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Temp: 60°
Wind: West 24
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 37°
Relative Humidity: 42

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Good afternoon everyone! It is a beautiful day today and the sun is out. Some areas will break 70* today with a southwest wind at 10-25 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 35*. The wind will continue to drop in speed tonight. NW at 5-15 mph.

Easter Sunday looks mostly sunny and warmer, with a high near 69*. Wind south 5-15.

We will see a drop in temperatures the start of next week. Wednesday through Friday will bring a chance of showers.

Have a great weekend!

-Meteorologist Kellen Peters


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May 07, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 76° 548 PM 88° 1953 65° 11° 63°
Low 44° 542 AM 18° 1976 38° 47°
Average 60°       52° 55°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 0.58 1997 0.07 -0.07 0.20
Month to Date 0.00 0.47     -0.47 0.43
SINCE MAR 1 2.59 2.44     0.15 3.63
Since Jan. 1 3.38 3.51     -0.13 4.52

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 M 0.0 0.0
Month to Date 0.0     0.1 0.1
SINCE MAR 1 20.3     0.2 0.1
SINCE JUL 1 50.2     7.4 2.8
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 5 14 -9 10
Month to Date 147 103 44 52
SINCE MAR 1 2698 2031 667 1441
SINCE JUL 1 9699 9181 518 7278

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 1 -1 0
SINCE JAN 1 0 1 -1 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: 0.2
Conditions NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 66° 94° 1985
Temperature Low 39° 18° 1955
   
May 08 2013
Sunrise 559 AM CDT
Sunset 852 PM CDT
May 09 2013
Sunrise 558 AM CDT
Sunset 853 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.