Climate Summaries For 2012

2012 was an extremely warm year across the upper Midwest.  It tied for the warmest year on record at the Twin Cities, MN.  St. Cloud, MN saw its 2nd warmest year on record, and Eau Claire, WI experienced its 3rd warmest year in recorded history.  It was a dry year as a whole across much of the Midwest, but parts of Minnesota ended the year with near to slightly above normal precipitation amounts, primarily due to a very wet period from late spring into early summer.  The Cooling Degree Days and Heating Degree Days Departure From Normal charts really show how warm the cold season was for the latter portion of the 2011-2012 winter, and the beginning of the 2012-2013 winter.  There were even Cooling Degree Days recorded in March of 2012, which was the warmest March on record for most of the area, including at the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, and Eau Claire.  

Below you'll find additional climate tables, graphs, and charts depicting the overall climate data for 2012 across the upper midwest, including all of the NWS Twin Cities Forecast Area.  Further down this page, you'll find additional climate information for each major climate site in the NWS Twin Cities forecast area:  Twin Cities     St. Cloud   Eau Claire

 2012

Average Temperature

Departure From Normal

Precipitation

Departure From Normal

Eau Claire, WI

48.5°

+3.8°

24.26 in.

-6.72 in.

Twin Cities, MN

50.8°

+4.6°

29.59 in.

-1.02 in.

St. Cloud, MN

47.1°

+4.3°

25.03 in.

-2.70 in.

Annual Climate Summaries:   Twin Cities   St. Cloud   Eau Claire  

 

 

 

 

 

Twin Cities

Top 5 Warmest Years On Record At The Twin Cities, MN 

Rank

Average Temperature (°F)

Year(s)

1 (tie)

50.8

1931, 2012

3

49.7

1987

4

49.3

2006

5

48.8

1998

Twin Cities Annual Climate Summary

                                                                               Annual 2012 Temperature Graph For The Twin Cities, MN

 

 

Annual 2012 Precipitation Graph, Comparison to Normal, And Comparison To The Wettest And Driest Years For The Twin Cities, MN

 

 

 

St. Cloud

Top 5 Warmest Years On Record At St. Cloud, MN

Rank

Average Temperature (°F)

Year

1

47.9

1931

2

47.1

2012

3

46.6

1921

4

46.4

1987

5

46.2

1998

 St. Cloud Annual Climate Summary

                                                                                       Annual 2012 Temperature Graph For St. Cloud, MN

 

Annual 2012 Precipitation Graph, Comparison to Normal, And Comparison To The Wettest And Driest Years For St. Cloud, MN

 

 

 

 

 

Eau Claire

Eau Claire Annual Climate Summary                                                

                                                            Annual 2012 Temperature Graph For Eau Claire, WI

                                     

                                   Annual 2012 Precipitation Graph And Comparison to Normal For Eau Claire, WI

 



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