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Temp: 32°
Wind: East 6
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 21°
Relative Humidity: 64

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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 25, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 26° 112 PM 64° 1961 39° -13° 40°
Low 1159 PM -10° 1996 21° -16° 28°
Average 16°       30° -14° 34°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation T 0.22 2009 0.03 -0.03 0.00
Month to Date 0.98 0.77     0.21 1.14
SINCE MAR 1 0.98 0.77     0.21 1.14
Since Jan. 1 1.77 1.84     -0.07 2.03

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall M 0.1 0.1
Month to Date 13.6     6.3 7.3
SINCE MAR 1 13.6     6.3 7.3
SINCE JUL 1 43.5     3.5 0.0
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 49 35 14 31
Month to Date 1308 1039 269 701
SINCE MAR 1 1308 1039 269 701
SINCE JUL 1 8309 8189 120 6538

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

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 40° 68° 1946
Temperature Low 21° -13° 1964
   
March 26 2013
Sunrise 719 AM CDT
Sunset 751 PM CDT
March 27 2013
Sunrise 717 AM CDT
Sunset 752 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.)
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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.