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Conditions: Overcast
Temp: 42°
Wind: South 7
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 38°
Relative Humidity: 85
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Seven Day Forecast

Good Morning! The rain has ended for the most part, but a few showers will pass through early this morning. More spotty showers will develop during the afternoon. Between this, we should see some sunshine, so temperatures will be warmer than yesterday. 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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May 11, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 54° 313 PM 93° 1906 68° -14° 67°
Low 32° 1159 PM 19° 1946 43° -11° 42°
Average 43°       56° -13° 55°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 1.69 1944 0.09 -0.09 0.06
Month to Date 0.14 0.89     -0.75 0.27
SINCE MAR 1 3.69 3.58     0.11 2.15
Since Jan. 1 5.88 4.89     0.99 3.68

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 0.5 1946 0.0 0.0
Month to Date 0.0     0.0 0.0
SINCE MAR 1 31.3     2.4 8.9
SINCE JUL 1 68.4     0.4 8.0
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 22 10 12 10
Month to Date 180 128 52 68
SINCE MAR 1 2581 1906 675 1290
SINCE JUL 1 9172 8584 588 6717

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 1 -1 0
Month to Date 0 7 -7 2
SINCE MAR 1 0 10 -10 8
SINCE JAN 1 0 10 -10 8

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: 0.2
Conditions NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 68° 96° 1900
Temperature Low 44° 17° 1946
   
May 12 2013
Sunrise 556 AM CDT
Sunset 852 PM CDT
May 13 2013
Sunrise 554 AM CDT
Sunset 854 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.