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Conditions: Mostly Cloudy and Breezy
Temp: 40°
Wind: Northwest 23
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 33°
Relative Humidity: 77

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Today is going to be mostly sunny and cooler. Many of us will see a cloudy start to the morning, but clouds will decrease throughout the day. High around 55*. Breezy. Northwest wind 15 to 30 mph.

Tonight it will remain mostly clear and chilly. Low near 35*. Definitely one of those "make sure you shut the windows" nights before you fall asleep. Tomorrow looks to be the best day of the week with sunshine and highs in the mid to lower 60's. There is a chance of rain Wednesday through Friday. Much cooler air arrives Friday with temperatures in the 40's and cooler temperatures this weekend.

Have a great day!
Rebecca Lebak


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October 21, 2012

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 51° 1114 AM 79° 1947 52° -1° 61°
Low 38° 1159 PM 14° 1987 30° 31°
Average 45°       41° 46°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.10 0.34 1959 0.06 0.04 0.00
Month to Date 1.78 1.43     0.35 0.27
SINCE SEP 1 1.98 3.48     -1.50 3.16
Since Jan. 1 15.56 18.71     -3.15 18.92

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 1.7 1981 0.0 0.0
Month to Date 2.7     0.7 2.0
SINCE SEP 1 2.7     0.7 2.0
SINCE JUL 1 2.7     0.7 2.0
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 20 24 -4 19
Month to Date 433 410 23 242
SINCE SEP 1 689 679 10 450
SINCE JUL 1 714 761 -47 460

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 0 0 0
Month to Date 0 0 0 25
SINCE SEP 1 32 26 6 68
SINCE JAN 1 572 378 194 538

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: 0.9
Conditions LIGHT RAIN
FOG

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 51° 78° 1963
Temperature Low 30° 13° 1976
   
October 22 2012
Sunrise 759 AM CDT
Sunset 626 PM CDT
October 23 2012
Sunrise 801 AM CDT
Sunset 625 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.