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Conditions: Light Snow
Temp: 31°
Wind: Northeast 20
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 22°
Relative Humidity: 69
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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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December 18, 2012

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 29° 1156 PM 55° 2011 21° 55°
Low 24° 620 AM -29° 1884 19° 23°
Average 27°       13° 14° 39°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.05 0.34 1939 0.03 0.02 0.00
Month to Date 0.19 0.47     -0.28 0.03
SINCE DEC 1 0.19 0.47     -0.28 0.03
Since Jan. 1 14.34 22.25     -7.91 23.62

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.5 2.9 1992 0.4 0.1
Month to Date 2.5     6.2 3.7
SINCE DEC 1 2.5     6.2 3.7
SINCE JUL 1 10.9     4.8 3.9
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 38 52 -14 26
Month to Date 782 880 -98 752
SINCE DEC 1 782 880 -98 752
SINCE JUL 1 2691 2842 -151 2298

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: 1.0
Conditions LIGHT SNOW
FOG
HAZE

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 21° 46° 1923
Temperature Low -32° 1883
   
December 19 2012
Sunrise 809 AM CST
Sunset 440 PM CST
December 20 2012
Sunrise 809 AM CST
Sunset 441 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.