Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
520 PM CST MON JAN 01 2018

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...THE ST CLOUD MN CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2017...

CLIMATE       NORMAL       PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE       RECORD       PERIOD    1894 TO 2017

              WEATHER      OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
              VALUE        DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                               NORMAL
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MONTHLY           REPORT    DECEMBER    2017   STC       AIRPORT

TEMPS                        ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE       MAX             22.5      24.7      -2.2     COOLER    41   COLD
AVERAGE       MIN              7.4       7.1       0.3     WARMER   NEAR  NORM
MONTH         MEAN            14.9      15.9      -1.0     COOLER    52   COLD

DAILY         MAX              50 DEC-04-2017
DAILY         MIN             -24 DEC-31-2017

HDD                          ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL         MONTH           1543      1522       21      COOLER   NEAR  NORM
TOTAL         SEASON          3309      3447      -138     WARMER    57   WARM

CDD                          ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL         MONTH            0         0         0       NORMAL    N/A  N/A
TOTAL         ANNUAL          361       464       -103     COOLER    22   COLD

PRECIP                       ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH         TOTAL           0.44      0.82     -0.38     DRIER     47   DRY
ANNUAL        TOTAL          30.20     27.73      2.47     WETTER    27   WET
DAILY         MAX             0.15 DEC-28-2017

SNW                          ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART             RANK
MONTH         TOTAL           3.6       9.4       -5.8     DRIER     38   DRY
SEASON        TOTAL          10.7      18.6       -7.9     DRIER     23   DRY
DAILY         MAX             1.1  DEC-28-2017
MAX           DEPTH            3   DEC-30-2017

DECEMBER      EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME       DECEMBER     EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
DECEMBER      MAX          37.8      1939      13.1      WARMEST      1   WARM
DECEMBER      MAX          9.1       1983      -15.6     COLDEST      1   COLD
DECEMBER      MIN          21.1      1931      14        WARMEST      1   WARM
DECEMBER      MIN          -9.9      1983      -17       COLDEST      1   COLD
DECEMBER      MEAN         28.6      1913      12.7      WARMEST      1   WARM
DECEMBER      MEAN         -0.4      1983      -16.3     COLDEST      1   COLD
DECEMBER      HDD          1123      1913      -399      WARMEST      1   WARM
DECEMBER      HDD          2017      1983      495       COLDEST      1   COLD
DECEMBER      CDD          0         NONE      RECORDED  WARMEST      1   WARM
DECEMBER      CDD          0         NONE      RECORDED  COLDEST      1   COLD
DECEMBER      PCP          2.45      2010      1.63      WETTEST      1   WET
DECEMBER      PCP          0.00      1913      -0.82     DRIEST       1   DRY
DECEMBER      SNOW         25.5      1927      16.1      SNOWIEST     1   WET
DECEMBER      SNOW         0         1898      -9.4      DRIEST       1   DRY

WIND          MPH            ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART
MONTHLY       AVERAGE--->     8.6       12.1      -3.5
PEAK GUST     52 MPH NORTHWEST DEC-04-2017
FASTEST 2-MIN 39 MPH NORTHWEST DEC-04-2017

SUNSHINE      (POSSIBLE)
1 MONTH         MIN-GAIN    MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
DECEMBER            7         -20       0.1       -0.3       2       -5

SUNSHINE      (POSSIBLE)
3 MONTH         MIN-GAIN    MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
OND                 7         -185      0.1       -3.1       2       -44

SUNSHINE      (POSSIBLE)
12 MONTH        MIN-GAIN    MIN-LOSS HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS  PCT-GAIN PCT-LOSS
JAN-DEC            424        -424      7.1       -7.1      100     -100

WEATHER       NCEI         ACTUAL
TYPE          NORMAL       COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                 13
2=FOG DENSE   1.2          0
3=THUNDER     0.2          0
4=IP/SLEET                 0
5=HAIL                     0
6=FRZ RAIN                 1
7=BLWG DUST                0
8=HAZE/SMK                 6
9=BLWG SNW                 1

TEMP              NCEI       COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM          NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 0                           4         1         3     COOLER
<=32               22          24        20        3     WARMER
>=50                           1         0         1     WARMER
>=60                           0         0         0     COOLER
>=70                           0         0         0     NORMAL
>=80                           0         0         0     NORMAL
>=90                0          0        0.0        0     NORMAL

TEMP              NCEI       COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM          NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= -20                         1         1         0     NORMAL
<= -10                         5         4         1     COOLER
<= 0               10          8         8         -2    WARMER
<= 10                          15        16        -1    WARMER
<= 20                          27        24        3     COOLER
<= 32              31          31       30.0       0     COOLER
>= 50                          0        0.0        0     NORMAL
>= 60                          0        0.0        0     NORMAL
>= 70                          0        0.0        0     NORMAL

PRECIP            NCEI       COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A      NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                       7         8         -1    DRIER
>= 0.01             8          10        8         2     WETTER
>= 0.10             2          1         2         -1    DRIER
>= 0.25                        0         1         -1    DRIER
>= 0.50            0.2         0         0         0     DRIER
>= 1.00             0          0         0         0     NORMAL

SNOW              NCEI       COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A      NORMAL      ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                       9         6         3     SNOWIER
>= 0.1              8          8         9         0     DRIER
>= 1.0              3          1         3         -2    DRIER
>= 1.5                         0         2         -2    DRIER
>= 2.0                         0         2         -2    DRIER
>= 3.0                         0         1         -1    DRIER

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH       DATA         OCTOBER   NOVEMBER  DECEMBER  (OND)
OND           2017         ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART               RANK
OND-17        MAX          39.5      40.1      -0.6      COOLER      45   COLD
OND-17        MIN          22.0      21.2      0.8       WARMER     NEAR  NORM
OND-17        MEAN         30.7      30.7      0.0       NORMAL      50   COLD
OND-17        HDD          3130      3161      -31       WARMER     NEAR  NORM
OND-17        CDD          0         1         -1        COOLER      N/A   --
OND-17        PRECIP       6.34      4.69      1.65      WETTER      23   WET
OND-17        SNW          10.7      18.6      -7.9      DRIER       49   DRY

3-MONTH EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME       OND          EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
OCT-NOV-DEC   MAX          47.3      1939      7.2       WARMEST      1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC   MAX          33.4      1985      -6.7      COLDEST      1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC   MIN          30.0      1931      8.8       WARMEST      1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC   MIN          11.6      1976      -9.6      COLDEST      1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC   MEAN         38.1      1931      7.4       WARMEST      1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC   MEAN         23.1      1985      -7.6      COLDEST      1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC   HDD          2460      1931      -701      WARMEST      1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC   HDD          3836      1985      675       COLDEST      1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC   CDD          31        1922      30        WARMEST      1   WARM
OCT-NOV-DEC   CDD          0         2017      -1        COLDEST      1   COLD
OCT-NOV-DEC   PRECIP       9.41      1899      4.72      WETTEST      1   WET
OCT-NOV-DEC   PRECIP       0.67      1952      -4.02     DRIEST       1   DRY
OCT-NOV-DEC   SNW          40.5      1927      21.9      SNOWIEST     1   WET
OCT-NOV-DEC   SNW          2.0       1939      -16.6     DRIEST       1   DRY

12 MONTH     DATA
JAN-DEC      2017          ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART               RANK
JAN-DEC-17   MAX           54.4      53.5      0.9       WARMER      30   WARM
JAN-DEC-17   MIN           34.2      32.0      2.2       WARMER      12   WARM
JAN-DEC-17   MEAN          44.3      42.8      1.5       WARMER      19   WARM
JAN-DEC-17   THIS HDD-YR   7798      8534      -736      WARMER      11   WARM
JUL-DEC-17   LAST HDD-SEA  3309      3447      -138      WARMER      57   WARM
JAN-DEC-17   CDD           361       464       -103      COOLER      22   COLD
JAN-DEC-17   PRECIP        30.20     27.73     2.47      WETTER      40   WET
JAN-DEC-17   THIS SNOW-YR  26.5      45.7      -19.2     DRIER       23   DRY
JUL-DEC-17   THIS SNOW-SEA 10.7      18.6      -7.9      DRIER       49   DRY

ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES      JAN-DEC      EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART                RANK
JAN-DEC       MAX          58.2      2012      4.7       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-DEC       MAX          49.0      1951      -4.5      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-DEC       MIN          37.9      1931      5.9       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-DEC       MIN          26.9      1950      -5.1      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-DEC       MEAN         47.9      1931      5.1       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-DEC       MEAN         38.2      1950      -4.6      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-DEC       HDD-ANN      7022      1931      -1512     WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-DEC       HDD-ANN      9942      1950      1408      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUL-DEC       HDD-SEA      2607      1931      -840      WARMEST      1   WARM
JUL-DEC       HDD-SEA      4220      1985      773       COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-DEC       CDD          989       1921      525       WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-DEC       CDD          192       1992      -272      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-DEC       PRECIP       41.01     1897      13.28     WETTEST      1   WET
JAN-DEC       PRECIP       14.64     1910      -13.09    DRIEST       1   DRY
JAN-DEC       SNOW-ANN     84.6      1936      38.9      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JAN-DEC       SNOW-ANN     8.8       1912      -36.9     DRIEST       1   DRY
JUL-DEC       SNOW-SEA     40.5      1927      21.9      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUL-DEC       SNOW-SEA     2         1939      -16.6     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


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