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Temp: 31°
Wind: East 5
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 21°
Relative Humidity: 67

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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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April 25, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 44° 346 PM 81° 1977 60° -16° 67°
Low 26° 620 AM 18° 1958 34° -8° 37°
Average 35°       47° -12° 52°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 0.78 1986 0.05 -0.05 T
Month to Date 0.78 0.77     0.01 1.13
SINCE MAR 1 1.76 1.73     0.03 2.92
Since Jan. 1 2.55 2.80     -0.25 3.81

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 3.0 1960 0.1 0.1
Month to Date 6.5     2.4 4.1
SINCE MAR 1 20.1     9.6 0.5
SINCE JUL 1 50.0     6.8 3.2
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 30 18 12 13
Month to Date 901 610 291 477
SINCE MAR 1 2467 1845 622 1306
SINCE JUL 1 9468 8995 473 7143

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: 0.3
Conditions NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 61° 90° 1952
Temperature Low 34° 18° 2002
   
April 26 2013
Sunrise 619 AM CDT
Sunset 835 PM CDT
April 27 2013
Sunrise 617 AM CDT
Sunset 837 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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     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.