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Conditions: Light Rain
Temp: 57°
Wind: Northwest 13
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 38°
Relative Humidity: 49

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Seven Day Forecast

Sunday was a beautiful day, with highs in the 70s, but a cold front is moving through tonight, and that means cooler and windy for Monday. Some clouds will move through with the front, and there may be a few spotty showers. Low near 43*, with a south wind, shifting west at 5-15 mph. Monday will be cooler and windy. Expecting a high near 56*, with a northwest wind at 15-30 mph.

Tuesday will be the best day of the week, with sunshine, and highs in the 60s. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday through Friday. Highs will be in the 50s Wednesday and Thursday. Much cooler air arrives by Friday, with temperatures in the 40s. Next weekend looks nice, but cool, with highs in the 50s.

Have a great week!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


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July 25, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 77° 1155 AM 98° 1989 82° -5° 88°
Low 56° 1147 PM 40° 1972 56° 62°
Average 67°       69° -2° 75°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation T 3.31 1993 0.08 -0.08 0.00
Month to Date 1.96 2.62     -0.66 3.35
SINCE JUN 1 5.06 6.10     -1.04 5.73
Since Jan. 1 13.23 11.82     1.41 11.57

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 9 26 -17 0
SINCE JUN 1 86 129 -43 42
SINCE JUL 1 9 26 -17 0

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 2 5 -3 10
Month to Date 164 115 49 267
SINCE JUN 1 277 190 87 358
SINCE JAN 1 286 207 79 380

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: 0.4
Conditions LIGHT RAIN
FOG

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 82° 103° 1941
Temperature Low 56° 39° 1981
   
July 26 2013
Sunrise 558 AM CDT
Sunset 912 PM CDT
July 27 2013
Sunrise 559 AM CDT
Sunset 911 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.)
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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.