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Conditions: A Few Clouds and Breezy
Temp: 41°
Wind: Northeast 22
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 15°
Relative Humidity: 35

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Good afternoon everyone! The snow has moved on to the southeast through central MN and the Twin Cities. It will continue be a cloudy one today, but clearing off near the evening hours. High near 35*, with a northeast wind at 15-30 mph.

The sky will clear tonight, but will it will cool off. Low near 20*, with a north wind at 10-20 mph.

Thursday will bring more sunshine with partly cloudy skies. High near 40* and a N wind at 5-15 mph. Drier weather seems to be the story for the end of the week, with temperatures returning to the 40s, and even near 50 by Friday. The start of next week, including Easter, will be back into the 60s. The warmer trend of weather will continue on for next week.

Have a great afternoon!
-Meteorologist Kellen Peters


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October 05, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 47° 312 PM 89° 2011 60° -13° 38°
Low 40° 428 AM 21° 1952 36° 32°
Average 44°       48° -4° 35°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.68 1.83 2005 0.07 0.61 0.06
Month to Date 0.77 0.36     0.41 0.53
SINCE SEP 1 2.74 2.41     0.33 0.73
Since Jan. 1 16.97 17.64     -0.67 14.31

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 T 2012 0.0 0.0
Month to Date 0.0     0.1 0.1
SINCE SEP 1 0.0     0.1 0.1
SINCE JUL 1 0.0     0.1 0.1
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 21 17 4 30
Month to Date 88 80 8 88
SINCE SEP 1 220 349 -129 344
SINCE JUL 1 302 431 -129 369

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 0 0 0
Month to Date 0 0 0 0
SINCE SEP 1 39 26 13 32
SINCE JAN 1 487 378 109 572

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: 1.0
Conditions HEAVY RAIN
RAIN
LIGHT RAIN
FOG

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 60° 85° 1961
Temperature Low 36° 19° 2001
   
October 06 2013
Sunrise 735 AM CDT
Sunset 657 PM CDT
October 07 2013
Sunrise 737 AM CDT
Sunset 655 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.