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Conditions: Fair
Temp: 44°
Wind: Southeast 14
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 32°
Relative Humidity: 63

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The wind will be very strong all night over most of the region. Expect a few spotty light showers late, otherwise just a cloudy sky and winds gusting to around 40 mph. Low near 41*. Wind southeast 20-40 mph.

The wind will diminish to a moderate breeze on Saturday. Sunshine will help warm us into the 60s. Southwest wind 10-25 mph. Sunday looks mostly sunny and warmer, with a high near 69*. Wind south 5-15.

Cooler weather is expected next week with a slow-moving rain system Wednesday through Friday bringing a chance of showers.
-Meteorologist John Wheeler


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January 21, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High -8° 346 PM 45° 1942 17° -25° 19°
Low -17° 828 AM -35° 1970 -4° -13° -11°
Average -12°       -18°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 0.52 1957 0.02 -0.02 T
Month to Date 0.39 0.39     0.00 0.13
SINCE DEC 1 0.70 1.00     -0.30 0.78
Since Jan. 1 0.39 0.39     0.00 0.13

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 6.4 1952 0.3 0.3
Month to Date 3.5     7.6 4.1
SINCE DEC 1 8.8     8.3 9.5
SINCE JUL 1 18.5     7.5 9.0
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 77 59 18 61
Month to Date 1121 1231 -110 1032
SINCE DEC 1 2751 2891 -140 2351
SINCE JUL 1 4879 5090 -211 4044

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 0 0 0
Month to Date 0 0 0 0
SINCE DEC 1 0 0 0 0
SINCE JAN 1 0 0 0 0

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: 0.1
Conditions HAZE

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 17° 48° 1942
Temperature Low -4° -32° 1948
   
January 22 2013
Sunrise 807 AM CST
Sunset 514 PM CST
January 23 2013
Sunrise 806 AM CST
Sunset 515 PM CST

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.