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Local Weather Radio ♣ Today is Saturday, December 03, 2016
Summary / Temperature Wind Rain/Melted Snow Cloud Level
clear, Dry
Dry with clear skies
35.3°F Warmer 0.2°F than last hour.
Currently 35.3, Max: 35.5, Min: 34.0 Feels like:
Temp rate:
24-hrs ago:
24-hr diff:
1.6°FWarmer 1.6°F than yesterday at this time.
Value Today Yesterday
High: 35.5°F
Low: 34.0°F
NWS High Low
Normal: 59.0°F 42.8°F
Record: 77.0°F 26.6°F
Year: 1976 1967
 Calm NNW
Gust: 0.0
0 Bft - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust: 1.0 mph 12:04am
Month: 10.0 mph
Dec 2
Today: 0.00 in
Rate (/hr): 0.00 in
Storm Rain: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
December: 0.00 in
Last 7 Days: 2.07 in
Rain Season: 16.80 in
Rain Days: 46 in 2016
4 days since last rain.
Last Rain: 11/28/2016 10:00 AM
Barometer ( inHg) Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 30.359 inHg Rising 0.01 °F/hr
1-Hr Trend: Steady
3-Hr Trend: Steady
High: 30.359  | Low:  30.329
Humidity: 82 % Increased 2% since last hour.
Humidex: 31.0°F
Dew Point: 30.4°F Increased 0.8°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 33.5°F
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent, Moon at 3 days in cycle
UV Forecast Solar Information
3 Dec 2016   Low   2.4   
4 Dec 2016   Low   2.3   
5 Dec 2016   Low   2.0   
Solar Noon: 11:59AM
Total Sunlight Hrs: 09:33
Sunlight Change: -0:01 Min
Wind Chill Heating Degree Days Sun
Current: 35.3°F
Today: 34.0°F  at 12:00am
Yesterday: 27.3°F
Last Week: 27.9°F
Record: 14.0°F   08-Dec-2013
Today: 6.9
December: 62.2
2016 to Date: 3914.5
Cooling Degree Days
2016 to Date: 358.6
Year High: 98.4°F
Almanac Snow Station All Time Records Fire Risk
Sunrise: 7:07am
Sunset: 4:40pm
Moonrise: 10:15am
Moonset: 7:38pm
Full Moon: 14 December 2016
New Moon: 06:54 UTC 29 December 2016
Easter: 27 March 2016
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
December: 0.00 in
Season Total: 0.00 in
Snow Depth: 0.00 in
0 snow days in December
7 snow days in all 2010
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.300 kg/m
Day Time Records
    87.1 F on: Jun 08 2013   23.4F on: Dec 08 2013
Night Time Records
  75.4F on: Oct 09 2003 19.6F on: Dec 08 2013
ICN:1 ISS:Ok CON:4.7 RCP:98%
Chandler Burning Index
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
-1.0 at 05:36 AM

NOAA & the National Weather Service Live Active Weather Alerts
There are no active watches, warnings or advisories for zone CAZ069.

National Weather Service Forecast for: Alta, California
Updated:3:26 am PST Dec 3, 2016

Today: Sunny, with a high near 55. East northeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Sunny

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. East northeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Mostly Clear

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Mostly Sunny
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph in the evening. Mostly Cloudy

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. East northeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable  in the morning. Mostly Sunny
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.Partly Cloudy

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Chance Snow
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 28.Mostly Clear

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.Mostly Sunny
Hi 55 °FLo 38 °FHi 52 °FLo 31 °FHi 46 °FLo 27 °FHi 43 °FLo 28 °FHi 44 °F

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