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."