🌗 🌑 🌓 🌕 Last Quarter Moon, sky cover overnight Wed. to Thu. 2% to 0% to 8%, winds SW, 17 to 9 MPH, G29 to 20 to to 22 to 20 MPH, 7p to 12a, Low 56, 6a to 7a
IMPORTANT NOTE ON NWS DATA
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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 …
Expecting Elevated Fire Weather Risk for Thursday. Cooler low temperature forecast for Thursday morning of 56 well above normal 38 before a possible record high on Thursday.
Red Flag Warning expired Wednesday at 7 PM.
Wind gusts forecast to end at 12:00 a.m. Wednesday/Thursday; then near record warm temperatures, very dry conditions, and a breezy winds will result in an elevated fire weather risk on Thursday.
O’HARE FORECAST …
Forecast Beginning Wednesday Night, Apr. 12, 2023 …
O’HARE FORECAST …
Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Saturday: A slight chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Sunday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Breezy.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Breezy.
Monday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Breezy.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52.
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
1228 AM CDT Thu Apr 13 2023
.SHORT TERM… Issued at 110 PM CDT Wed Apr 12 2023
Through Thursday night…
The status quo is the way to go with a Rex-block remaining locked in place across the central US. Tomorrow looks like a carbon copy of today except with modestly weaker south to southwesterly winds. High clouds will also gradually increase during the afternoon hours in response to a broadening upper-level moisture shield extending outward from a hybrid mid-latitude/convective system along the Gulf Coast. Record high temperatures tomorrow remain threatened (see the Climate Section below).