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Conditions: Light Snow
Temp: 28°
Wind: East 15
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 23°
Relative Humidity: 81
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Seven Day Forecast

Good Morning! Light snow continues to fall in some areas, but will come to an end later this morning. Accumulations should remain under 2" for the most part. Some could locally see up to 3". The heaviest snow will fall around the Twin Cities and Duluth. Expecting a high near 36*, with a northeast wind at 15-30 mph. The sky will clear for tonight, and it will be chilly. Low near 22*, with a north wind at 10-20 mph.

Drier weather mover in for the end of the week, with temperatures returning to the 40s, and even near 50 by Friday. The next chance of rain returns on Saturday, as warmer air moves in. Highs will be back into the 60s on Easter Sunday, and that warm weather will continue for next week.

Have a great day!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


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April 15, 2014

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 34° 648 PM 87° 1913 56° -22° 36°
Low 12° 506 AM 15° 1935 33° -21° 30°
Average 23°       44° -21° 33°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 1.00 1910 0.04 -0.04 0.22
Month to Date 0.46 0.60     -0.14 1.77
SINCE MAR 1 1.18 1.90     -0.72 3.21
Since Jan. 1 2.06 3.21     -1.15 5.40

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 2.9 2011 0.1 0.1
Month to Date 0.5     1.8 1.3
SINCE MAR 1 5.8     0.9 5.1
SINCE JUL 1 33.4     8.9 5.5
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 42 21 21 32
Month to Date 413 372 41 541
SINCE MAR 1 1729 1524 205 2011
SINCE JUL 1 9006 8202 804 8602

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 0 0 0
Month to Date 0 0 0 0
SINCE MAR 1 0 0 0 0
SINCE JAN 1 0 0 0 0

Wind

  Observed
Highest Speed 3
Highest Direction 3
Highest Gust Speed 3
Highest Guest Direction 3

Relative Humidity

  Observed Time
Highest 3 3
Lowest 3 3
Average 3  

Forecast

Skycover POSSIBLE SUNSHINE: MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER: 0.4
Conditions NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 57° 89° 2002
Temperature Low 33° 13° 1973
   
April 16 2014
Sunrise 638 AM CDT
Sunset 817 PM CDT
April 17 2014
Sunrise 636 AM CDT
Sunset 818 PM CDT

Source: National Weather Service Climate Report

Wind
(mph)
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
0 35° 30° 25° 20° 15° 10° -5° -10° -15° -20° -25° -30° -35° -40° -45°
5 31 25 9 13 7 -1 -5 -11 -16 -22 -28 -34 -40 -46 -52 -57 -72
10 27 21 15 9 3 -4 -10 -16 -22 -28 -35 -41 -47 -53 -59 -66 -77
15 25 19 13 6 0 -7 -13 -19 -26 -35 -39 -45 -51 -58 -64 -71 -81
20 24 17 11 4 -2 -9 -15 -22 -29 -35 -37 -44 -55 -61 -68 -74 -84
25 23 16 9 3 -4 -11 -17 -24 -31 -37 -44 -51 -58 -64 -71 -78 -87
30 22 15 8 1 -5 -12 -19 -26 -33 -39 -46 -53 -60 -67 -73 -80 -89
35 21 14 7 0 -7 -14 -21 -28 -34 -41 -48 -55 -62 -69 -76 -82 -91
40 20 13 6 -1 -8 -15 -22 -29 -36 -43 -50 -57 -64 -71 -78 -84 -93
45 19 12 5 -2 -9 -16 -23 -30 -37 -44 -51 -58 -65 -72 -79 -86 -93
50 19 12 4 -3 -10 -17 -24 -31 -38 -45 -52 -60 -67 -74 -81 -89 -95
55 18 11 4 -3 -11 -18 -25 -32 -39 -46 -54 -61 -68 -75 -82 -89 -97
60 17 10 3 -4 -11 -19 -26 -33 -40 -48 -55 -62 -69 -76 -84 -91 -98

     Increasing Danger (Frostbite in 30 min.)
     Heightened Danger (Frostbite in 10 min.)
     Great Danger (Frostbite in 5 min.)

Differences Between the new and old systems

  • Wind speed is now calculated for 5 feet off the ground. Wind speed was previously based on observations at 33 feet.
  • The calm wind threshold was lowered to 3mph.
  • A consistent standard for skin tissue resistance is now in use.
  • Measurements are based on how wind affects the human face, typically the most exposed portion of the body.
  • The table incorporates the theory that heat is lost from the body depending on its surroundings
  • The sun's impact is not factored into the wind chill temperature formula.