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Temp: 33°
Wind: Northeast 15
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 11°
Relative Humidity: 40

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Good Morning! Light snow continues to fall in some areas, but will come to an end this morning. Accumulations will remain under 1". The heaviest snow will fall around the Twin Cities and Duluth. Expecting a high near 35*, with a northeast wind at 15-30 mph. The sky will clear for tonight, and it will be chilly. Low near 20*, with a north wind at 10-20 mph.

Drier weather mover in for the end of the week, with temperatures returning to the 40s, and even near 50 by Friday. The next chance of rain returns on Saturday, as warmer air moves in. Highs will be back into the 60s on Easter Sunday, and that warm weather will continue for next week.

Have a great day!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


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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.