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Conditions: Overcast
Temp: 30°
Wind: Northeast 18
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 22°
Relative Humidity: 72
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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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August 21, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 85° 346 PM 103° 1947 81° 85°
Low 61° 618 AM 40° 1920 57° 52°
Average 73°       69° 69°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 1.51 1964 0.09 -0.09 0.00
Month to Date 0.25 1.61     -1.36 0.91
SINCE JUN 1 8.88 8.30     0.58 6.29
Since Jan. 1 21.78 15.11     6.67 11.21

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Month to Date 0.0     0.0 0.0
SINCE JUN 1 0.0     0.0 0.0
SINCE JUL 1 0.0     0.0 0.0
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 0 1 -1 0
Month to Date 17 17 0 18
SINCE JUN 1 96 106 -10 38
SINCE JUL 1 34 33 1 18

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 8 5 3 4
Month to Date 79 127 -48 75
SINCE JUN 1 458 436 22 616
SINCE JAN 1 487 467 20 674

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: 0.0
Conditions NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 80° 101° 1947
Temperature Low 56° 36° 1890
   
August 22 2013
Sunrise 634 AM CDT
Sunset 825 PM CDT
August 23 2013
Sunrise 635 AM CDT
Sunset 823 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.