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Temp: 45°
Wind: Southeast 15
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 29°
Relative Humidity: 54

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Good Morning! Today's going to be a rainy and windy day, so make sure to grab that umbrella. Rain will be likely during the morning, then become more scattered for the afternoon. High near 50*, with a southeast wind at 20-35 mph. The rain shower will end during the night, and the wind will diminish. Low near 41*, with a south/southeast wind at 10-20 mph.

Scattered showers will be possible on Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will be close to 60 on Thursday, but will fall into the 50s for Friday and Saturday. The only dry day looks to be Saturday, as more rain showers will move in late Sunday, and will continue into Monday. Temperatures will be even cooler, with highs in the 40s.

Have a great day!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


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September 14, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 66° 1217 PM 89° 2006 70° -4° 75°
Low 53° 543 AM 25° 1956 45° 31°
Average 60°       58° 53°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.08 0.67 1965 0.07 0.01 0.00
Month to Date 0.57 1.04     -0.47 0.18
SINCE SEP 1 0.57 1.04     -0.47 0.18
Since Jan. 1 14.80 16.27     -1.47 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 12
Month to Date 37 83 -46 57
SINCE SEP 1 37 83 -46 57
SINCE JUL 1 119 165 -46 82

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 1 -1 0
Month to Date 30 20 10 31
SINCE SEP 1 30 20 10 31
SINCE JAN 1 478 372 106 571

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: 0.7
Conditions LIGHT RAIN
FOG

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 70° 86° 2006
Temperature Low 44° 29° 1949
   
September 15 2013
Sunrise 706 AM CDT
Sunset 740 PM CDT
September 16 2013
Sunrise 708 AM CDT
Sunset 738 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.