🌘 🌑 🌗 🌕 Waning Crescent Moon, sky cover overnight Wed. to Thurs., 24% to 61% to 48%, winds W to WSW to SW, 9 to 10 MPH, G16 to 15 to 16 MPH, Low 34, 5a to 7a
IMPORTANT NOTE ON NWS DATA
No Watches or Warnings overnight Wednesday to Thursday.
Updates at Arlingtoncardinal.com/NWSChicago
Good stargazing with very few if any clouds in the sky until 12a, but clouds increased to mostly cloudy by 12:51 a.m. Thursday. Winds overnight Wednesday to Thursday were lighter than forecast in the hourly graph from the National Weather Service, and there were no gusts reported for each hour overnight from 6:51 p.m. Wednesday to 7:51 a.m. Thursday.
O’HARE FORECAST …
Forecast Beginning Wednesday Night, Oct. 19, 2022
Wednesday night Increasing clouds, with a low around 34. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 57. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 54. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Sunny, with a high near 75.
Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy.
Sunday Night A chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Monday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.
Monday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Tuesday A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Tuesday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
O’Hare forecast archive and hourly weather observations archive are available HERE on the CARDINAL NEWS Magazine.
NIGHT SKY THIS MONTH …
Check the night sky objects for this month and past months in the playlist from the Space Telescope Science Institute YouTube channel Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere’s skywatching events with “Tonight’s Sky” (Musical track The Far River written by Jonn Serrie, from the album And the Stars Go With You courtesy of New World Music Ltd. Musical track The Far River written by Jonn Serrie, from the album And the Stars Go With You courtesy of New World Music Ltd).
Telephoto lens, ISO 100, f/11, Shutter Speed 1/100 to 1/125 for the Moon.
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Telephoto lens, ISO 1600, f/11, Shutter Speed 2.5″ for the skyline. The skyline exposure was toned down, and brightness and contrast was adjusted in Photoshop.
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville, IL
643 PM CDT Wed Oct 19 2022
Issued at 233 PM CDT Wed Oct 19 2022
Through Thursday night…
No impactful weather is expected during the short term period.
After an impressively chilly morning across much of the eastern continental United States, mostly sunny skies and relatively light northwesterly winds have given way to a pleasant, though still chilly, Fall day. Generally quiet and pleasant weather is expected to continue through the next 36-48 hours hours as a surface high pressure system currently centered in the central Plains gradually drifts southeastward and the low pressure system responsible for our recent bout of unseasonably chilly weather lifts further away. Generally speaking, winds will gradually shift westerly and eventually southwesterly over the next 48 hours along the backside of the southeastward-drifting high pressure system. Accordingly, tomorrow will mark the start of a warming trend with highs rebounding into the low to mid 50s. No precipitation is expected through at least daybreak Friday, though a sprinkle or two cannot be ruled out tomorrow afternoon in northwestern Indiana (e.g. downstream of Lake Michigan) ahead of a moisture-starved wave propagating through the departing cyclonic flow aloft.