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Conditions: A Few Clouds and Breezy
Temp: 41°
Wind: Northeast 22
Pressure: 0
Dewpoint: 15°
Relative Humidity: 35

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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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January 12, 2014

Temperature

  Observed Time Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
High 40° 104 PM 43° 1996 16° 24°
Low 23° 1159 PM -32° 2009 -3° 26° -5°
Average 32°       26°

Precipitation

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Precipitation 0.00 0.23 1993 0.02 -0.02 0.01
Month to Date 0.09 0.23     -0.14 0.28
SINCE DEC 1 0.91 0.84     0.07 0.59
Since Jan. 1 0.09 0.23     -0.14 0.28

Snow

  Observed Record Year Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Snowfall 0.0 5.0 1993 0.4 0.4
Month to Date 1.4     4.4 3.0
SINCE DEC 1 24.2     5.1 9.1
SINCE JUL 1 25.8     4.3 1.5
Snow Depth          

Degree Days Heating

  Observed Normal Normal Departure Last Year
Heating 33 59 -26 63
Month to Date 794 700 94 584
SINCE DEC 1 2802 2360 442 2214
SINCE JUL 1 4913 4559 354 4342

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: 0.7
Conditions NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WAS OBSERVED.

Climate Normals for Today

  Average Record Year
Temperature High 16° 41° 1942
Temperature Low -3° -38° 2009
   
January 13 2014
Sunrise 815 AM CST
Sunset 501 PM CST
January 14 2014
Sunrise 814 AM CST
Sunset 502 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.