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Temp: 68°
Wind: Southeast 8
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 43°
Relative Humidity: 40

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Happy Easter!! Today has been a perfect day, with sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. Some changes are coming our way this week. A cold front will move through tonight, and will bring a few showers to the area. 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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August 24, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 93° 235 PM 100° 1976 79° 14° 90°
Low 70° 1159 PM 39° 2008 53° 17° 59°
Average 82°       66° 16° 75°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.07 0.98 1981 0.10 -0.03 0.50
Month to Date 0.30 2.24     -1.94 1.81
SINCE JUN 1 5.48 8.87     -3.39 7.54
Since Jan. 1 13.65 14.59     -0.94 13.38

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 2 -2 0
Month to Date 53 32 21 25
SINCE JUN 1 159 163 -4 67
SINCE JUL 1 82 60 22 25

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 17 3 14 10
Month to Date 78 103 -25 80
SINCE JUN 1 357 319 38 484
SINCE JAN 1 366 336 30 506

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 79° 97° 1953
Temperature Low 52° 37° 1950
   
August 25 2013
Sunrise 638 AM CDT
Sunset 823 PM CDT
August 26 2013
Sunrise 639 AM CDT
Sunset 821 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.