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Conditions: Fair and Breezy
Temp: 68°
Wind: West 22
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 31°
Relative Humidity: 25
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Good Evening! Today has certainly been a mild one, with temperatures into the 60s. It will only get better for Easter. The sky will remain mostly clear tonight. Low near 39*, with a light wind. Easter will be sunny and mild. High near 74*, with a south wind at 5-15 mph.

A cold front will move through Sunday night, and will bring some scattered showers to the area. Cooler air will arrive for Monday, with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s. The weather remains dry Monday and Tuesday, but rain chances return Wednesday through Friday. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s, but by Friday, temperatures will fall into the 40s.

Happy Easter!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


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November 20, 2012

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 51° 253 PM 63° 1890 34° 17° 22°
Low 20° 608 AM -16° 1921 18°
Average 36°       26° 10° 12°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 1.43 1977 0.04 -0.04 0.00
Month to Date 0.39 0.72     -0.33 0.23
SINCE SEP 1 2.73 5.44     -2.71 1.40
Since Jan. 1 13.95 21.50     -7.55 23.56

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 2.0 1977 0.3 0.3
Month to Date 2.2     4.4 2.2
SINCE SEP 1 5.8     5.1 0.7
SINCE JUL 1 5.8     5.1 0.7
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 29 39 -10 53
Month to Date 616 663 -47 607
SINCE SEP 1 1475 1489 -14 1223
SINCE JUL 1 1493 1539 -46 1224

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 0 0 0
Month to Date 0 0 0 0
SINCE SEP 1 50 46 4 95
SINCE JAN 1 795 551 244 694

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: 0.2
Conditions FOG
HAZE

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 34° 58° 2006
Temperature Low 17° -14° 1896
   
November 21 2012
Sunrise 739 AM CST
Sunset 447 PM CST
November 22 2012
Sunrise 741 AM CST
Sunset 446 PM CST

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.)
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     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.