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Conditions: Partly Cloudy and Windy
Temp: 43°
Wind: Northwest 27
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 34°
Relative Humidity: 71

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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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March 05, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 25° 1241 AM 62° 2000 28° -3° 33°
Low 18° 1159 PM -25° 2003 11°
Average 22°       19° 18°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.04 0.46 1966 0.03 0.01 0.03
Month to Date 0.39 0.15     0.24 0.17
SINCE MAR 1 0.39 0.15     0.24 0.17
Since Jan. 1 1.18 1.22     -0.04 1.06

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.9 M 0.3 0.6
Month to Date 9.3     1.5 7.8
SINCE MAR 1 9.3     1.5 7.8
SINCE JUL 1 39.2     8.7 0.5
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 43 46 -3 47
Month to Date 226 233 -7 250
SINCE MAR 1 226 233 -7 250
SINCE JUL 1 7227 7383 -156 6087

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: 0.9
Conditions LIGHT SNOW
FOG

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 29° 58° 2000
Temperature Low 11° -25° 1955
   
March 06 2013
Sunrise 659 AM CST
Sunset 621 PM CST
March 07 2013
Sunrise 657 AM CST
Sunset 623 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.