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Conditions: Fair
Temp: 34°
Wind: Northeast 7
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 18°
Relative Humidity: 52
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Good Afternoon! It's a sunny day, but chilly. High near 45*, with a north wind at 5-10 mph. A few clouds will move in through tonight, but overall, it sky will be clear. Low near 31*, with a northeast wind at 0-10 mph.

Clouds will be on the increase Friday, and it will be windy as well. Rain will develop over western North Dakota, and will spread into our area during the night. Drier conditions move in for Saturday, with temperatures warming into the 60s. Highs will remain in the 60s to near 70 through the middle of next week. A storm system will move in for Wednesday, and will bring showers and thunderstorms to the area, along with slightly cooler air.

Have a great Thursday!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


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February 18, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 30° 305 AM 52° 1981 25° 39°
Low -1° 1159 PM -31° 1966 -8° 13°
Average 15°       16° -1° 26°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.04 0.55 1991 0.03 0.01 0.00
Month to Date 1.22 0.33     0.89 0.02
SINCE DEC 1 2.56 1.86     0.70 0.96
Since Jan. 1 2.19 1.03     1.16 0.60

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.5 5.6 1991 0.3 0.2
Month to Date 14.4     4.1 0.3
SINCE DEC 1 28.7     6.5 2.2
SINCE JUL 1 37.1     5.1 2.0
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 50 49 1 39
Month to Date 920 940 -20 786
SINCE DEC 1 4144 4246 -102 3409
SINCE JUL 1 6053 6208 -155 4955

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 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: 1.0
Conditions HEAVY SNOW
SNOW
LIGHT SNOW
FOG
FOG W/VISIBILITY <= 1/4 MILE
HAZE
BLOWING SNOW

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 25° 52° 1930
Temperature Low -29° 1929
   
February 19 2013
Sunrise 724 AM CST
Sunset 558 PM CST
February 20 2013
Sunrise 723 AM CST
Sunset 600 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.