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Temp: 62°
Wind: West 22
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 39°
Relative Humidity: 43

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Good afternoon everyone! It is a beautiful day today and the sun is out. Some areas will break 70* today with a southwest wind at 10-25 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 35*. The wind will continue to drop in speed tonight. NW at 5-15 mph.

Easter Sunday looks mostly sunny and warmer, with a high near 69*. Wind south 5-15.

We will see a drop in temperatures the start of next week. Wednesday through Friday will bring a chance of showers.

Have a great weekend!

-Meteorologist Kellen Peters


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March 12, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 22° 351 PM 56° 2012 32° -10° 56°
Low 1147 PM -22° 1956 14° -14° 35°
Average 11°       23° -12° 46°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.02 0.93 1990 0.03 -0.01 0.19
Month to Date 0.41 0.36     0.05 0.44
SINCE MAR 1 0.41 0.36     0.05 0.44
Since Jan. 1 1.20 1.43     -0.23 1.33

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.2 M 0.3 0.1
Month to Date 9.7     3.6 6.1
SINCE MAR 1 9.7     3.6 6.1
SINCE JUL 1 39.6     0.8 1.2
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 54 42 12 19
Month to Date 572 539 33 498
SINCE MAR 1 572 539 33 498
SINCE JUL 1 7573 7689 -116 6335

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: 0.6
Conditions LIGHT SNOW
FOG

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 32° 59° 2012
Temperature Low 15° -15° 1956
   
March 13 2013
Sunrise 745 AM CDT
Sunset 732 PM CDT
March 14 2013
Sunrise 743 AM CDT
Sunset 733 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.