🌕 🌗 🌑 🌓 Full Moon, sky cover overnight Wed. to Thu. 50% to 3% to 4%, winds W, 23 to 11 MPH, G34 to 18 MPH, Low 33, 6a to 7a
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NIGHT FORECASTS …
NOTE: Keep in mind lunar rise and set times don’t always correspond with night weather and early morning lows because on some days during the month the moon is visible in the sky predominantly during the daytime hours.
Overnight Wednesday/Thursday …
Weather Hazards expected …
Elevated Fire Weather Risk.
The combination of breezy westerly winds gusting upwards of 25 to 30 mph and low relative humidities in the 25 to 35 percent range Thursday afternoon will make for an elevated risk of brush fire spread. Use caution if burning.
O’HARE FORECAST …
Forecast Beginning Wednesday Night, Apr. 05, 2023 …
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 33. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 53. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 52. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 58.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
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
634 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2023
.SHORT TERM… Issued at 254 PM CDT Wed Apr 5 2023
Through Thursday night…
Key Forecast Message:
* Elevated risk of faster brush fire spread on Thursday
The long awaited break in what has been an exceptionally active stretch going back to last Friday`s historic severe weather episode is on our doorstep. Still seeing sporadic gusts to around 45 mph as of this writing, but forecast soundings suggest we should be able to let the Wind Advisory expire as planned at 4pm. Temperatures have already sharply dropped from the late spring warmth earlier today and cold advection will continue through the night. This will keep the boundary layer more mixed through the early overnight, so expect sporadic gusts up to 30-35 mph during the evening, adding to the chill. Skies will clear across the area during the evening, enabling lows to dip to the 29-35F range. With a modest westerly wind and much chillier temps to start Thursday than this (Wednesday) morning, don`t forget to dress for the weather Thursday morning.
Thursday will be a breezy and seasonably cool day, featuring highs generally in the 50-55F range, though with plenty of strong April sun. The very dry air mass moving into the region should mean dew points will be prone to mixing out down to the low-mid 20s, if not upper teens in spots per MOS guidance. Westerly winds gusting u Pto 25-30 mph and RH values dropping to the 25-35% range may yield an increased risk of more rapid brush fire spread, if fuels dry out quickly enough following the recent rain. Winds will quickly diminish Thursday evening as high pressure overspreads the region. Light winds, clear skies, and the dry air mass will support lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s outside of Chicago and mid to upper 30s in the city.