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Temp: 39°
Wind: East 6
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 13°
Relative Humidity: 34

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Good Afternoon! It's a sunny day, but chilly. High near 42*, with a north wind at 5-10 mph. A few clouds will move in through tonight, but overall, it sky will be clear. Low near 28*, with a northeast wind at 0-10 mph.

Clouds will be on the increase Friday, and it will be windy as well. Rain will develop over western North Dakota, and will spread into our area during the night. Drier conditions move in for Saturday, with temperatures warming into the 60s. Highs will remain in the 60s to near 70 through the middle of next week. A storm system will move in for Wednesday, and will bring showers and thunderstorms to the area, along with slightly cooler air.

Have a great Thursday!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


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March 17, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 20° 1159 PM 70° 2012 34° -14° 70°
Low -23° 335 AM -14° 1967 17° -40° 36°
Average -1°       26° -27° 53°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.19 0.17 1994 0.03 0.16 0.00
Month to Date 0.83 0.51     0.32 0.44
SINCE MAR 1 0.83 0.51     0.32 0.44
Since Jan. 1 1.62 1.58     0.04 1.33

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall M 0.2 M
Month to Date 13.3     4.8 8.5
SINCE MAR 1 13.3     4.8 8.5
SINCE JUL 1 43.2     2.0 1.2
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 66 40 26 12
Month to Date 870 743 127 586
SINCE MAR 1 870 743 127 586
SINCE JUL 1 7871 7893 -22 6423

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
BLOWING SNOW

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 35° 74° 2012
Temperature Low 17° -11° 1955
   
March 18 2013
Sunrise 735 AM CDT
Sunset 739 PM CDT
March 19 2013
Sunrise 733 AM CDT
Sunset 740 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.