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Conditions: Fair
Temp: 29°
Wind: Southwest 5
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 27°
Relative Humidity: 92

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The sky will remain mostly clear tonight. Low near 35*, with a light wind. Easter will be sunny and mild. High near 71*, with a south wind at 5-15 mph.

A cold front will move through Sunday night, and will bring some scattered showers to the area. Cooler air will arrive for Monday, with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s. The weather remains dry Monday and Tuesday, but rain chances return Wednesday through Friday. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s, but by Friday, temperatures will fall into the 40s.

Happy Easter!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


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September 13, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 78° 344 PM 87° 1997 71° 71°
Low 42° 608 AM 31° 1986 45° -3° 37°
Average 60°       58° 54°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 0.49 1966 0.07 -0.07 T
Month to Date 0.49 0.97     -0.48 0.18
SINCE SEP 1 0.49 0.97     -0.48 0.18
Since Jan. 1 14.72 16.20     -1.48 13.76

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Month to Date 0.0     0.0 0.0
SINCE SEP 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 5 8 -3 11
Month to Date 32 75 -43 45
SINCE SEP 1 32 75 -43 45
SINCE JUL 1 114 157 -43 70

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 1 -1 0
Month to Date 30 19 11 31
SINCE SEP 1 30 19 11 31
SINCE JAN 1 478 371 107 571

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: 0.1
Conditions NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 70° 89° 2006
Temperature Low 45° 25° 1956
   
September 14 2013
Sunrise 705 AM CDT
Sunset 743 PM CDT
September 15 2013
Sunrise 706 AM CDT
Sunset 740 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.