Wind: Northwest 22
Relative Humidity: 82
Thursday was certainly was a beautiful day, with temperatures up into the 40s. Unfortunately we have some changes coming in for the weekend. Clouds will be on the increase tonight as a cold front begins to approach. That will bring a chance of light rain and snow showers after midnight. Low near 28*, with a west to northwest wind at 10-20 mph. A few light snow showers may linger Friday, otherwise it will be mostly cloudy. High near 31* early, with temperatures falling into the 20s by the afternoon. The wind will be north-northwest at 15-30 mph.
Highs will be back into the 20s for Saturday, but the will be a slight warm up Sunday into Monday. Highs will be back to near 40 on Monday. There is another chance for rain and snow showers, eventually changing to all snow by Tuesday. Highs should remain steady in the middle 30s for the middle to end of next week.
Meteorologist Aaron White
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December 27, 2013
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Climate Normals for Today
Source: National Weather Service Climate Report
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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.