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Temp: 39°
Wind: Southeast 10
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 38°
Relative Humidity: 96

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Seven Day Forecast

Good Morning! The rain has ended for the most part, but a few showers will pass through early this morning. More spotty showers will develop during the afternoon. Between this, we should see some sunshine, so temperatures will be warmer than yesterday. High near 57*, with a south wind, shifting west at 10-20 mph. The sky will clear out tonight. Expecting a low near 36*, with a west wind at 5-10 mph.

Friday and Saturday will be mostly dry, with highs into the 50s and possible lower 60s. Another storm system will move into the Plains this weekend, and will begin to spread rain back into the area on Sunday. That rain will continue for Monday, with highs in the 40s. Dry weather returns by Tuesday, with highs back into the 50s.

Have a great day!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


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March 04, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 27° MM 53° 2000 28° -1° 18°
Low 24° MM -22° 1960 10° 14° -8°
Average 26°       19°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.34 1.66 1966 0.03 0.31 0.06
Month to Date 0.35 0.12     0.23 0.14
SINCE MAR 1 0.35 0.12     0.23 0.14
Since Jan. 1 1.14 1.19     -0.05 1.03

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 8.3 M 0.3 8.0
Month to Date 8.4     1.2 7.2
SINCE MAR 1 8.4     1.2 7.2
SINCE JUL 1 38.3     8.4 0.1
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 39 46 -7 60
Month to Date 183 187 -4 203
SINCE MAR 1 183 187 -4 203
SINCE JUL 1 7184 7337 -153 6040

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 0 0 0
Month to Date 0 0 0 0
SINCE MAR 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: 1.0
Conditions HEAVY SNOW
SNOW
LIGHT SNOW
FOG
FOG W/VISIBILITY <= 1/4 MILE

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 28° 62° 2000
Temperature Low 11° -25° 2003
   
March 05 2013
Sunrise 701 AM CST
Sunset 620 PM CST
March 06 2013
Sunrise 659 AM CST
Sunset 621 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.