Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
625 AM CDT MON MAY 7 2018

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

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

STC
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MONTHLY        REPORT           APRIL      2018      STC     AIRPORT

TEMPS                           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
AVERAGE        MAX               45.1      56.3     -11.2     COOLER     4    COLD
AVERAGE        MIN               22.4      32.7     -10.3     COOLER     1    COLD
MONTH          MEAN              33.8      44.5     -10.7     COOLER     2    COLD

DAILY          MAX               80 APR-30-2018
DAILY          MIN                0 APR-05-2018

HDD                             ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
TOTAL          MONTH             930       617       313      COOLER     57   WARM
TOTAL          SEASON            8517      8169      348      COOLER     46   WARM

CDD                             ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
TOTAL          MONTH              0         2         -2      COOLER    NEAR  NORM
TOTAL          ANNUAL             0         2         -2      COOLER    NEAR  NORM

PRECIP         INCHES           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
MONTH          TOTAL             1.41      2.57     -1.16     DRIER      32   DRY
ANNUAL         TOTAL             4.98      5.36     -0.38     DRIER     NEAR  NORM
DAILY          MAX               0.30 APR-02-2018

SNOW           INCHES           ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART              RANK
MONTH          TOTAL            14.8      3.0       11.8    SNOWIER     5    SNOWY
SEASON         TOTAL            62.7     45.7       17.0    SNOWIER     20   SNOWY
DAILY          MAX               5.1 APR-02-2018
MAX            DEPTH            10   APR-04-2018

APRIL          EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME        APRIL           EXTREME     YEAR     DEPART              RANK
APRIL          MAX            66.7      1987      10.4      WARMEST      1    WARM
APRIL          MAX            42.4      1950      -13.9     COLDEST      1    COLD
APRIL          MIN            42.4      1915      9.7       WARMEST      1    WARM
APRIL          MIN            22.4      2018      -10.3     COLDEST      1    COLD
APRIL          MEAN           54.6      1915      10.1      WARMEST      1    WARM
APRIL          MEAN           33.7      2018      -10.8     COLDEST      1    COLD
APRIL          HDD            322       1915      -295      WARMEST      1    WARM
APRIL          HDD            932       1950      315       COLDEST      1    COLD
APRIL          CDD            25        1990      23        WARMEST      1    WARM
APRIL          CDD            0         2017      -2        COLDEST      1    COLD
APRIL          PRECIP         8.42      2001      5.85      WETTEST      1    WET
APRIL          PRECIP         0.05      1987      -2.52     DRIEST       1    DRY
APRIL          SNW            24.4      2013      21.4      SNOWIEST     1    WET
APRIL          SNW            0         2010      -3.0      DRIEST       1    DRY

WIND           MPH            ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTHLY        AVERAGE--->    8.4       9.8       -1.4
PEAK GUST      39 MPH NORTHEAST APR-142018
FASTEST 2-MIN  33 MPH NORTHWEST APR-062018

SUNSHINE       (POSSIBLE)
1 MONTH        MIN-GAIN       MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
APRIL          91             0         1.5       0.0       22        0

SUNSHINE       (POSSIBLE)
3 MONTH        MIN-GAIN       MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
FMA            273            0         4.6       0.0       65        0

SUNSHINE       (POSSIBLE)
4 MONTH        MIN-GAIN       MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JAN-APR        330            0         5.5       0.0       78        0

WEATHER             NCEI        ACTUAL
TYPE               NORMAL       COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                        15
2=FOG DENSE          0.4          6
3=THUNDER            2.6          1
4=IP/SLEET                        0
5=HAIL                            0
6=FRZ RAIN                        0
7=BLWG DUST                       0
8=HAZE/SMK                        9
9=BLWG SNW                        0

TEMP                NCEI        COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM            NORMAL       ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0                              0         0         0     NORMAL
<=32                  1           9         1         8     COOLER
>=50                              12        20        -8    COOLER
>=60                              6         12        -6    COOLER
>=70                              2         5         -3    COOLER
>=80                              1         1         0     WARMER
>=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         0         0     NORMAL
<= 0                  0           1         0         1     COOLER
<= 10                             7         0         7     COOLER
<= 20                             9         3         6     COOLER
<= 32                14           26       15.0       12    COOLER
>= 50                             0        2.0        -2    COOLER
>= 60                             0        0.1        0     COOLER
>= 70                             0        0.0        0     NORMAL

PRECIP              NCEI        COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A        NORMAL       ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                          6         4         2     WETTER
>= 0.01               9           8         10        -1    DRIER
>= 0.10               5           6         5         1     WETTER
>= 0.25                           2         3         -1    DRIER
>= 0.50               2           0         2         -2    DRIER
>= 1.00              0.4          0         0         0     DRIER

SNOW                NCEI        COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A        NORMAL       ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                          4         2         2     SNOWIER
>= 0.1                2           6         2         4     SNOWIER
>= 1.0                1           6         1         5     SNOWIER
>= 1.5                            4         1         3     SNOWIER
>= 2.0                            3         1         2     SNOWIER
>= 3.0                            2         0         2     SNOWIER

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH        DATA            FEBRUARY   MARCH     APRIL   (FMA)
FMA            2018             ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART              RANK
FMA-18         MAX               34.6      40.7      -6.1   COOLER       16   COLD
FMA-18         MIN               13.0      19.9      -6.9   COOLER       9    COLD
FMA-18         MEAN              23.8      30.3      -6.5   COOLER       12   COLD
FMA-18         HDD               3613      3065      548    COOLER       43   WARM
FMA-18         CDD                0         2         -2    COOLER      NEAR  NORM
FMA-18         PRECIP            4.80      4.71      0.09   WETTER      NEAR  NORM
FMA-18         SNW               46.3      18.5      27.8   SNOWIER      4    SNOWY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME        FMA            EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
FEB-MAR-APR    MAX            50.6      1987      9.9       WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR-APR    MAX            29.5      1936      -11.2     COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR-APR    MIN            28.8      2012      8.9       WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR-APR    MIN            10.3      1936      -9.6      COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR-APR    MEAN           38.8      2012      8.5       WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR-APR    MEAN           19.9      1936      -10.4     COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR-APR    HDD            2326      2012      -739      WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR-APR    HDD            4007      1936      942       COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR-APR    CDD            25        1990      23        WARMEST      1    WARM
FEB-MAR-APR    CDD            0         2017      -2        COLDEST      1    COLD
FEB-MAR-APR    PRECIP         10.08     2001      5.37      WETTEST      1    WET
FEB-MAR-APR    PRECIP         0.88      1987      -3.83     DRIEST       1    DRY
FEB-MAR-APR    SNW            68.9      1965      50.4      SNOWIEST     1    WET
FEB-MAR-APR    SNW            T         1902      -18.5     DRIEST       1    DRY

4 MONTH        DATA
JAN-APR        2018           ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART                 RANK
JAN-APR-18     4-MONTH-MAX    31.6      35.9      -4.3      COOLER       34   COLD
JAN-APR-18     4-MONTH-MIN    10.7      15.4      -4.7      COOLER       27   COLD
JAN-APR-18     4-MONTH-MEAN   21.2      25.7      -4.5      COOLER       28   COLD
JAN-APR-18     4-MONTH-HDD    5208      4722      486       COOLER       55   WARM
JAN-APR-18     4-MONTH-CDD    0         2         -2        COOLER      NEAR  NORM
JAN-APR-18     4-MONTH-PCP    4.98      5.36      -0.38     DRIER       NEAR  NORM
JAN-APR-18     4-MONTH-SNW    50.9      27.1      23.8      SNOWIER      8    SNOWY
JUL-APR-18   10-MONTH-HDD-SEA 8517      8169      348       COOLER       46   WARM
JUL-APR-18   10-MONTH-SNW-SEA 62.7      45.7      17.0      SNOWIER      20   SNOWY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES                      EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                 RANK
JAN-APR        4-MONTH-MAX    44.76134791987      8.9       WARMEST      1    WARM
JAN-APR        4-MONTH-MAX    24.45798111936      -11.4     COLDEST      1    COLD
JAN-APR        4-MONTH-MIN    24.3      2012      8.9       WARMEST      1    WARM
JAN-APR        4-MONTH-MIN    4.7       1936      -10.7     COLDEST      1    COLD
JAN-APR        4-MONTH-MEAN   34.1      2012      8.4       WARMEST      1    WARM
JAN-APR        4-MONTH-MEAN   14.45     1936      -11.3     COLDEST      1    COLD
JAN-APR        4-MONTH-HDD    3707      2012      -1015     WARMEST      1    WARM
JAN-APR        4-MONTH-HDD    6070      1936      1348      COLDEST      1    COLD
JAN-APR        4-MONTH-CDD    25        1990      23        WARMEST      1    WARM
JAN-APR        4-MONTH-CDD    0         2017      -2        COLDEST      1    COLD
JAN-APR        4-MONTH-PCP    10.74     2001      5.38      WETTEST      1    WET
JAN-APR        4-MONTH-PCP    1.22      1959      -4.14     DRIEST       1    DRY
JAN-APR        4-MONTH-SNW    75.5      1965      48.4      SNOWIEST     1    WET
JAN-APR        4-MONTH-SNW    3.0       1902      -24.1     DRIEST       1    DRY
JUL-APR      10-MONTH-HDD-SEA 6533      2012      -1636     WARMEST      1    WARM
JUL-APR      10-MONTH-HDD-SEA 9723      1936      1554      COLDEST      1    COLD
JUL-APR      10-MONTH-SNW-SEA 87.9      1965      42.2      SNOWIEST     1    WET
JUL-APR      10-MONTH-SNW-SEA 14.1      1959      -31.6     DRIEST       1    DRY

NEW DAILY      EXTREME
MAX TEMP       0
COLD MAX       3
MIN TEMP       3
WARM MIN       0
PRECIP         0
SNOW           0

NEW DAILY      RECORD         EXTREME     LISTING           PREVIOUS
TYPE           NEW/TIE        /AMOUNT       /DATE YEAR      SET/TIE     OLD    YEAR
COLD MIN       NEW->              0         APR-05-2018     OLD->        8     1979
COLD MAX       NEW->              21        APR-06-2018     OLD->        23    2007
COLD MIN       NEW->              8         APR-07-2018     OLD->        9     1997
COLD MIN       NEW->              4         APR-08-2018     OLD->        7     1997
COLD MAX       NEW->              31        APR-14-2018     OLD->        33    1923   2013
COLD MAX       NEW->              26        APR-15-2018     OLD->        30    1928

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CARLYON


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