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Latest Conditions (as of 10:33am on 9/26/16)     

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Current Temp:


High: 56.6 
Low: 47.6 
Current Wind: 10 mph from the WSW
Recent Gust: 16 mph
Today's High Wind: 16 mph (8:48am)
Humidity: 59%
Barometric Pressure: 29.77 in  (Steady) 
(Rate of Change) -0.009 in/hr
Dew Point: 42.5
Wind Chill: 54.2
Heat Index: 58.3
Current Temp: 56.6
(Rate of Change) 3.37/hr




5-Day Forecast for Carver County

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Clear Clear Clear Clear Clear
Mostly Cloudy Rain Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Mostly Cloudy
63 60 64 68 69
45 47 48 48 50


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Hourly Rain

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Daily Rain:

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Monthly Rain:

4.39 in

Yearly Rain:

28.78 in




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The data provided here was gathered from automated weather devices located in the scenic Minnesota River Valley town of Chaska, Minnesota, in the southwestern Twin Cities metro area. That means these values are real numbers that are up-to-date and accurate, with measurements taken every few minutes, right here in our community.  While this equipment is not official National Weather Service (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) equipment, the values provided on this web site will give you a very accurate portrayal of our local conditions any time, day or night,  Important official reports from our community, including precipitation totals and record-setting temperatures, will be posted through our Facebook and Twitter accounts (use the appropriate icons, above).




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