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Conditions: Fair
Temp: 43°
Wind: West 7
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 15°
Relative Humidity: 32
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Good Afternoon! It's a sunny day, but chilly. 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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September 21, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 64° 351 PM 96° 1937 68° -4° 68°
Low 40° 619 AM 24° 1882 45° -5° 39°
Average 52°       57° -5° 54°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 0.99 1883 0.08 -0.08 0.02
Month to Date 3.11 1.90     1.21 0.12
SINCE SEP 1 3.11 1.90     1.21 0.12
Since Jan. 1 25.03 17.96     7.07 11.34

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 T 2007 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 13 9 4 11
Month to Date 69 121 -52 124
SINCE SEP 1 69 121 -52 124
SINCE JUL 1 103 171 -68 142

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 1 -1 0
Month to Date 62 39 23 45
SINCE SEP 1 62 39 23 45
SINCE JAN 1 680 544 136 790

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: 0.2
Conditions NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 68° 101° 1936
Temperature Low 45° 23° 1995
   
September 22 2013
Sunrise 714 AM CDT
Sunset 724 PM CDT
September 23 2013
Sunrise 716 AM CDT
Sunset 722 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.