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Conditions: Overcast
Temp: 33°
Wind: East 9
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 14°
Relative Humidity: 45
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Tonight the clouds will continue to roll in. Low near 27*, with an east wind at 10-20 mph. Light snow will develop into the morning hours and some areas could see accumulations of 1-3", with higher amounts further to the southeast towards the Twin Cities. High of 36* with a east wind becoming northeast at 20-30 mph.

The rest of this week should remain mostly dry. However on Saturday there is a chance to see some rain showers. Highs will return to mild conditions. Warmer air will surge in for the weekend. Expect highs this weekend back into the 60's, and could continue into next week.

-Meteorologist John Wheeler


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November 29, 2012

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 27° 1159 PM 51° 1914 29° -2° 40°
Low 15° 753 AM -26° 1896 13°
Average 21°       21° 25°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 0.23 1927 0.03 -0.03 0.00
Month to Date 0.59 0.97     -0.38 0.24
SINCE SEP 1 2.93 5.69     -2.76 1.41
Since Jan. 1 14.15 21.75     -7.60 23.57

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 2.1 1942 0.3 0.3
Month to Date 4.8     7.5 2.7
SINCE SEP 1 8.4     8.2 0.2
SINCE JUL 1 8.4     8.2 0.2
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 44 44 0 40
Month to Date 999 1041 -42 893
SINCE SEP 1 1858 1867 -9 1509
SINCE JUL 1 1876 1917 -41 1510

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: 0.9
Conditions NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 28° 53° 1990
Temperature Low 12° -27° 1905
   
November 30 2012
Sunrise 751 AM CST
Sunset 441 PM CST
December 01 2012
Sunrise 752 AM CST
Sunset 440 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.)
     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.