Climatological Report (Monthly)
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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
230 PM CDT WED APR 01 2015

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...THE TWIN CITIES MN  CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF  MARCH 2015...

CLIMATE     NORMAL    PERIOD    1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE     RECORD    PERIOD    1871 TO 2015

            WEATHER   OBSERVED  NORMAL    DEPART    LAST YEARS
            VALUE     DATE(S)     VALUE   FROM      VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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MONTHLY      REPORT     MARCH      2015      MSP     AIRPORT

TEMPS                   ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
AVERAGE     MAX          45.3      41.3      4.0      WARMER    19   WARM
AVERAGE     MIN          25.6      24.3      1.3      WARMER    34   WARM
MONTH       MEAN         35.5      32.8      2.7      WARMER    25   WARM

DAILY       MAX               70 MAR-15-2015
DAILY       MIN               -7 MAR-05-2015

HDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH        906       998       -92      WARMER    25   WARM
TOTAL       SEASON       6871      6788       83      COOLER   NEAR  NORM

CDD                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
TOTAL       MONTH         0         0         0       NORMAL    61   WARM
TOTAL       ANNUAL        0         0         0       NORMAL    61   WARM

PCP                     ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        0.67      1.89     -1.22     DRIER     19   DRY
ANNUAL      TOTAL        1.36      3.56     -2.20     DRIER     67   DRY
DAILY       MAX             0.20  MAR-22-2015

SNW                     ACTUAL     AVG      DEPART             RANK
MONTH       TOTAL        6.8       10.3      -3.5     DRIER     57    DRY
SEASON      TOTAL        32.1      52.0     -19.9     DRIER     40    DRY
DAILY       MAX              3.1 MAR-22-2015
MAX         DEPTH              4 MAR-23-2015

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      -474    WARMEST     1   WARM
MARCH       HDD          1478      1899      480     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
MONTH       AVERAGE      10.0      10.0      0.0
DAILY PEAK  GUST     48 MPH NORTHWEST MAR-29-2015
DAILY FAST  2-MINUTE 37 MPH NORTHWEST MAR-29-2015

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
3 MONTH     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JAN-MAR        233        0        3.9       0.0        56       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
1 MOTNH     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
MARCH           97        0        1.6       0.0        23       0

SUNSHINE    MINUTES   MINUTES   HOURS     HOURS     PERCENT   PERCENT
3-MONTH     MIN-GAIN  MIN-LOSS  HOUR-GAIN HOUR-LOSS PCT-GAIN  PCT-LOSS
JFM            233        0        3.9       0.0        56       0

WEATHER                 ACTUAL
TYPE           NCDC     COUNT
1=FOG/MIST                0
2=FOG DENSE    1.5        0
3=THUNDER      1.0        0
4=IP/SLEET                0
5=HAIL                    0
6=FRZ RAIN                0
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                0
9=BLWG SNW                0

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MAXIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<=32           5.9        6         7         -1      WARMER
>=50                      13        8         6       WARMER
>=60                      7         3         4       WARMER
>=70                      1         1         0       WARMER
>=80                      0         0         0       COOLER
>=90           0.0        0         0         0       NORMAL

TEMP           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
MINIMUM       NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
<= 32          23.8       22        24        -2      WARMER
<= 20                     8         10        -2      WARMER
<= 10                     5         4         1       COOLER
<= 0           1.0        2         1         1       COOLER
<= -10                    0         0         0       WARMER
>= 50                     0         1         -1      COOLER

PRECIP         NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  4         6         -2      DRIER
>= 0.01        9.3        5         9         -4      DRIER
>= 0.10        4.8        4         5         -1      DRIER
>= 0.25                   0         2         -2      DRIER
>= 0.50        0.9        0         1         -1      DRIER
>= 1.00        0.2        0         0         0       DRIER

SNOW           NCDC     COUNT     NUMBER   OF DAYS
DAYS WITH A   NORMAL    ACTUAL   AVERAGE    DEPART
T (ONLY)                  2         4         -2      DRIER
>= 0.1         5.4        5         5         0       DRIER
>= 1.0         2.7        3         3         0      SNOWIER
>= 1.5                    2         2         0       NORMAL
>= 2.0                    1         1         0       DRIER
>= 3.0                    1         1         0       DRIER

NEW DAILY    EXTREME
MAX TEMP        2
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
WARM MAX    TIED->        66        MAR-10-2015     TIES->      66   2012
WARM MAX    NEW->         70        MAR-15-2015     OLD->       69   1927

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
3-MONTH     DATA      JANUARY   FEBRUARY  MARCH     (JFM)
JFM         2015      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART               RANK
JFM-15      MAX       30.2      31.3      30.2      WARMER     NEAR  NORM
JFM-15      MIN       13.6      14.9      13.6      WARMER     NEAR  NORM
JFM-15      MEAN      21.9      23.1      -1.2      COOLER     NEAR  NORM
JFM-15      HDD       3825      3765      60        COOLER     NEAR  NORM
JFM-15      CDD       0         0         0         NORMAL      61   WARM
JFM-15      PRECIP    1.36      3.56      -2.20     DRIER        8   DRY
JFM-15      SNOW      17.1      30.2      -13.0     DRIER       30   DRY

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      -884      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-FEB-MAR HDD       5355      1875      1590      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      FEBRUARY  MARCH
FEB+MAR     2015      ACTUAL    NORMAL    DEPART    COOLER     RANK
FEB+MAR     MAX       32.4      35.1      -2.7      COOLER      74   COLD
FEB+MAR     MIN       14.3      18.6      -4.3      COOLER      62   COLD
FEB+MAR     MEAN      23.4      26.8      -3.5      COOLER      68   COLD
FEB+MAR HDD 2 MONTH   2407      2234      173       COOLER      74   COLD
JUL - MAR-15HDD-SEA   6871      6788      83        COOLER     NEAR  NORM
FEB+MAR     CDD       0         0         0         NORMAL      N/A
FEB+MAR     PRECIP    1.02      2.66      -1.64     DRIER       67   DRY
FEB+MAR SNW 2 MONTH   11.7      18.0      -6.3      DRIER       33   DRY
JUL - MAR-15SNOW-SEA  32.1      52.0      -19.9     DRIER       40   DRY



ANNUAL EXTREMES WARMEST/COLDEST/WETTEST ON RECORD  FOR COMPARISON
EXTREMES    FEB+MAR   EXTREME   YEAR      DEPART               RANK
JAN-MAR     MAX       47.1      1878      12.0      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-MAR     MAX       19.3      1875      -15.8     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-MAR     MIN       29.9      2012      11.4      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-MAR     MIN       -0.8      1875      -19.4     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-MAR     MEAN      38.2      1878      11.3      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-MAR     MEAN      9.3       1875      -17.5     COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-MAR     HDD-ANN   1548      1878      -686      WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-MAR     HDD-ANN   3241      1875      1007      COLDEST      1   COLD
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA   5287      2012      -1501     WARMEST      1   WARM
JUL-MAR     HDD-SEA   8594      1875      1806      COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-MAR     CDD       36        1952      36        WARMEST      1   WARM
JAN-MAR     CDD       0         2014      NORMAL    COLDEST      1   COLD
JAN-MAR     PRECIP    6.34      1965      3.68      WETTEST      1   WET
JAN-MAR     PRECIP    0.50      1883      -2.16     DRIEST       1   DRY
JAN-MAR     SNOW-ANN  48.8      1965      30.8      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JAN-MAR     SNOW-ANN  3.0       1968      -15.0     DRIEST       1   DRY
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA  90.2      1982      38.2      SNOWIEST     1   WET
JUL-MAR     SNOW-SEA  14.2      1931      -37.8     DRIEST       1   DRY

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CARLYON


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