Minnesota Climate Divisions

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Time (UTC) Dates must be formatted as either YYYY or a full ISO date string (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ)




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CSV

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NetCDF

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Total Precipitation: PRCP_inches | PRCP_mm

Total precipitation in inches or millimeters (mm).

 

Palmer Drought Severity Index: PDSI

This is the value (index) generated that indicates the severity of a wet or dry spell. PDSI values 0 to -.5 = normal; -0.5 to -1.0 = incipient drought; -1.0 to -2.0 = mild drought; -2.0 to -3.0 = moderate drought; -3.0 to -4.0 = severe drought; and greater than – 4.0 = extreme drought.

Modified Palmer Drought Severity Index: PMDI

The modification of the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PMDI) incorporates a weighted average of the wet and dry index terms, using the probability as the weighting factor. This is the value (index) generated that indicates the severity of a wet or dry spell. PDSI values 0 to -.5 = normal; -0.5 to -1.0 = incipient drought; -1.0 to -2.0 = mild drought; -2.0 to -3.0 = moderate drought; -3.0 to -4.0 = severe drought; and greater than – 4.0 = extreme drought.

Average Temperature: TMP_degF | TMP_degC

Average temperature reported in degrees Fahrenheit (_degF) or Celsius (_degC).

Maximum Temperature: TMAX_degF | TMAX_degC

Maximum temperature reported in degrees Fahrenheit (_degF) or Celsius (_degC).

Minimum Temperature: TMIN_degF | TMIN_degC

Minimum temperature reported in degrees Fahrenheit (_degF) or Celsius (_degC).

Heating Degree Days: HDDCDV

Heating Degree Days (HDD) accumulate on days colder than 65 degrees Fahrenheit when a heating system is required.

Cooling Degree Days: CDDCDV

Cooling Degree Days (CDD) accumulate on days warmer than 65 degrees Fahrenheit when a cooling system is required.

Featured Variable

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Total Precipitation: PRCP_inches | PRCP_mm

Total precipitation in inches or millimeters (mm).

 

Palmer Drought Severity Index: PDSI

This is the value (index) generated that indicates the severity of a wet or dry spell. PDSI values 0 to -.5 = normal; -0.5 to -1.0 = incipient drought; -1.0 to -2.0 = mild drought; -2.0 to -3.0 = moderate drought; -3.0 to -4.0 = severe drought; and greater than – 4.0 = extreme drought.

Modified Palmer Drought Severity Index: PMDI

The modification of the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PMDI) incorporates a weighted average of the wet and dry index terms, using the probability as the weighting factor. This is the value (index) generated that indicates the severity of a wet or dry spell. PDSI values 0 to -.5 = normal; -0.5 to -1.0 = incipient drought; -1.0 to -2.0 = mild drought; -2.0 to -3.0 = moderate drought; -3.0 to -4.0 = severe drought; and greater than – 4.0 = extreme drought.

Average Temperature: TMP_degF | TMP_degC

Average temperature reported in degrees Fahrenheit (_degF) or Celsius (_degC).

Maximum Temperature: TMAX_degF | TMAX_degC

Maximum temperature reported in degrees Fahrenheit (_degF) or Celsius (_degC).

Minimum Temperature: TMIN_degF | TMIN_degC

Minimum temperature reported in degrees Fahrenheit (_degF) or Celsius (_degC).

Heating Degree Days: HDDCDV

Heating Degree Days (HDD) accumulate on days colder than 65 degrees Fahrenheit when a heating system is required.

Cooling Degree Days: CDDCDV

Cooling Degree Days (CDD) accumulate on days warmer than 65 degrees Fahrenheit when a cooling system is required.

Select Variables:
Time (UTC) Dates must be formatted as either YYYY or a full ISO date string (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ)




Outputs Available

Click on the appropriate tab to learn more about the output format.

CSV

Comma Separated Values: This option will create the output as a delimited text file with values separated by commas. The data is not viewable within the web browser when this data export option is selected. The web browser will typically offer the user the option of opening the file in MS Excel or a similar spreadsheet program for display.

HTML

HyperText Markup Language: This option will display data in a structured table (with variable names and units as headings) in the user’s web browser.

 

NetCDF

Network Common Data Format: This option will download the desired data as a NetCDF file. The data is not viewable within the web browser when this data export option is selected. The user will need to save the file to disk to read the data in third-party software supporting this format.