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Conditions: Light Rain Fog/Mist and Breezy
Temp: 42°
Wind: Southeast 24
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 39°
Relative Humidity: 89

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We will continue to have scattered showers for the evening. Mostly cloudy skies and diminishing wind tonight. Low near 40*, with a southeast wind at 10-20 mph.

Tomorrow will have variable clouds with a few scattered showers. High near 57* with a south wind becoming west at 10-20 mph.

Scattered showers will be possible Friday and temperatures will fall into the 50s for the weekend.

-Meteorologist John Wheeler


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March 14, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 28° 448 PM 57° 1981 33° -5° 54°
Low 640 AM -21° 1956 15° -9° 33°
Average 17°       24° -7° 44°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.01 0.69 1973 0.03 -0.02 0.00
Month to Date 0.54 0.42     0.12 0.44
SINCE MAR 1 0.54 0.42     0.12 0.44
Since Jan. 1 1.33 1.49     -0.16 1.33

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.3 M 0.3 0.0
Month to Date 11.1     4.1 7.0
SINCE MAR 1 11.1     4.1 7.0
SINCE JUL 1 41.0     1.3 0.3
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 48 41 7 21
Month to Date 680 622 58 541
SINCE MAR 1 680 622 58 541
SINCE JUL 1 7681 7772 -91 6378

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: 0.8
Conditions LIGHT SNOW
FOG
FOG W/VISIBILITY <= 1/4 MILE

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 33° 59° 2012
Temperature Low 16° -15° 1997
   
March 15 2013
Sunrise 741 AM CDT
Sunset 735 PM CDT
March 16 2013
Sunrise 739 AM CDT
Sunset 736 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.