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Temp: 71°
Wind: South 13
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 37°
Relative Humidity: 29

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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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January 05, 2014

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High -17° 1234 PM 47° 2012 16° -33° 18°
Low -24° 820 AM -39° 2005 -3° -21°
Average -20°       -27° 10°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation T 0.16 1998 0.01 -0.01 T
Month to Date 0.09 0.09     0.00 0.01
SINCE DEC 1 0.91 0.70     0.21 0.32
Since Jan. 1 0.09 0.09     0.00 0.01

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 5.2 1994 0.3 0.3
Month to Date 1.4     1.8 0.4
SINCE DEC 1 24.2     2.5 1.7
SINCE JUL 1 25.8     1.7 4.1
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 85 58 27 55
Month to Date 376 290 86 265
SINCE DEC 1 2384 1950 434 1895
SINCE JUL 1 4495 4149 346 4023

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 0 0 0 0

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: 0.2
Conditions LIGHT SNOW
HAZE

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 16° 43° 1990
Temperature Low -3° -31° 1968
   
January 06 2014
Sunrise 818 AM CST
Sunset 452 PM CST
January 07 2014
Sunrise 817 AM CST
Sunset 453 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.