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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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December 05, 2012

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 40° 1153 PM 54° 1939 26° 14° 17°
Low 15° 1201 AM -18° 1972 10°
Average 28°       18° 10° 10°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation T 0.73 1960 0.03 -0.03 T
Month to Date 0.06 0.14     -0.08 T
SINCE DEC 1 0.06 0.14     -0.08 T
Since Jan. 1 14.21 21.92     -7.71 23.59

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 5.8 1909 0.3 0.3
Month to Date 0.0     1.7 1.7
SINCE DEC 1 0.0     1.7 1.7
SINCE JUL 1 8.4     0.3 1.9
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 37 47 -10 55
Month to Date 165 231 -66 219
SINCE DEC 1 165 231 -66 219
SINCE JUL 1 2074 2193 -119 1765

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 0 0 0
Month to Date 0 0 0 0
SINCE DEC 1 0 0 0 0
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: 0.1
Conditions LIGHT RAIN

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 26° 65° 1939
Temperature Low -26° 1972
   
December 06 2012
Sunrise 758 AM CST
Sunset 439 PM CST
December 07 2012
Sunrise 759 AM CST
Sunset 439 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.