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Conditions: Light Rain and Breezy
Temp: 45°
Wind: Southeast 21
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 41°
Relative Humidity: 86

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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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May 14, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 77° 1145 AM 91° 1976 68° 85°
Low 47° 1041 PM 24° 1945 41° 46°
Average 62°       54° 66°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.19 0.70 1982 0.09 0.10 0.00
Month to Date 0.19 1.08     -0.89 0.47
SINCE MAR 1 2.78 3.05     -0.27 3.67
Since Jan. 1 3.57 4.12     -0.55 4.56

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 3 11 -8 0
Month to Date 241 189 52 101
SINCE MAR 1 2792 2117 675 1490
SINCE JUL 1 9793 9267 526 7327

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 0 0 1
Month to Date 4 0 4 3
SINCE MAR 1 4 1 3 3
SINCE JAN 1 4 1 3 3

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 THUNDERSTORM
HEAVY RAIN
LIGHT RAIN
FOG
HAZE

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 68° 97° 1987
Temperature Low 41° 27° 1946
   
May 15 2013
Sunrise 550 AM CDT
Sunset 901 PM CDT
May 16 2013
Sunrise 549 AM CDT
Sunset 902 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.