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Temp: 68°
Wind: South 12
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 40°
Relative Humidity: 36

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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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July 18, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 88° 340 PM 95° 1977 81° 89°
Low 64° 618 AM 44° 1951 57° 65°
Average 76°       69° 77°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 2.14 2001 0.10 -0.10 0.00
Month to Date 1.29 1.99     -0.70 1.34
SINCE JUN 1 4.39 5.47     -1.08 3.72
Since Jan. 1 12.56 11.19     1.37 9.56

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 M 0.0 0.0
Month to Date 0.0     0.0 0.0
SINCE JUN 1 0.0     0.0 0.0
SINCE JUL 1 0.0     0.0 0.0
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 0 1 -1 0
Month to Date 0 19 -19 0
SINCE JUN 1 77 122 -45 42
SINCE JUL 1 0 19 -19 0

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 11 5 6 12
Month to Date 154 80 74 190
SINCE JUN 1 267 155 112 281
SINCE JAN 1 276 172 104 303

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: 0.5
Conditions NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 81° 96° 1964
Temperature Low 57° 42° 1951
   
July 19 2013
Sunrise 550 AM CDT
Sunset 920 PM CDT
July 20 2013
Sunrise 551 AM CDT
Sunset 919 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.