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Temp: 39°
Wind: Southeast 12
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 37°
Relative Humidity: 93

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Seven Day Forecast

Good Morning! The rain has ended for the most part, but a few showers will pass through early this morning. More spotty showers will develop during the afternoon. Between this, we should see some sunshine, so temperatures will be warmer than yesterday. High near 57*, with a south wind, shifting west at 10-20 mph. The sky will clear out tonight. Expecting a low near 36*, with a west wind at 5-10 mph.

Friday and Saturday will be mostly dry, with highs into the 50s and possible lower 60s. Another storm system will move into the Plains this weekend, and will begin to spread rain back into the area on Sunday. That rain will continue for Monday, with highs in the 40s. Dry weather returns by Tuesday, with highs back into the 50s.

Have a great day!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


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November 16, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 41° 1203 AM 62° 2001 35° 38°
Low 24° 633 AM -6° 1959 17° 20°
Average 33°       26° 29°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation T 0.50 1988 0.03 -0.03 0.00
Month to Date 0.04 0.60     -0.56 0.77
SINCE SEP 1 4.49 4.62     -0.13 3.11
Since Jan. 1 18.72 19.85     -1.13 16.69

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 5.0 1988 0.3 M
Month to Date 0.3     3.3 3.0
SINCE SEP 1 0.3     4.8 4.5
SINCE JUL 1 0.3     4.8 4.5
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 32 39 -7 36
Month to Date 535 555 -20 564
SINCE SEP 1 1356 1504 -148 1528
SINCE JUL 1 1438 1586 -148 1553

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 27 12 32
SINCE JAN 1 487 379 108 572

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: 0.6
Conditions LIGHT RAIN
FOG

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 34° 64° 1953
Temperature Low 16° -5° 1989
   
November 17 2013
Sunrise 738 AM CST
Sunset 449 PM CST
November 18 2013
Sunrise 740 AM CST
Sunset 448 PM CST

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.