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Temp: 47°
Wind: South 5
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 35°
Relative Humidity: 63

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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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May 20, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 55° MM 91° 1980 69° -14° 70°
Low 50° MM 28° 2002 43° 39°
Average 53°       56° -3° 55°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 1.42 1.57 1987 0.10 1.32 0.00
Month to Date 3.31 1.63     1.68 0.98
SINCE MAR 1 5.90 3.60     2.30 4.18
Since Jan. 1 6.69 4.67     2.02 5.07

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 12 9 3 10
Month to Date 274 250 24 145
SINCE MAR 1 2825 2178 647 1534
SINCE JUL 1 9826 9328 498 7371

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 1 -1 0
Month to Date 4 5 -1 16
SINCE MAR 1 4 6 -2 16
SINCE JAN 1 4 6 -2 16

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: 0.9
Conditions RAIN
LIGHT RAIN
FOG

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 70° 101° 1964
Temperature Low 43° 27° 2008
   
May 21 2013
Sunrise 543 AM CDT
Sunset 909 PM CDT
May 22 2013
Sunrise 542 AM CDT
Sunset 910 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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     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.