WDAY.com

WDAZ: Your Home Team

Weather

Conditions: Overcast
Temp: 39°
Wind: Southeast 12
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 38°
Relative Humidity: 96

StormTracker blog
North Dakota Road Reports
Minnesota Road Reports
South Dakota Road Reports

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


Sign up to receive weather alerts.

CURRENT CONDITIONS FROM NOAA
North Dakota | Minnesota | South Dakota | Manitoba | National | International


WDAZ Weather Cam

This is the view looking north from the WDAZ studio at 2220 South Washington in Grand Forks, ND.

WDAZ weathercam
Switch City:
Date Search
   
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Weather Key:
  indicates negative numbers
R  indicates record was set or tied
MM  indicates data missing
T  indicates trace amount

March 24, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 25° 456 PM 69° 1945 39° -14° 55°
Low 19° 458 AM -21° 1974 20° -1° 32°
Average 22°       29° -7° 44°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.01 0.61 2009 0.03 -0.02 T
Month to Date 0.98 0.74     0.24 1.14
SINCE MAR 1 0.98 0.74     0.24 1.14
Since Jan. 1 1.77 1.81     -0.04 2.03

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.3 M 0.2 0.1
Month to Date 13.6     6.2 7.4
SINCE MAR 1 13.6     6.2 7.4
SINCE JUL 1 43.5     3.4 0.1
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 43 36 7 21
Month to Date 1259 1004 255 670
SINCE MAR 1 1259 1004 255 670
SINCE JUL 1 8260 8154 106 6507

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 LIGHT SNOW
FOG

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 39° 64° 1961
Temperature Low 21° -10° 1996
   
March 25 2013
Sunrise 721 AM CDT
Sunset 749 PM CDT
March 26 2013
Sunrise 719 AM CDT
Sunset 751 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.