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Conditions: Fair
Temp: 34°
Wind: North 7
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 18°
Relative Humidity: 52

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Good Morning! We'll see a lot of sunshine today, and it will be a bit warmer. High near 42*, with a north wind at 5-10 mph. A few clouds will move in through tonight, but overall, it sky will be clear. Low near 28*, with a northeast wind at 0-10 mph.

Clouds will be on the increase Friday, and it will be windy as well. Rain will develop over western North Dakota, and will spread into our area during the night. Drier conditions move in for Saturday, with temperatures warming into the 60s. Highs will remain in the 60s to near 70 through the middle of next week. A storm system will move in for Wednesday, and will bring showers and thunderstorms to the area, along with slightly cooler air.

Have a great Thursday!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


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August 29, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 85° 228 PM 97° 2012 77° 97°
Low 66° 1159 PM 37° 1988 51° 15° 59°
Average 76°       64° 12° 78°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.54 2.41 1993 0.09 0.45 0.20
Month to Date 0.86 2.70     -1.84 2.01
SINCE JUN 1 6.04 9.33     -3.29 7.74
Since Jan. 1 14.21 15.05     -0.84 13.58

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 3 -3 0
Month to Date 53 47 6 25
SINCE JUN 1 159 178 -19 67
SINCE JUL 1 82 75 7 25

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 11 2 9 13
Month to Date 143 117 26 108
SINCE JUN 1 422 333 89 512
SINCE JAN 1 431 350 81 534

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 THUNDERSTORM
HEAVY RAIN
LIGHT RAIN
FOG

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 77° 93° 1961
Temperature Low 51° 38° 2009
   
August 30 2013
Sunrise 644 AM CDT
Sunset 813 PM CDT
August 31 2013
Sunrise 646 AM CDT
Sunset 811 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.