National Weather Service 2006 Twin Cities Weather Summary

2006 will be remembered as another warm year in the Twin Cities. The year finished as the 3rd warmest on record going back to 1891. The average annual temperature was 49.3 degrees, which is four degrees above normal. Just like in 2005, the main reason for the warm finish was due to warm overnight minimums. January 2006 was the warmest January since the pioneer record, again helped along by the mild overnight low temperatures.

Listed below is the National Weather Service Annual Summary for the Twin Cities.

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
430 AM CST MON JAN 1 2007

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...THE TWIN CITIES  ANNUAL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR 2006...
              CLIMATE NORMAL  PERIOD  1971 TO 2000
              CLIMATE RECORD  PERIOD  1891 TO 2006
MSP
ANNUAL          REPORT   2006  MSP     AIRPORT

TEMPS                  ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART             RANK
ANNUAL         MAX       57.8    54.7    3.1   WARMER       4W
ANNUAL         MIN       40.8    35.9    4.9   WARMER       2W
ANNUAL         AVG       49.3    45.3    4.0   WARMER       3W
                                                         RANK
WARMEST        MONTH     79.7  JUL-2006  1.5   WARMER       3W
COLDEST        MONTH     20.0  FEB-2006  -0.1  COOLER      NRN
WARMEST        DAY     MAX       101     JUL-31-2006
COLDEST        DAY     MIN       -13     FEB-18-2006

FREEZE         DATA    TEMP    DATE                    AVERAGE
LAST           <=32       29     APR-08-2006   SPRING    APR-24
FIRST          <=32       28     OCT-11-2006   AUTUMN    OCT-06
GROWING        SEASON  LENGTH       187 DAYS    DAYS     166
SUB ZERO       DATA    TEMP    DATE
LAST MIN       <=ZERO    -13     FEB-18-2006   SPRING
FIRST MIN      <=ZERO     -1     DEC-07-2006   AUTUMN

HEATING        DEGREE  DAYS    (HDD)
HDD            BASE 65  ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
TOTAL          ANNUAL    6618    7876   -1258  WARMER       4W
TOTAL          SEASON    6611    7876   -1265  WARMER       1W
COOLING        DEGREE  DAYS    (CDD)
CDD            BASE 65  ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
TOTAL          ANNUAL    1051    699     352   WARMER       9W

PCP                     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
ANNUAL           2006   27.57   29.41   -1.84  DRIER       NRN
WETTEST         MONTH    6.90  AUG-2006  2.85  WETTER       6W
DRIEST          MONTH    0.32  FEB-2006 -0.33  DRIER       23D
WETTEST          DAY     2.69    AUG-02-2006
FIRST          THUNDER   MAR-11-2006
LAST           THUNDER   NOV-28-2006
TOTAL          THUNDER       39DAYS

SNW                     ACTUAL   AVG    DEPART            RANK
ANNUAL         2006      29.3    55.9   -26.6  DRIER       18D
SEASON         2005-06   44.4    55.9   -11.5  DRIER       58D
MAX SNW        MONTH     20.4 MAR-2006   10.0  WETTER      10W
MAX SNW        DAILY        9.9  MAR-13-2006
MAX SNW        DEPTH         12  MAR-16-2006
SNOWFALL                        AMOUNT  DATE
LAST           TRACE   >= T       T      MAR-24-2006   SPRING
LAST           TENTH   >= 0.1    0.1     MAR-23-2006   SPRING
LAST           INCH    >= 1.0    5.8     MAR-16-2006   SPRING
FIRST          TRACE   >= T       T      OCT-11-2006   AUTUMN
FIRST          TENTH   >= 0.1    0.1     NOV-10-2006   AUTUMN
FIRST          INCH    >= 1.0    1.0     DEC-21-2006   AUTUMN

WEATHER
TYPE                    COUNT
1=FOG/MIST               120
2=FOG DENSE               7
3=THUNDER                 39
4=IP/SLEET                4
5=HAIL                    2
6=FRZ RAIN                9
7=BLWG DUST               0
8=HAZE/SMK                99
9=BLWG SNW                1
WIND           MPH      ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART
ANNUAL         AVERAGE   9.1     10.4    -1.3
PEAK           GUST       46      W      OCT-13-2006
FASTEST        1-MINUTE   36      E      APR-16-2006

POSSIBLE         MON     MON     MON     MON     ANN     ANN     ANN     ANN
SUNSHINE         GAIN    GAIN    LOSS    LOSS    GAIN    GAIN    LOSS    LOSS
MINUTES          MIN     PCT     MIN     PCT     MIN     PCT     MIN     PCT
JANUARY           56      14      0       0       56      14      0       0
FEBRUARY           80      19      0       0      140      34      0       0
MARCH             98      24      0       0      238      58      0       0
APRIL             89      22      0       0      327      79      0       0
MAY               69      17      0       0      396      96      0       0
JUNE              16      4       -5      -1     412     100      -5      -1
JULY              0       0      -49     -12     412     100     -54     -13
AUGUST            0       0      -86     -21     412     100     -140    -34
SEPTEMBER         0       0      -93     -23     412     100     -233    -57
OCTOBER           0       0      -92     -22     412     100     -325    -79
NOVEMBER          0       0      -69     -17     412     100     -394    -96
DECEMBER          4       1      -18      -4     412     100     -412    -100
ANNUAL           412             -412
TEMP            COUNT   NUMBER OF DAYS
MAXIMUM         ACTUAL AVERAGE  DEPART
<=32              43      72     -29   WARMER
>=50             219     215      4    WARMER
>=60             169     174      -5   COOLER
>=70             136     128      8    WARMER
>=80              89      67      22   WARMER
>=90              20      14      6    WARMER

TEMP            COUNT   NUMBER OF DAYS
MINIMUM         ACTUAL AVERAGE  DEPART
<= 32            147     151      -4   WARMER
<= 20             57      86     -29   WARMER
<= 10             26      50     -24   WARMER
<= 0              3       26     -23   WARMER
<= -10            2       9       -7   WARMER
>= 50            138     126      12   WARMER
PCP             COUNT   NUMBER OF DAYS
               ACTUAL AVERAGE  DEPART
T (ONLY)          63      68      -5   DRIER
>= 0.01          106     118     -12   DRIER
>= 0.10           48      63     -15   DRIER
>= 0.25           29      38      -9   DRIER
>= 0.50           17      18      -1   DRIER
>= 1.00           7       5       2    WETTER

SNW             COUNT   NUMBER OF DAYS
               ACTUAL AVERAGE  DEPART
T (ONLY)          35      37      -2   DRIER
>= 0.1            20      40     -20   DRIER
>= 1.0            7       17     -10   DRIER
>= 1.5            5       11      -6   DRIER
>= 2.0            4       8       -4   DRIER
>= 3.0            3       5       -2   DRIER
ACTUAL          DAILY  EXTREME   EACH   MONTH
2006             WARM   COLD     COLD    WARM  WARM      COLD    MAX     MAX
MONTH            MAX     MAX     MIN     MIN   MEAN      MEAN    PCP     SNW
JAN-06            48      23      5       32      39      19     0.16    0.9
FEB-06            43      8      -13      26      35      -2     0.12    1.5
MAR-06            56      27      10      43      49      19     0.78    9.9
APR-06            84      43      29      59      66      40     2.58     0
MAY-06            97      50      39      75      86      46     0.46     0
JUN-06            91      63      49      68      79      58     1.15     0
JUL-06           101      78      59      80      91      71     0.71     0
AUG-06            88      70      58      72      79      68     2.69     0
SEP-06            83      51      38      63      73      47     0.63     0
OCT-06            84      36      24      58      71      30     0.18     0
NOV-06            72      18      7       53      63      13     0.66    0.1
DEC-06            50      13      -1      34      41      6      0.98    3.2

ANN-06           101      8      -13      80      91      -2     2.69    9.9
NEW             DAILY  RECORD  EXTREME  SET OR EQUALED
COUNT BY         TYPE    EACH   MONTH
2006             WARM   COLD     COLD    WARM    MAX     MAX   CROSS
MONTH            MAX     MAX     MIN     MIN     PCP     SNW   TOTAL
JAN-06            0       0       0       1       0       0       1
FEB-06            0       0       0       0       0       0       0
MAR-06            1       0       0       0       1       1       3
APR-06            1       0       0       1       2       0       4
MAY-06            1       0       0       3       0       0       4
JUN-06            0       0       0       0       0       0       0
JUL-06            0       0       0       4       0       0       4
AUG-06            0       0       0       0       1       0       1
SEP-06            0       0       0       0       0       0       0
OCT-06            0       0       0       0       0       0       0
NOV-06            0       0       0       1       0       0       1
DEC-06            0       0       0       3       2       0       5
                                                                 23
ANN-06            3       0       0       13      6       1       23

NEW DAILY      RECORDS         LISTING         PREVIOUS
NEW DAILY      SET/TIE AMOUNT  DATE    YEAR    SET/TIE     OLD YEAR
HI-MIN         NEW->      32     JAN-02-2006   OLD->      31     1992    1997
MAX            TIE->      56     MAR-102006    TIES->     56     1977
PCP            NEW->     0.78    MAR-132006    OLD->     0.69    1986    1917
SNW            NEW->     9.9     MAR-132006    OLD->     9.4     1940
PCP            NEW->     1.06    APR-022006    OLD->     1.06    1977
PCP            NEW->     2.58    APR-062006    OLD->     1.5     2001
PCP-MON-EX     NEW->     2.58    APR-062006    OLD->     2.22    APR-27-1975
                      DAILY   PRECIP  EXTREME MONTH    APRIL
HI-MIN         NEW->      59     APR-112006    OLD->      57     1977
MAX            NEW->      84     APR-132006    OLD->      78     1976    1938
HI-MIN         NEW->      67     MAY-242006    OLD->      64     1944    1928
HI-MIN         NEW->      75     MAY-282006    OLD->      70     1969
HI-MIN         NEW->      74     MAY-292006    OLD->      69     1988    1934  1895
MAX            NEW->      94     MAY-292006    OLD->      91     1988    1934
HI-MIN         TIE->      76     JUL-28-2006   TIES->     76     1916
HI-MIN         TIE->      80     JUL-29-2006   TIES->     80     1917
HI-MIN         NEW->      79     JUL-30-2006   OLD->      78     1933    1955
HI-MIN         NEW->      80     JUL-31-2006   OLD->      77     1976    2001
PCP            NEW->     2.69    AUG-02-2006   OLD->     2.39    1956
HI-MIN         TIE->      53     NOV-08-2006   TIES->     53     1977
HI-MIN         NEW->      34     DEC-28-2006   OLD->      30     1940
HI-MIN         NEW->      34     DEC-29-2006   OLD->      33     1965
HI-MIN         NEW->      34     DEC-30-2006   OLD->      32     1929    1931
PCP            NEW->     0.98    DEC-31-2006   OLD->     0.48    1911
MONTHLY LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
...NOTE THE ABBREVIATION...NRN = NEAR NORMAL...

MONTHLY        DATA     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JAN-06         MAX       34.4    21.9    12.5  WARMER       3W
JAN-06         MIN       22.7    4.3     18.4  WARMER       1W
JAN-06         MEAN      28.6    13.1    15.5  WARMER       1W
JAN-06         HDD       1123    1616    -493  WARMER       1W
JAN-06         CDD        0       0       0    NORMAL      N/A
JAN-06         PCP       0.71    1.04   -0.33  DRIER       55D
JAN-06         SNW       2.3     13.5   -11.2  DRIER        8D
MONTHLY        DATA     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
FEB-06         MAX       28.6    28.4    0.2   WARMER      36W
FEB-06         MIN       11.4    11.8    -0.4  COOLER      NRN
FEB-06         MEAN      20.0    20.1    -0.1  COOLER      NRN
FEB-06         HDD       1253    1273    -20   WARMER      38W
FEB-06         CDD        0       0       0    NORMAL      N/A
FEB-06         PCP       0.32    0.79   -0.47  DRIER       23D
FEB-06         SNW       2.1     8.2     -6.1  DRIER       11D

MONTHLY        DATA     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
MAR-06         MAX       40.9    40.6    0.3   WARMER      38W
MAR-06         MIN       26.2    23.5    2.7   WARMER      24W
MAR-06         MEAN      33.6    32.1    1.5   WARMER      40W
MAR-06         HDD       967     1034    -67   WARMER      36W
MAR-06         CDD        0       0       0    NORMAL      N/A
MAR-06         PCP       2.01    1.86    0.15  WETTER      37W
MAR-06         SNW       20.4    10.4    10.0  SNOWIER     10W
MONTHLY        DATA     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
APR-06         MAX       63.4    57.0    6.4   WARMER       8W
APR-06         MIN       43.7    36.2    7.5   WARMER       2W
APR-06         MEAN      53.6    46.6    7.0   WARMER       3W
APR-06         HDD       334     560     -226  WARMER       3W
APR-06         CDD        1       4       -3   COOLER      NRN
APR-06         PCP       5.97    2.31    3.66  WETTER       2W
APR-06         SNW        0      3.1     -3.1  DRIER        1D

MONTHLY        DATA     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
MAY-06         MAX       71.2    70.1    1.1   WARMER      29W
MAY-06         MIN       52.6    48.6    4.0   WARMER      10W
MAY-06         MEAN      61.9    59.4    2.5   WARMER      19W
MAY-06         HDD       187     222     -35   WARMER      28W
MAY-06         CDD        99      41      58   WARMER       6W
MAY-06         PCP       1.66    3.24   -1.58  DRIER       18D
MAY-06         SNW        0      0.1     -0.1  DRIER        1D
MONTHLY        DATA     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JUN-06         MAX       80.9    79.0    1.9   WARMER      NRN
JUN-06         MIN       61.0    57.8    3.2   WARMER      21W
JUN-06         MEAN      71.0    68.4    2.6   WARMER      23W
JUN-06         HDD        19      44     -25   WARMER      21W
JUN-06         CDD       205     146      59   WARMER      28W
JUN-06         PCP       2.81    4.34   -1.53  DRIER       34D
JUN-06         SNW        0      NONE RECORED NORMAL      N/A
MONTHLY        DATA     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JUL-06         MAX       89.8    83.3    6.5   WARMER       3W
JUL-06         MIN       69.5    63.0    6.5   WARMER       4W
JUL-06         MEAN      79.7    73.2    6.5   WARMER       3W
JUL-06         HDD        0       7       -7   WARMER       1W
JUL-06         CDD       460     259     201   WARMER       3W
JUL-06         PCP       1.29    4.04   -2.75  DRIER       14D
JUL-06         SNW        0       0      0.0   NORMAL      N/A

MONTHLY        DATA     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
AUG-06         MAX       80.6    80.4    0.2   WARMER      56W
AUG-06         MIN       63.6    60.8    2.8   WARMER      16W
AUG-06         MEAN      72.1    70.6    1.5   WARMER      33W
AUG-06         HDD        0       20     -20   WARMER       1W
AUG-06         CDD       230     190      40   WARMER      38W
AUG-06         PCP       6.90    4.05    2.85  WETTER       6W
AUG-06         SNW        0       0      0.0   NORMAL      N/A
MONTHLY        DATA     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
SEP-06         MAX       67.9    71.1    -3.2  COOLER      20C
SEP-06         MIN       51.4    50.8    0.6   WARMER      NRN
SEP-06         MEAN      59.7    61.0    -1.3  COOLER      31C
SEP-06         HDD       196     178      18   COOLER      35C
SEP-06         CDD        44      56     -12   COOLER      42D
SEP-06         PCP       2.44    2.69   -0.25  DRIER       55D
SEP-06         SNW        0       T       -T   DRIER       N/A

MONTHLY        DATA     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
OCT-06         MAX       55.0    58.3    -3.3  COOLER      17C
OCT-06         MIN       36.8    38.9    -2.1  COOLER      16C
OCT-06         MEAN      45.9    48.6    -2.7  COOLER      14C
OCT-06         HDD       597     516      81   COOLER      14C
OCT-06         CDD        12      3       9    WARMER      16W
OCT-06         PCP       0.41    2.11    -1.7  DRIER       10D
OCT-06         SNW        T      0.6     -0.6  DRIER       37D
MONTHLY        DATA     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
NOV-06         MAX       45.2    40.1    5.1   WARMER      23W
NOV-06         MIN       28.4    24.8    3.6   WARMER      29W
NOV-06         MEAN      36.8    32.5    4.3   WARMER      29W
NOV-06         HDD       839     978     -139  WARMER      28W
NOV-06         CDD        0       0      0.0   NORMAL      N/A
NOV-06         PCP       0.92    1.94   -1.02  DRIER       50D
NOV-06         SNW       0.2     10.0    -9.8  DRIER        7D

MONTHLY        DATA     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
DEC-06         MAX       35.8    26.3    9.5   WARMER       6W
DEC-06         MIN       22.4    10.9    11.5  WARMER       5W
DEC-06         MEAN      29.1    18.6    10.5  WARMER       6W
DEC-06         HDD       1103    1428    -325  WARMER       6W
DEC-06         CDD        0       0      0.0   NORMAL      N/A
DEC-06         PCP       2.13    1.00    1.13  WETTER       9W
DEC-06         SNW       4.3     10.0    -5.7  DRIER       36D
ANNUAL           2006  ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART             RANK
ANN-06         MAX       57.8    54.7    3.1   WARMER       4W
ANN-06         MIN       40.8    35.9    4.9   WARMER       2W
ANN-06         MEAN      49.3    45.3    4.0   WARMER       3W
ANN-06         HDD-ANN   6618    7876   -1258  WARMER       4W
JUL-JUN-06     HDD-SEA   6611    7876   -1265  WARMER       1W
ANN-06         CDD       1051    699     352   WARMER       9W
ANN-06         PCP      27.57   29.41   -1.84  DRIER       NRN
ANN-06         SNW-ANN   29.3    55.9   -26.6  DRIER       18D
JUL-JUN-06     SNW-SEA   44.4    55.9   -11.5  DRIER       NRN

3 MONTH LISTING WITH NORMALS...DEPARTURES AND RANKINGS
...NOTE THE ABBREVIATION...NRN = NEAR NORMAL...
3-MONTH        DATA
NDJ            2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
NDJ-06         MAX       34.5    21.4    13.1  WARMER      10W
NDJ-06         MIN       21.8    10.8    11.0  WARMER       5W
NDJ-06         MEAN      28.2    16.1    12.1  WARMER       6W
NDJ-06         HDD       3371    4022    -651  WARMER       6W
NDJ-06         CDD        0       0       0    NORMAL      N/A
NDJ-06         PCP       3.21    3.98   -0.77  DRIER       NRN
NDJ-06         SNW       21.9    33.5   -11.6  DRIER       56D

3-MONTH        DATA
DJF            2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
DJF-06         MAX       29.2    25.2    3.7   WARMER      17W
DJF-06         MIN       16.1    9.0     7.1   WARMER       8W
DJF-06         MEAN      22.7    17.3    5.4   WARMER      10W
DJF-06         HDD       3779    4317    -538  WARMER       9W
DJF-06         CDD        0       0       0    NORMAL      N/A
DJF-06         PCP       2.00    2.83   -0.83  DRIER       37D
DJF-06         SNW       18.9    31.7   -12.8  DRIER       38D
3-MONTH        DATA
JFM            2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JFM-06         MAX       34.6    30.3    4.3   WARMER       8W
JFM-06         MIN       20.1    13.2    6.9   WARMER       6W
JFM-06         MEAN      27.4    21.8    5.6   WARMER       7W
JFM-06         HDD       3343    3923    -580  WARMER       5W
JFM-06         CDD        0       0       0    NORMAL      N/A
JFM-06         PCP       3.04    3.69   -0.65  DRIER       57D
JFM-06         SNW       24.8    32.1    -7.0  DRIER       NRN

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        DATA
MAM            2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
MAM-06         MAX       58.5    55.9    2.6   WARMER      11W
MAM-06         MIN       40.8    36.1    4.7   WARMER       2W
MAM-06         MEAN      49.7    46.0    3.7   WARMER       7W
MAM-06         HDD       1488    1816    -328  WARMER       7W
MAM-06         CDD       100      45      55   WARMER       8W
MAM-06         PCP      10.00    7.41    2.59  WETTER      23W
MAM-06         SNW       20.4    13.6    6.8   SNOWIER     37D

3-MONTH        DATA
AMJ            2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
AMJ-06         MAX       71.8    68.7    3.1   WARMER       8W
AMJ-06         MIN       52.4    47.5    4.9   WARMER       1W
AMJ-06         MEAN      62.2    58.1    4.1   WARMER       5W
AMJ-06         HDD       540     826     -286  WARMER       4W
AMJ-06         CDD       305     191     114   WARMER      11W
AMJ-06         PCP      10.44    9.89    0.55  WETTER      46W
AMJ-06         SNW       0.0     3.2     -3.2  DRIER        1D
3-MONTH        DATA
MJJ            2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
MJJ-06         MAX       80.6    77.5    3.1   WARMER       9W
MJJ-06         MIN       61.0    56.5    4.5   WARMER       3W
MJJ-06         MEAN      70.9    67.0    3.9   WARMER       4W
MJJ-06         HDD       206     273     -67   WARMER      17W
MJJ-06         CDD       764     446     318   WARMER       5W
MJJ-06         PCP       5.76   11.62   -5.86  DRIER        6D
MJJ-06         SNW       0.0     0.1     -0.1  DRIER        1D

3-MONTH        DATA
JJA            2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JJA-06         MAX       83.8    80.9    2.9   WARMER       9W
JJA-06         MIN       64.7    60.5    4.2   WARMER       1W
JJA-06         MEAN      74.3    70.7    3.6   WARMER       3W
JJA-06         HDD        19      71     -52   WARMER       7W
JJA-06         CDD       895     595     300   WARMER       8W
JJA-06         PCP      11.00   12.43   -1.43  DRIER       NRN
JJA-06         SNW       0.0     0.0     0.0   NORMAL      N/A
3-MONTH        DATA
JAS            2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JAS-06         MAX       79.4    78.3    1.1   WARMER      40W
JAS-06         MIN       61.5    58.2    3.3   WARMER      10W
JAS-06         MEAN      70.5    68.3    2.2   WARMER      17W
JAS-06         HDD       196     205      -9   WARMER      NRN
JAS-06         CDD       734     505     229   WARMER      10W
JAS-06         PCP      10.63   10.78   -0.15  DRIER       NRN
JAS-06         SNW       0.0      T       -T   DRIER       N/A

3-MONTH        DATA
ASO            2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
ASO-06         MAX       67.8    69.9    -2.1  COOLER      18C
ASO-06         MIN       50.6    50.2    0.4   WARMER      NRN
ASO-06         MEAN      59.2    60.1    -0.9  COOLER      29C
ASO-06         HDD       793     714      79   COOLER      16C
ASO-06         CDD       286     249      37   WARMER      51W
ASO-06         PCP       9.75    8.85    0.90  WETTER      35W
ASO-06         SNW        T      0.6     -0.6  DRIER       30D
3-MONTH        DATA
SON            2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
SON-06         MAX       56.0    56.5    -0.5  COOLER      42C
SON-06         MIN       38.9    38.2    0.7   WARMER      NRN
SON-06         MEAN      47.5    47.4    0.1   WARMER      NRN
SON-06         HDD       1632    1672    -40   WARMER      NRN
SON-06         CDD        56      59      -3   COOLER      54C
SON-06         PCP       4.00    6.74   -2.74  DRIER       20D
SON-06         SNW       0.2     10.6   -10.4  DRIER        5D

3-MONTH        DATA
OND            2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
OND-06         MAX       45.3    41.6    3.7   WARMER      18W
OND-06         MIN       29.2    24.9    4.3   WARMER      16W
OND-06         MEAN      37.3    33.2    4.1   WARMER      17W
OND-06         HDD       2539    2922    -383  WARMER      18W
OND-06         CDD        12      3       9    WARMER      NRN
OND-06         PCP       3.46    5.05   -1.59  DRIER       NRN
OND-06         SNW       4.5     20.6   -16.1  DRIER       16D
ANNUAL         CUMULATIVE     YEAR TO DATE
ANNUAL         DATA
JANUARY        2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JAN-06         MAX       34.4    21.9    12.5  WARMER       3W
JAN-06         MIN       22.7    4.3     18.4  WARMER       1W
JAN-06         MEAN      28.6    13.1    15.5  WARMER       1W
JAN-06         HDD-ANN   1123    1616    -493  WARMER       1W
JUL-JAN-06     HDD-SEA   3851    4743    -892  WARMER       3W
JAN-06         CDD        0       0       0    NORMAL      N/A
JAN-06         PCP       0.71    1.04   -0.33  DRIER       55D
JAN-06         SNW-ANN   2.3     13.5   -11.2  DRIER        8D
JUL-JAN-06     SNW-SEA   21.9    34.1   -12.2  DRIER       55D

ANNUAL         DATA
JAN-FEB        2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JAN-FEB-06     MAX       31.5    25.2    6.3   WARMER       8W
JAN-FEB-06     MIN       17.1    8.1     9.0   WARMER       6W
JAN-FEB-06     MEAN      24.3    16.6    7.7   WARMER       7W
JAN-FEB-06     HDD-ANN   2376    2889    -513  WARMER       6W
JUL-FEB-06     HDD-SEA   5104    6016    -912  WARMER       5W
JAN-FEB-06     CDD        0       0       0    NORMAL      N/A
JAN-FEB-06     PCP       1.03    1.83   -0.80  DRIER       29D
JAN-FEB-06     SNW-ANN   4.4     21.7   -17.3  DRIER        2D
JUL-FEB-06     SNW-SEA   24.0    42.3   -18.3  DRIER       38D
ANNUAL         DATA
JAN-MAR        2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JAN-MAR-06     MAX       34.6    30.3    4.3   WARMER       8W
JAN-MAR-06     MIN       20.1    13.2    6.9   WARMER       6W
JAN-MAR-06     MEAN      27.4    21.8    5.6   WARMER       7W
JAN-MAR-06     HDD-ANN   3343    3923    -580  WARMER       5W
JUL-MAR-06     HDD-SEA   6071    7050    -979  WARMER       5W
JAN-MAR-06     CDD        0       0       0    NORMAL      N/A
JAN-MAR-06     PCP       3.04    3.69   -0.65  DRIER       57D
JAN-MAR-06     SNW-ANN   24.8    32.1    -7.3  DRIER       NRN
JUL-MAR-06     SNW-SEA   44.4    52.7    -8.3  DRIER       NRN

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
JUL-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
JUL-APR-06     SNW-SEA   44.4    55.8   -11.4  DRIER       NRN
ANNUAL         DATA
JAN-MAY        2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JAN-MAY-06     MAX       47.7    43.6    4.1   WARMER       3W
JAN-MAY-06     MIN       31.3    24.9    6.4   WARMER       2W
JAN-MAY-06     MEAN      39.5    34.3    5.2   WARMER       3W
JAN-MAY-06     HDD-ANN   3864    4705    -841  WARMER       2W
JUL-MAY-06     HDD-SEA   6592    7832   -1240  WARMER       2W
JAN-MAY-06     CDD       100      45      55   WARMER       8W
JAN-MAY-06     PCP      10.67    9.24    1.43  WETTER      30W
JAN-MAY-06     SNW-ANN   24.8    35.3   -10.5  DRIER       44D
JUL-MAY-06     SNW-SEA   44.4    55.9   -11.5  DRIER       57D

ANNUAL         DATA
JAN-JUN        2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JAN-JUN-06     MAX       53.2    49.5    3.7   WARMER       3W
JAN-JUN-06     MIN       36.3    30.4    5.9   WARMER       2W
JAN-JUN-06     MEAN      44.8    40.0    4.8   WARMER       3W
JAN-JUN-06     HDD-ANN   3883    4749    -866  WARMER       2W
JUL-JUN-06     HDD-SEA   6611    7876   -1265  WARMER       1W
JAN-JUN-06     CDD       305     191     114   WARMER      11W
JAN-JUN-06     PCP      13.48   13.58   -0.10  DRIER       NRN
JAN-JUN-06     SNW-ANN   24.8    35.3   -10.5  DRIER       44D
JUL-JUN-06     SNW-SEA   44.4    55.9   -11.5  DRIER       NRN
ANNUAL         DATA
JAN-JUL        2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JAN-JUL-06     MAX       58.5    54.3    4.2   WARMER       2W
JAN-JUL-06     MIN       41.0    35.0    6.0   WARMER       1W
JAN-JUL-06     MEAN      49.8    44.7    5.1   WARMER       2W
JAN-JUL-06     HDD-ANN   3883    4756    -873  WARMER       2W
JUL-JUL-06     HDD-SEA    0       7       -7   WARMER       1W
JAN-JUL-06     CDD       765     450     315   WARMER       5W
JAN-JUL-06     PCP      14.77   17.62   -2.85  DRIER       36D
JAN-JUL-06     SNW-ANN   24.8    35.3   -10.5  DRIER       44D
JUL-JUL-06     SNW-SEA   0.0     0.0     0.0   NORMAL      N/A

ANNUAL         DATA
JAN-AUG        2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JAN-AUG-06     MAX       61.2    57.6    3.6   WARMER       3W
JAN-AUG-06     MIN       43.8    38.3    5.5   WARMER       1W
JAN-AUG-06     MEAN      52.6    47.9    4.7   WARMER       2W
JAN-AUG-06     HDD(ANN)  3883    4776    -893  WARMER       2W
JUL-AUG-06     HDD(SEA)   0       27     -27   WARMER       1W
JAN-AUG-06     CDD       995     640     355   WARMER       6W
JAN-AUG-06     PCP      21.67   21.67    0.00  NORMAL      NRN
JAN-AUG-06     SNW(ANN)  24.8    35.3   -10.5  DRIER       44D
JUL-AUG-06     SNW(SEA)  0.0     0.0     0.0   NORMAL      N/A
ANNUAL         DATA
JAN-SEP        2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JAN-SEP-06     MAX       62.0    59.1    2.9   WARMER       4W
JAN-SEP-06     MIN       44.7    39.6    5.1   WARMER       2W
JAN-SEP-06     MEAN      53.4    49.4    4.0   WARMER       3W
JAN-SEP-06     HDD-ANN   4079    4954    -875  WARMER       4W
JUL-SEP-06     HDD-SEA   196     205      -9   WARMER      NRN
JAN-SEP-06     CDD       1039    696     343   WARMER       9W
JAN-SEP-06     PCP      24.11   24.36   -0.25  DRIER       NRN
JAN-SEP-06     SNW-ANN   24.8    35.3   -10.5  DRIER       44D
JUL-SEP-06     SNW-SEA   0.0      T       -T   DRIER        1D

ANNUAL         DATA
JAN-OCT        2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JAN-OCT-06     MAX       61.3    59.0    2.3   WARMER       6W
JAN-OCT-06     MIN       43.9    39.6    4.3   WARMER       2W
JAN-OCT-06     MEAN      52.6    49.3    3.3   WARMER       4W
JAN-OCT-06     HDD-ANN   4676    5470    -794  WARMER       6W
JUL-OCT-06     HDD-SEA   793     721      72   COOLER      18C
JAN-OCT-06     CDD       1051    699     352   WARMER       9W
JAN-OCT-06     PCP      24.52   26.47   -1.95  DRIER       52D
JAN-OCT-06     SNW-ANN   24.8    35.9   -11.1  DRIER       41D
JUL-OCT-06     SNW-SEA    T      0.6     -0.6  DRIER       30D
ANNUAL         DATA
JAN-NOV        2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JAN-NOV-06     MAX       59.8    57.3    2.5   WARMER       6W
JAN-NOV-06     MIN       42.5    38.2    4.3   WARMER       2W
JAN-NOV-06     MEAN      51.2    47.8    3.4   WARMER       4W
JAN-NOV-06     HDD-ANN   5515    6448    -933  WARMER       4W
JUL-NOV-06     HDD-SEA   1632    1699    -67   WARMER      NRN
JAN-NOV-06     CDD       1051    699     352   WARMER       9W
JAN-NOV-06     PCP      25.44   28.41   -2.97  DRIER       49D
JAN-NOV-06     SNW-ANN   25.0    45.9   -20.9  DRIER       28D
JUL-NOV-06     SNW-SEA   0.2     10.6   -10.4  DRIER        5D

ANNUAL         DATA
JAN-DEC        2006     ACTUAL  NORMAL  DEPART            RANK
JAN-DEC-06     MAX       57.8    54.7    3.1   WARMER       4W
JAN-DEC-06     MIN       40.8    35.9    4.9   WARMER       2W
JAN-DEC-06     MEAN      49.3    45.3    4.0   WARMER       3W
JAN-DEC-06     HDD-ANN   6618    7876   -1258  WARMER       4W
JUL-DEC-06     HDD-SEA   2735    3127    -392  WARMER      18W
JAN-DEC-06     CDD       1051    699     352   WARMER       9W
JAN-DEC-06     PCP      27.57   29.41   -1.84  DRIER       NRN
JAN-DEC-06     SNW-ANN   29.3    55.9   -26.6  DRIER       18D
JUL-DEC-06     SNW-SEA   4.5     20.6   -16.1  DRIER       16D
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CARLYON

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