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Conditions: A Few Clouds
Temp: 38°
Wind: Northeast 10
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 23°
Relative Humidity: 55
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Good afternoon everyone! The snow has moved on to the southeast through central MN and the Twin Cities. It will continue be a cloudy one today, but clearing off near the evening hours. High near 36*, with a northeast wind at 15-30 mph.

The sky will clear tonight, but will it will cool off. Low near 22*, with a north wind at 10-20 mph.

Thursday will bring more sunshine with partly cloudy skies. High near 42* and a N wind at 5-15 mph. Drier weather seems to be the story for the end of the week, with temperatures returning to the 40s, and even near 50 by Friday. The start of next week, including Easter, will be back into the 60s. The warmer trend of weather will continue on for next week.

Have a great afternoon!
-Meteorologist Kellen Peters


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April 11, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 36° 403 AM 85° 1968 53° -17° 50°
Low 28° 1159 PM 2000 31° -3° 15°
Average 32°       42° -10° 33°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.29 1.00 1974 0.04 0.25 0.00
Month to Date 0.84 0.43     0.41 T
SINCE MAR 1 2.28 1.73     0.55 0.78
Since Jan. 1 4.47 3.04     1.43 2.31

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 2.9 3.8 1995 0.1 2.8
Month to Date 3.1     1.4 1.7
SINCE MAR 1 17.7     0.5 7.2
SINCE JUL 1 54.8     8.5 6.3
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 33 23 10 32
Month to Date 406 285 121 210
SINCE MAR 1 1876 1437 439 934
SINCE JUL 1 8467 8115 352 6361

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 HEAVY SNOW
SNOW
LIGHT SNOW
FOG
FOG W/VISIBILITY <= 1/4 MILE
HAZE

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 54° 76° 1954
Temperature Low 31° 1881
   
April 12 2013
Sunrise 645 AM CDT
Sunset 812 PM CDT
April 13 2013
Sunrise 643 AM CDT
Sunset 813 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.)
     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.