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Temp: 63°
Wind: South 13
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 40°
Relative Humidity: 43

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Happy Easter!! Today has been a perfect day, with sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. Some changes are coming our way this week. A cold front will move through tonight, and will bring a few showers to the area. Low near 43*, with a south wind, shifting west at 5-15 mph. Monday will be cooler and windy. Expecting a high near 56*, with a northwest wind at 15-30 mph.

Tuesday will be the best day of the week, with sunshine, and highs in the 60s. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible Wednesday through Friday. Highs will be in the 50s Wednesday and Thursday. Much cooler air arrives by Friday, with temperatures in the 40s. Next weekend looks nice, but cool, with highs in the 50s.

Have a great week!
-Meteorologist Aaron White


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November 28, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 20° 201 AM 51° 2011 27° -7° 33°
Low -2° 1027 PM -29° 1985 10° -12° 14°
Average       19° -10° 24°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation T 0.36 1960 0.03 -0.03 0.00
Month to Date 0.15 0.91     -0.76 0.85
SINCE SEP 1 4.60 4.93     -0.33 3.19
Since Jan. 1 18.83 20.16     -1.33 16.77

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 3.6 1960 0.3 0.3
Month to Date 1.6     7.0 5.4
SINCE SEP 1 1.6     8.5 6.9
SINCE JUL 1 1.6     8.5 6.9
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 56 46 10 41
Month to Date 1117 1074 43 1051
SINCE SEP 1 1938 2023 -85 2015
SINCE JUL 1 2020 2105 -85 2040

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: 0.3
Conditions LIGHT SNOW

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 27° 44° 1990
Temperature Low 10° -31° 1985
   
November 29 2013
Sunrise 755 AM CST
Sunset 439 PM CST
November 30 2013
Sunrise 756 AM CST
Sunset 438 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

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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.