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Temp: 40°
Wind: Northeast 16
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 9°
Relative Humidity: 28

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Good afternoon everyone! The snow has moved on to the southeast through central MN and the Twin Cities. It will continue be a cloudy one today, but clearing off near the evening hours. High near 35*, with a northeast wind at 15-30 mph.

The sky will clear tonight, but will it will cool off. Low near 20*, with a north wind at 10-20 mph.

Thursday will bring more sunshine with partly cloudy skies. High near 40* and a N wind at 5-15 mph. Drier weather seems to be the story for the end of the week, with temperatures returning to the 40s, and even near 50 by Friday. The start of next week, including Easter, will be back into the 60s. The warmer trend of weather will continue on for next week.

Have a great afternoon!
-Meteorologist Kellen Peters


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December 19, 2013

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High MM 44° 2006 19° -19° 27°
Low -12° MM -30° 1955 -13° 16°
Average -6°       10° -16° 22°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.03 0.20 1978 0.02 0.01 T
Month to Date 0.67 0.37     0.30 0.27
SINCE DEC 1 0.67 0.37     0.30 0.27
Since Jan. 1 19.50 20.57     -1.07 17.04

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.3 2.8 1985 0.4 0.1
Month to Date 17.7     6.4 1.3
SINCE DEC 1 17.7     6.4 1.3
SINCE JUL 1 19.3     5.6 3.7
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 71 55 16 43
Month to Date 1217 983 234 896
SINCE DEC 1 1217 983 234 896
SINCE JUL 1 3328 3182 146 3024

Degree Days Cooling

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Cooling 0 0 0 0
Month to Date 0 0 0 0
SINCE DEC 1 0 0 0 0
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: 0.9
Conditions LIGHT SNOW
HAZE

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 19° 44° 1957
Temperature Low -30° 1985
   
December 20 2013
Sunrise 815 AM CST
Sunset 438 PM CST
December 21 2013
Sunrise 816 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

     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.