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Conditions: Fair
Temp: 24°
Wind: North 9
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 19°
Relative Humidity: 81

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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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October 17, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 50° 336 PM 79° 1945 54° -4° 55°
Low 30° 1129 PM 1972 32° -2° 47°
Average 40°       43° -3° 51°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation T 0.76 2012 0.07 -0.07 0.76
Month to Date 2.27 1.18     1.09 1.40
SINCE SEP 1 4.24 3.23     1.01 1.60
Since Jan. 1 18.47 18.46     0.01 15.18

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 1.0 1990 0.0 0.0
Month to Date 0.0     0.5 0.5
SINCE SEP 1 0.0     0.5 0.5
SINCE JUL 1 0.0     0.5 0.5
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 25 22 3 14
Month to Date 275 316 -41 352
SINCE SEP 1 407 585 -178 608
SINCE JUL 1 489 667 -178 633

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 NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 54° 75° 1956
Temperature Low 31° 1972
   
October 18 2013
Sunrise 753 AM CDT
Sunset 634 PM CDT
October 19 2013
Sunrise 754 AM CDT
Sunset 632 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.)
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     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.