1    COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR    MEAN           29.7      2012      10.3      WARMEST      1    WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR    MEAN           6.9       1936      -12.5     COLDEST      1    COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR    HDD            3196      2012      -909      WARMEST      1    WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR    HDD            5254      1936      1149      COLDEST      1    COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR    CDD            0         0         0         WARMEST      1    WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR    CDD            0         0         0         COLDEST      1    COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR    PRECIP         8.68      1897      5.89      WETTEST      1    WET
JAN-FEB-MAR    PRECIP         0.64      1912      -2.15     DRIEST       1    DRY
JAN-FEB-MAR    SNOW           69.4      1965      45.3      SNOWIEST     1    WET
JAN-FEB-MAR    SNOW           3.0       1902      -21.1     DRIEST       1    DRY

2 MONTH        DATA
FEB+MAR        2018             ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
FEB+MAR        2-MONTH-MAX       29.3      32.9      -3.6   COOLER       49   COLD
FEB+MAR        2-MONTH-MIN       8.3       13.5      -5.2   COOLER       42   COLD
FEB+MAR        2-MONTH-MEAN      18.8      23.2      -4.4   COOLER       48   COLD
FEB+MAR        2-MONTH-HDD       2683      2448      235    COOLER      NEAR  NORM
FEB+MAR        2-MONTH-CDD        0         0         0     NORMAL      N/A
FEB+MAR        2-MONTH-PCP       3.57      2.79      0.78   WETTER       15   WET
FEB+MAR        2-MONTH-SNW       31.5      8.5       23.0   SNOWIER      38   SNOWY
JUL-MAR-18     9-MON-HDD-SEA     7587      7552       35    COOLER      NEAR  NORM
JUL-MAR-18     9-MON-SNW-SEA     47.9      42.7      5.2    SNOWIER      38   SNOWY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES       FEB+MAR        EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
FEB-MAR        MAX            43.7      2012      10.8      WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR        MAX            19.1      1899      -13.8     COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR        MIN            24.8      2012      11.3      WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR        MIN            0.7       1965      -12.8     COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR        MEAN           34.3      2012      11.1      WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR        MEAN           10.3      1899      -12.9     COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR        HDD-ANN        1815      2012      -633      WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR        HDD-ANN        3200      1899      752       COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR        CDD            7         2012      7         WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR        CDD            0         2014      NORMAL    COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR        PRECIP         5.93      1897      3.14      WETTEST      1    WET
FEB-MAR        PRECIP         0.35      1902      -2.44     DRIEST       1    DRY
FEB-MAR        SNOW-ANN       62.8      1965      54.3      SNOWIEST     1    WET
FEB-MAR        SNOW-ANN       T         1902      -8.5      DRIEST       1    DRY
JUL-MAR        HDD-SEA        6022      2012      -1530     WARMEST      1    WARM
JUL-MAR        HDD-SEA        8907      1936      1355      COLDEST      1    COLD
JUL-MAR        SNOW-SEA       81.8      1965      39.1      SNOWIEST     1    WET
JUL-MAR        SNOW-SEA       13.6      1959      -29.1     DRIEST       1    DRY

NEW DAILY          EXTREME
MAX TEMP              0
COLD MAX              0
MIN TEMP              0
WARM MIN              0
PRECIP                1
SNOW                  2

NEW DAILY      RECORD         EXTREME     LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE           NEW/TIE        /AMOUNT       /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE     OLD    YEAR
PRECIP         NEW->             0.73       MAR-05-2018     OLD->       0.56   1896
SNOW           TIE->             6.0        MAR-05-2018     TIES->      6.0    1900  1908
SNOW           NEW->             2.8        MAR-30-2018     OLD->       1.8    1938

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CARLYON


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