Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED SNOWFALL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
320 PM CDT MON APR 02 2018

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...THE TWIN CITIES MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2018...

CLIMATE        NORMAL         PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE        RECORD         PERIOD    1871 TO 2018

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MONTHLY         REPORT          MARCH      2018      MSP     AIRPORT

TEMPS                           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
AVERAGE        MAX               40.3      41.3     -1.0      COOLER    NEAR  NORM
AVERAGE        MIN               24.6      24.3      0.3      WARMER     47   WARM
MONTH          MEAN              32.4      32.8     -0.4      COOLER    NEAR  NORM

DAILY          MAX               52 MAR-28-2018
DAILY          MIN               12 MAR-07-2018

HDD                             ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
TOTAL          MONTH             1002       999        3      COOLER     49   WARM
TOTAL          SEASON            6693      6791      -98      WARMER     36   WARM

CDD                             ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
TOTAL          MONTH              0         0         0       NORMAL     58   WARM
TOTAL          ANNUAL             0         0         0       NORMAL     58   WARM

PCP            INCHES           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
MONTH          TOTAL             1.19      1.89     -0.70     DRIER      54   DRY
ANNUAL         TOTAL             4.07      3.56      0.51     WETTER     67   WET
DAILY          MAX               0.38 MAR-26-2018

SNW            INCHES           ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART              RANK
MONTH          TOTAL             8.8       10.3     -1.5      DRIER      77   DRY
SEASON         TOTAL            52.2       52.0      0.2      SNOWIER    35   SNOWY
DAILY          MAX               3.6 MAR-05-2018
MAX            DEPTH              6  MAR-01-2018

MARCH          EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME        MARCH           EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART              RANK
MARCH          MAX               57.5      2012      16.2    WARMEST     1    WARM
MARCH          MAX               25.0      1899     -16.3    COLDEST     1    COLD
MARCH          MIN               39.1      2012      14.8    WARMEST     1    WARM
MARCH          MIN               9.2       1899     -15.1    COLDEST     1    COLD
MARCH          MEAN              48.3      2012      15.5    WARMEST     1    WARM
MARCH          MEAN              17.1      1899     -15.7    COLDEST     1    COLD
MARCH          HDD               524       2012      -475    WARMEST     1    WARM
MARCH          HDD               1478      1899      479     COLDEST     1    COLD
MARCH          CDD                0         0         0      WARMEST     1    WARM
MARCH          CDD                0         0         0      COLDEST     1    COLD
MARCH          PRECIP            4.75      1965      2.86    WETTEST     1    WET
MARCH          PRECIP            0.06      1883     -1.83     DRIEST     1    DRY
MARCH          SNOW              40.0      1951      29.7    SNOWIEST    1    WET
MARCH          SNOW              0.0       2010     -10.3     DRIEST     1    DRY

WIND           MPH            ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTHLY        AVERAGE--->    9.7       12.1      -2.4
PEAK GUST      46 MPH EAST MAR-05-2018
FASTEST 2-MIN  36 MPH EAST MAR-05-2018

SUNSHINE       (POSSIBLE)
1 MONTH        MIN-GAIN       MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
MARCH          98             0         1.6       0.0       24        0

SUNSHINE       (POSSIBLE)
2  MONTH       MIN-GAIN       MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
FEB-MAR        178            0         3.0       0.0       43        0

SUNSHINE       (POSSIBLE)
3 MONTH        MIN-GAIN       MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JFM            234            0         3.9       0.0       57        0

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

TEMP                NCEI        COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM            NORMAL       ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0                              0         0         0       NORMAL
<=32                  6           2         7         -5      WARMER
>=50                              2         8         -6      COOLER
>=60                              0         3         -3      COOLER
>=70                              0         1         -1      COOLER
>=80                              0         0         0       COOLER
>=90                  0           0         0         0       NORMAL

TEMP                NCEI        COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM            NORMAL       ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= -20                            0         0         0       NORMAL
<= -10                            0         0         0       WARMER
<= 0                  1           0         1        -1       WARMER
<= 10                             0         4        -4       WARMER
<= 20                             5         10       -5       WARMER
<= 32                24           28        24        4       COOLER
>= 50                             0         1        -1       COOLER
>=60                              0         0         0       COOLER
>= 70                             0         0         0       NORMAL

PRECIP              NCEI        COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A        NORMAL       ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                          2         6        -4       DRIER
>= 0.01               9           8         9        -1       DRIER
>= 0.10               5           4         5        -1       DRIER
>= 0.25                           2         2         0       DRIER
>= 0.50               1           0         1        -1       DRIER
>= 1.00               0           0         0         0       DRIER

SNOW                NCEI        COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A        NORMAL       ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                          1         4        -3       DRIER
>= 0.1                5           7         5         2      SNOWIER
>= 1.0                3           4         3         1      SNOWIER
>= 1.5                            2         2         0      SNOWIER
>= 2.0                            1         1         0       DRIER
>= 3.0                            1         1         0       DRIER

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH        DATA           JANUARY   FEBRUARY  MARCH     (JFM)
JFM            2018           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART                RANK
JFM-18         MAX            30.1      31.3      -1.2      COOLER      NEAR  NORM
JFM-18         MIN            13.2      14.9      -1.7      COOLER      NEAR  NORM
JFM-18         MEAN           21.6      23.1      -1.5      COOLER      NEAR  NORM
JFM-18         HDD            3860      3768      92        COOLER      NEAR  NORM
JFM-18         CDD            0         0         0         NORMAL      N/A
JFM-18         PRECIP         4.07      3.56      0.51      WETTER       39   WET
JFM-18         SNOW          45.0      30.2      14.8       SNOWIER      15   SNOWY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME        JFM            EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
JAN-FEB-MAR    MAX            41.1      1878      9.8       WARMEST      1    WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR    MAX            14.9      1875     -16.4      COLDEST      1    COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR    MIN            25.2      2012      10.3      WARMEST      1    WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR    MIN            -4.8      1875     -19.7      COLDEST      1    COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR    MEAN           33.1      2012      10.0      WARMEST      1    WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR    MEAN           5.1       1875     -18.0      COLDEST      1    COLD
JAN-FEB-MAR    HDD            2881      2012     -887       WARMEST      1    WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR    HDD            5355      1875     1587       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         7.95      1881      4.39      WETTEST      1    WET
JAN-FEB-MAR    PRECIP         0.77      1958     -2.79      DRIEST       1    DRY
JAN-FEB-MAR    SNOW          66.4       1917      36.2      SNOWIEST     1    WET
JAN-FEB-MAR    SNOW           7.1       1958     -23.1      DRIEST       1    DRY

2 MONTH        DATA
FEB+MAR        2018           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART                RANK
FEB+MAR        2-MONTH-MAX    32.7      35.1      -2.4      COOLER       78   COLD
FEB+MAR        2-MONTH-MIN    15.7      18.6      -2.9      COOLER      NEAR  NORM
FEB+MAR        2-MONTH-MEAN   24.2      26.8      -2.7      COOLER      NEAR  NORM
FEB+MAR        2-MONTH-HDD    2369      2235      134       COOLER      NEAR  NORM
FEB+MAR        2-MONTH-CDD    0         0         0         NORMAL      N/A
FEB+MAR        2-MONTH-PCP    4.07      3.56      0.51      WETTER       67   NORM
FEB+MAR        2-MONTH-SNW    24.6      18.0      6.6       SNOWIER      23   SNOWY
42795          LAST HDD-SEA   6693      6791      -98       WARMER       36   WARM
42795          LAST SNOW-SEA  52.1      52.0      0.1       SNOWIER      35   SNOWY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES       FEB+MAR        EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
FEB-MAR        MAX            47.1      1878      12.0      WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR        MAX            19.3      1875      -15.8     COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR        MIN            29.9      2012      11.4      WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR        MIN            -0.8      1875      -19.4     COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR        MEAN           38.0      2012      11.2      WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR        MEAN           9.0       1875      -17.8     COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR        HDD-ANN        1548      1878      -687      WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR        HDD-ANN        3241      1875      1006      COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR        CDD            16        2012      16        WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR        CDD            0         1873      NORMAL    COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR        PRECIP         6.34      1965      2.78      WETTEST      1    WET
FEB-MAR        PRECIP         0.50      1883      -3.06     DRIEST       1    DRY
FEB-MAR        SNOW-ANN       48.8      1965      30.8      SNOWIEST     1    WET
FEB-MAR        SNOW-ANN       3.0       1968      -15.0     DRIEST       1    DRY
JUL-MAR        HDD-SEA        5287      2012      -1504     WARMEST      1    WARM
JUL-MAR        HDD-SEA        8594      1875      1803      COLDEST      1    COLD
JUL-MAR        SNOW-SEA       90.2      1982      38.2      SNOWIEST     1    WET
JUL-MAR        SNOW-SEA       14.2      1931      -37.8     DRIEST       1    DRY

NEW DAILY      EXTREME
MAX TEMP       0
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
NO NEW DAILY RECORD EXTREMES THIS MONTH

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CARLYON



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