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Temp: 60°
Wind: Variable 6
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 40°
Relative Humidity: 48

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Happy Easter everyone! We are going to have a beautiful one today. High near 71*, with a south wind at 5-15 mph.

There is a chance to see a few scattered showers in the area as a cold front will move through Sunday night. Low of 42* with a SW wind at 5-15 mph.

Cooler air will arrive for Monday, with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Our next chance of rain will be Wednesday through Friday. Highs will dropping into the 50s and 60s, but by Friday, temperatures will fall into the 40s.

Happy Easter!
-Meteorologist Kellen Peters


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April 14, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 39° 529 PM 79° 1963 53° -14° 71°
Low 25° 403 AM 1950 30° -5° 42°
Average 32°       41° -9° 57°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.27 0.50 1967 0.03 0.24 0.00
Month to Date 0.60 0.40     0.20 0.78
SINCE MAR 1 1.58 1.36     0.22 2.57
Since Jan. 1 2.37 2.43     -0.06 3.46

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 1.4 4.3 1991 0.1 1.3
Month to Date 4.1     1.6 2.5
SINCE MAR 1 17.7     8.8 8.9
SINCE JUL 1 47.6     6.0 1.6
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 33 24 9 8
Month to Date 538 382 156 270
SINCE MAR 1 2104 1617 487 1099
SINCE JUL 1 9105 8767 338 6936

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: 0.7
Conditions LIGHT RAIN
SNOW
LIGHT SNOW
FOG

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 54° 76° 1981
Temperature Low 30° 2000
   
April 15 2013
Sunrise 639 AM CDT
Sunset 819 PM CDT
April 16 2013
Sunrise 637 AM CDT
Sunset 821 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

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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.