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Conditions: Fair
Temp: 20°
Wind: North 6
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 16°
Relative Humidity: 85
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Good Morning! With clear skies and light winds this morning, temperatures are certainly on the chilly side. We'll see a lot of sunshine today, and it will be a bit warmer. 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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April 08, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 34° 551 AM 86° 1887 51° -17° 60°
Low 20° 1159 PM 1942 30° -10° 30°
Average 27°       40° -13° 45°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation T 2.10 1904 0.04 -0.04 0.00
Month to Date 0.55 0.32     0.23 T
SINCE MAR 1 1.99 1.62     0.37 0.78
Since Jan. 1 4.18 2.93     1.25 2.31

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 3.2 1904 0.1 0.1
Month to Date 0.2     1.1 0.9
SINCE MAR 1 14.8     0.2 4.6
SINCE JUL 1 51.9     8.2 3.7
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 38 25 13 20
Month to Date 293 214 79 113
SINCE MAR 1 1763 1366 397 837
SINCE JUL 1 8354 8044 310 6264

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 0 0 0
Month to Date 0 0 0 0
SINCE MAR 1 0 0 0 6
SINCE JAN 1 0 0 0 6

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 FOG

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 52° 86° 1887
Temperature Low 30° 1997
   
April 09 2013
Sunrise 650 AM CDT
Sunset 808 PM CDT
April 10 2013
Sunrise 648 AM CDT
Sunset 809 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

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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.