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Conditions: Fog/Mist
Temp: 43°
Wind: South 7
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 41°
Relative Humidity: 93
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Seven Day Forecast

Good Afternoon! The rain has ended for the most part, but a few showers or thundershowers will be possible again late this afternoon. High near 60*, with a south wind, shifting west at 10-20 mph. The sky will clear out tonight. Expecting a low near 38*, with a west wind at 5-10 mph.

Friday and Saturday will be mostly dry, with highs into the 50s and possible lower 60s. Another storm system will move into the Plains this weekend, and will begin to spread rain back into the area on Sunday. That rain will continue for Monday, with highs in the 40s. Dry weather returns by Tuesday, with highs back into the 50s.

Have a great day!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


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March 18, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 32° 441 AM 78° 2012 37° -5° 78°
Low 1159 PM -19° 1923 21° -17° 60°
Average 18°       29° -11° 69°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.14 0.64 1968 0.05 0.09 0.00
Month to Date 1.38 0.74     0.64 0.38
SINCE MAR 1 1.38 0.74     0.64 0.38
Since Jan. 1 3.57 2.05     1.52 1.91

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 1.4 3.7 1932 0.3 1.1
Month to Date 14.6     6.3 8.3
SINCE MAR 1 14.6     6.3 8.3
SINCE JUL 1 51.7     4.3 7.4
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 47 36 11 0
Month to Date 859 729 130 526
SINCE MAR 1 859 729 130 526
SINCE JUL 1 7450 7407 43 5953

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 0 0 4
Month to Date 0 0 0 4
SINCE MAR 1 0 0 0 4
SINCE JAN 1 0 0 0 4

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: 0.8
Conditions LT FREEZING RAIN
HEAVY SNOW
SNOW
LIGHT SNOW
FOG
FOG W/VISIBILITY <= 1/4 MILE
HAZE

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 38° 76° 2012
Temperature Low 21° -14° 1883
   
March 19 2013
Sunrise 732 AM CDT
Sunset 739 PM CDT
March 20 2013
Sunrise 730 AM CDT
Sunset 740 PM CDT

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.