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Temp: 32°
Wind: Southeast 8
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 17°
Relative Humidity: 54

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Seven Day Forecast

Good Morning! It's Friday, but today's weather wont be the greatest... We will see a lot of cloud cover through the day, and the wind will be a big nuisance. Expecting a high near 51*, with a southeast wind at 20-30 mph. Scattered showers will spread into the area overnight, and the wind may pick up a bit. Low near 40*, with a southeast wind at 20-35 mph.

MUCH warmer air moves in for the weekend. Expecting a lot of sunshine on Saturday and Sunday, with highs up into the 60s and possibly lower 70s. Temperatures will be slightly cooler for next week, and there will be a chance for thunderstorms on Wednesday. Even cooler temperatures are expected for the end of next week.

Enjoy the weekend and Happy Easter!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


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October 30, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 40° 335 PM 73° 1950 46° -6° 45°
Low 33° 239 AM 1991 26° 31°
Average 37°       36° 38°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 0.96 1971 0.05 -0.05 0.00
Month to Date 2.48 1.92     0.56 2.14
SINCE SEP 1 4.45 3.97     0.48 2.34
Since Jan. 1 18.68 19.20     -0.52 15.92

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 2.0 1971 0.1 0.1
Month to Date     1.4 1.4
SINCE SEP 1     1.4 1.4
SINCE JUL 1     1.4 1.4
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 28 29 -1 27
Month to Date 665 651 14 685
SINCE SEP 1 797 920 -123 941
SINCE JUL 1 879 1002 -123 966

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 NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 45° 77° 1999
Temperature Low 26° 1991
   
October 31 2013
Sunrise 812 AM CDT
Sunset 612 PM CDT
November 01 2013
Sunrise 814 AM CDT
Sunset 610 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.