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Conditions: Fair
Temp: 23°
Wind: North 8
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 19°
Relative Humidity: 85

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Good Morning! With clear skies and light winds this morning, temperatures are certainly on the chilly side. 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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October 12, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 56° 406 PM 83° 1956 57° -1° 52°
Low 36° 1159 PM 19° 1979 34° 24°
Average 46°       45° 38°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.16 1.12 2008 0.06 0.10 0.00
Month to Date 1.30 0.83     0.47 0.64
SINCE SEP 1 3.27 2.88     0.39 0.84
Since Jan. 1 17.50 18.11     -0.61 14.42

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 5.9 1983 0.0 0.0
Month to Date 0.0     0.3 0.3
SINCE SEP 1 0.0     0.3 0.3
SINCE JUL 1 0.0     0.3 0.3
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 19 20 -1 27
Month to Date 168 210 -42 271
SINCE SEP 1 300 479 -179 527
SINCE JUL 1 382 561 -179 552

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: 0.7
Conditions LIGHT RAIN
FOG

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 56° 82° 1956
Temperature Low 33° 14° 1979
   
October 13 2013
Sunrise 745 AM CDT
Sunset 644 PM CDT
October 14 2013
Sunrise 747 AM CDT
Sunset 642 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.