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Conditions: Light Snow
Temp: 29°
Wind: East 15
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 24°
Relative Humidity: 82
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Seven Day Forecast

Tonight the clouds will continue to roll in. Low near 27*, with an east wind at 10-20 mph. Light snow will develop into the morning hours and some areas could see accumulations of 1-3", with higher amounts further to the southeast towards the Twin Cities. High of 36* with a east wind becoming northeast at 20-30 mph.

The rest of this week should remain mostly dry. However on Saturday there is a chance to see some rain showers. Highs will return to mild conditions. Warmer air will surge in for the weekend. Expect highs this weekend back into the 60's, and could continue into next week.

-Meteorologist John Wheeler


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September 16, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 69° 418 PM 93° 1979 71° -2° 68°
Low 46° 140 AM 26° 1973 47° -1° 45°
Average 58°       59° -1° 57°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 0.99 1992 0.09 -0.09 T
Month to Date 2.98 1.53     1.45 0.10
SINCE SEP 1 2.98 1.53     1.45 0.10
Since Jan. 1 24.90 17.59     7.31 11.32

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 SEP 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 7 7 0 8
Month to Date 39 79 -40 58
SINCE SEP 1 39 79 -40 58
SINCE JUL 1 73 129 -56 76

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 1 -1 0
Month to Date 55 34 21 45
SINCE SEP 1 55 34 21 45
SINCE JAN 1 673 539 134 790

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 70° 92° 1998
Temperature Low 47° 25° 1918
   
September 17 2013
Sunrise 708 AM CDT
Sunset 734 PM CDT
September 18 2013
Sunrise 709 AM CDT
Sunset 732 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.