High temp: 48 degrees

Low temp: 23 degrees

Average temp: 35 degrees

Record High: 68 degrees, Dec. 7, 1938

Record Low: -14 degrees, Dec. 11, 1932

Total precipitation: 0.41 inches

Month to date: .59 inches

Year to date: 10.61 inches

Star gazing tips for the week of Wednesday, Dec. 8 through Tuesday, Dec. 14:

A cloudy week could make gazing difficult, but Thursday night might bring clear skies.

On that evening, two star clusters will rest side by side in the northwestern corner of Perseus, the constellation named after the Greek mythological hero who killed Medusa. Using binoculars or a telescope, one can see dozens of stars in these two clusters.

At nightfall Sunday, a bright star called Aldebaran, the "eye" of the bull constellation Taurus, starts to cross the sky alongside the moon. Look low in the east to find the orange star.

Did you know?:

The full moon appearing Tuesday night is called the "Long Night Moon."

Data from:

www.wunderground.com, www.stardate.org, www.intellicast.com


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