April 2006 Climate Summary for the Twin Cities

Listed below is a summary of April for the Twin Cities from the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHANHASSEN MN
425 AM CDT SAT MAY 13 2006

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...THE TWIN CITIES CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2006...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1971 TO 2000
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1891 TO 2006

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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MONTHLY REPORT APRIL 2006    MSP   AIRPORT

TEMPS            ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
AVERAGE MAX       63.4    57.0    6.4    WARMER      8W
AVERAGE MIN       43.7    36.2    7.5    WARMER      2W
MONTH   MEAN      53.6    46.6    7.0    WARMER      3W

DAILY   MAX        84 APR-13-2006
DAILY   MIN        29 APR-04-2006
RECORD  HIGHS      1
RECORD  LOWS       0

HDD              ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
TOTAL   MONTH     334     560     -226   WARMER      3W
TOTAL   SEASON    6405    7610   -1205   WARMER      1W

CDD              ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
TOTAL   MONTH      1       4       -3    COOLER     NRN
TOTAL   ANNUAL     1       4       -3    COOLER     NRN

PCP              ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
MONTH   TOTAL     5.97    2.31    3.66   WETTER      2W
ANNUAL  TOTAL     9.01    6.00    3.01   WETTER      8W
DAILY   MAX       2.58 APR-06-2006
RECORD  PCP        2

SNW              ACTUAL   AVG    DEPART            RANK
MONTH   TOTAL     0.0     3.1     -3.1   DRIER       1D
SEASON  TOTAL     44.4    55.8   -11.4   DRIER      NRN
DAILY   MAX       0.0  APR-01-2006
MAX     DEPTH      0   APR-01-2006
RECORD  SNW        0

MONTHLY EXTREMES FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME APRIL   EXTREME   YEAR   DEPART            RANK
WARMEST MAX       66.9    1987    9.9   WARMEST      1W
COLDEST MAX       44.1    1950   -12.9  COLDEST      1C
WARMEST MIN       46.2    1915    10.0  WARMEST      1W
COLDEST MIN       28.3    1907    -7.9  COLDEST      1C
WARMEST MEAN      56.0    1915    9.4   WARMEST      1W
COLDEST MEAN      36.9    1950    -9.7  COLDEST      1C
WARMEST HDD       297     1915    -263  WARMEST      1W
COLDEST HDD       834     1950    274   COLDEST      1C
WARMEST CDD        36     1952     32   WARMEST      1W
COLDEST CDD        0      2000     -4   COLDEST      1C
WETTEST PCP       7.00    2001    4.69  WETTEST      1W
DRIEST  PCP       0.16    1987   -2.15   DRIEST      1D
SNOWIESTSNW       16.9    1928    13.8  WETTEST      1W
DRIEST  SNW        0      2006    -3.1   DRIEST      1D

WIND    MPH    ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART
MONTH AVERAGE   10.8    12.1    -1.3

DAILY PEAK GUST   39 MPH  E  APR-16-2006
DAILY FAST 1-MIN  36 MPH  E  APR-16-2006

SUNSHINE MINUTES PERCENT  ANNUAL  HOURS  PERCENT
GAINED     89      22      327     5.5      79
LOST        0       0       0       0       0

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

TEMP    COUNT
MAXIMUM  ACTUAL  AVERAGE DEPART
<=32     0       1       -1      WARMER
>=50     28      22      6       WARMER
>=60     19      13      6       WARMER
>=70     11      5       6       WARMER
>=80     1       1       0       NORMAL
>=90     0       0       0       NORMAL

TEMP    COUNT
MINIMUM  ACTUAL  AVERAGE DEPART
<= 32    2       9       -7      WARMER
<= 20    0       1       -1      WARMER
<= 10    0       0       0       NORMAL
<= 0     0       0       0       NORMAL
<= -10   0       0       0       NORMAL
>= 50    6       2       4       WARMER

PCP     COUNT
         ACTUAL  AVERAGE DEPART
T(ONLY)  6       4       2       WETTER
>= 0.01  8       12      -4      DRIER
>= 0.10  6       6       0       NORMAL
>= 0.25  6       4       2       WETTER
>= 0.50  4       1       3       WETTER
>= 1.00  2       0       2       WETTER

SNW     COUNT
         ACTUAL  AVERAGE DEPART
T(ONLY)  0       3       -3      DRIER
>= 0.1   0       2       -2      DRIER
>= 1.0   0       1       -1      DRIER
>= 1.5   0       1       -1      DRIER
>= 2.0   0       0       0       NORMAL
>= 3.0   0       0       0       NORMAL

NEW DAILRECORDS         LISTING         PREVIOUS
NEW DAILSET/TIE AMOUNT   DATE / YEAR    SET/TIE OLD     YEAR
PCP     NEW->     1.06    APR-02-2006   OLD->     1.06  1977
PCP     NEW->     2.58    APR-06-2006   OLD->     1.50  2001
PCP-MONTH-EXT-NEW-> 2.58  APR-06-2006   OLD-> 2.22 APR-27-1975
HI-MIN  NEW->      59     APR-11-2006   OLD->      57  1977
MAX     NEW->      84     APR-13-2006   OLD->      78  1938 1976


3-MONTH DATA
FMA     2006    ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART             RANK
FMA-06  MAX       44.3    42.0    2.3   WARMER      20W
FMA-06  MIN       27.1    23.8    3.3   WARMER      15W
FMA-06  MEAN      35.7    32.9    2.8   WARMER      19W
FMA-06  HDD       2554    2867    -313  WARMER      17W
FMA-06  CDD        1       4       -3   COOLER      NRN
FMA-06  PCP       8.30    4.96    3.34  WETTER       6W
FMA-06  SNW       22.5    21.7    0.8   SNOWIER     41D

3-MONTH EXTREMES FOR COMPARISON
EXTREME FMA     EXTREME   YEAR   DEPART            RANK
WARMEST MAX       51.9    1987    9.9   WARMEST      1W
COLDEST MAX       30.8    1936   -11.2  COLDEST      1C
WARMEST MIN       30.6    1987    6.8   WARMEST      1W
COLDEST MIN       15.6    1965    -8.2  COLDEST      1C
WARMEST MEAN      41.3    1987    8.4   WARMEST      1W
COLDEST MEAN      23.2    1936    -9.7  COLDEST      1C
WARMEST HDD       2085    1987    -782  WARMEST      1W
COLDEST HDD       3714    1936    847   COLDEST      1C
WARMEST CDD        36     1952     32   WARMEST      1W
COLDEST CDD        0      2000     -4   COLDEST      1C
WETTEST PCP       9.86    1965    4.90  WETTEST      1W
DRIEST  PCP       0.93    1987   -4.03  DRIEST       1D
SNOWIEST SNW      54.7    1962    33.0  SNOWIEST     1W
DRIEST  SNW       3.3     1987   -18.4  DRIEST       1D

ANNUAL DATA
JAN-APR 2006        ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART         RANK
JAN-APR-06 MAX       41.8    37.0    4.8   WARMER    6W
JAN-APR-06 MIN       26.0    19.0    7.0   WARMER    3W
JAN-APR-06 MEAN      34.0    28.0    6.0   WARMER    3W
JAN-APR-06 HDD-ANN   3677    4483    -806  WARMER    3W
JAN-APR-06 HDD-SEA   6405    7610   -1205  WARMER    1W
JAN-APR-06 CDD        1       4       -3   COOLER   NRN
JAN-APR-06 PCP       9.01    6.00    3.01  WETTER    8W
JAN-APR-06 SNW-ANN   24.8    35.2   -10.4  DRIER    44D
JAN-APR-06 SNW-SEA   44.4    55.8   -11.4  DRIER    NRN

ANNUAL  EXTREMES FOR COMPARISON
JAN-APR         EXTREME   YEAR   DEPART            RANK
MAX     JAN-APR   46.2    1987    9.2   WARMEST      1W
MAX     JAN-APR   25.9    1936   -11.1  COLDEST      1C
MIN     JAN-APR   26.7    1931    7.7   WARMEST      1W
MIN     JAN-APR   10.8    1936    -8.2  COLDEST      1C
MEAN    JAN-APR   36.3    1987    8.3   WARMEST      1W
MEAN    JAN-APR   18.4    1936    -9.6  COLDEST      1C
HDD     JAN-APR   3435    1987   -1048  WARMEST      1W
HDD     JAN-APR   5606    1936    1123  COLDEST      1C
HDD      SEASON   6405    2006   -1205  WARMEST      1W
HDD      SEASON   8852    1936    1242  COLDEST      1C
CDD     JAN-APR    36     1952     32   WARMEST      1W
CDD     JAN-APR    0      2000     -4   COLDEST      1C
PCP     JAN-APR  10.68    1975    4.68  WETTEST      1W
PCP     JAN-APR   1.56    1987   -4.44  DRIEST       1D
SNW     JAN-APR   69.5    1982    34.3  WETTEST      1W
SNW     JAN-APR   8.3     1931   -26.9  DRIEST       1D
SNW     SEASON    98.4    1984    42.6  SNOWIEST     1W
SNW     SEASON    14.2    1931   -41.6  DRIEST       1D
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