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Conditions: Light Rain and Breezy
Temp: 45°
Wind: Southeast 21
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 40°
Relative Humidity: 83

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Good Afternoon! We will continue to have scattered showers for the afternoon and into the evening. We will be fighting to hit 50*, with a southeast wind at 20-35 mph. The rain shower will end during the overnight hours, and the wind will diminish. Low near 41*, with a south/southeast wind at 10-20 mph.

Scattered showers will be possible on Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will be close to 60 on Thursday, but will fall into the 50s for Friday and Saturday. The only dry day looks to be Saturday, as more rain showers will move in late Sunday, and will continue into Monday. Temperatures will be even cooler, with highs in the 40s.

-Meteorologist Kellen Peters


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April 28, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 62° 1000 AM 91° 1952 62° 59°
Low 35° 1159 PM 15° 1950 35° 40°
Average 49°       48° 50°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 0.65 1954 0.05 -0.05 T
Month to Date 0.78 0.91     -0.13 1.22
SINCE MAR 1 1.76 1.87     -0.11 3.01
Since Jan. 1 2.55 2.94     -0.39 3.90

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 4.9 1990 0.0 0.0
Month to Date 6.5     2.5 4.0
SINCE MAR 1 20.1     9.7 0.4
SINCE JUL 1 50.0     6.9 3.1
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 16 17 -1 15
Month to Date 943 662 281 532
SINCE MAR 1 2509 1897 612 1361
SINCE JUL 1 9510 9047 463 7198

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: 0.4
Conditions NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 62° 90° 1985
Temperature Low 35° 12° 1958
   
April 29 2013
Sunrise 614 AM CDT
Sunset 839 PM CDT
April 30 2013
Sunrise 612 AM CDT
Sunset 841 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.