High temp: 35 degrees
Low temp: 23 degrees
Average temp: 30 degrees
Record High: 70 degrees, Dec. 2, 1941
Record Low: -7 degrees, Dec. 1, 1985
Total precipitation: 0.18 inches
Month to date: .18 inches
Year to date: 10.2 inches
Star gazing tips for the week of Wednesday, Dec. 8 through Tuesday,
The Moon will pass through Capricornus, the sea-goat constellation, on Thursday evening. Find the constellation by spotting its brightest stars forming a wide triangle.
Two dog stars will appear in the sky during mid-evening Saturday. Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, will rise in the southeast. Follow the line of Orions belt down to the horizon to spot Sirius, which is part of Canis Major, the big dog constellation. Procyon, a star in Canis Minor, the little dog, will be visible far to the left of Sirius.
Sunday night will bring Jupiter into view to the left of the moon. Look high in the southern sky before midnight to spot the gas giant.
Did you know?:
Procyons name comes from the Greek prokyon, which means before the dog. Both the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians studied and revered the dog stars.