High temp: 39 degrees
Low temp: -8 degrees
Average temp: 20 degrees
Record High: 73 degrees, Nov. 22, 1974
Record Low: -11 degrees, Nov. 23, 1985
Total precipitation: 0.53 inches
Month to date: 1.31 inches
Year to date: 10.02 inches
Star gazing tips for the week of Wednesday, Dec. 1, through Tuesday, Dec. 7:
All month long, the constellation Sculptor will be visible in the southern and southwestern skies. It appears faintly as a four-star, low-lying hook curved to the right and down to the horizon.
Early Friday morning will bring Venus into view to the left of and above the moon in the eastern sky. The planet shines about 10 times brighter than any other pinpoint of light in the night sky at this time.
The planet Saturn and the star Spica will shine above Venus and the moon in clear winter skies, which are not forecasted to appear until early next week.
Did you know?: Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, an 18th-century French astronomer, discovered and originally named Sculptor "Apparatus Sculptoris," or "the sculptor's studio." He is credited with naming thousands of celestial objects.