Meteor Shower………..Update to Forecast

January 2nd, 2013 at 10:20 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

Meteor shower (Quadrantids) is tonight.  It peaks 3 a.m.-dawn, but some can be seen 12 a.m.-3 a.m.  Face north & northeast to east to viewing the “shooting stars”.

NASA has also set up a live video feed of the shower, using a camera mounted at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama  at this link.

Only change to the forecast is that I will put few flurries in the forecast for tomorrow & tomorrow night (perhaps early Friday morning), rather than just Thursday night-early half of Friday.  Thinking temperatures will level off tonight at 6-14 & then they may even rise a bit as clouds move in with a southwest breeze.  There are also a few flurries & light snow showers, that are rapidly accelerating east & southeastward towards our area.

These, associated with weak Alberta Clipper, will  pass, but most of the dry, powdery, accumulating snow staying to our northeast.

Otherwise, Thursday looks mostly cloudy & breezy with highs near 26, 14 tomorrow night & 26 Friday with skies becoming mostly sunny.

The rest of the on-going forecast looks good.

One Response to “Meteor Shower………..Update to Forecast”

  1. James says:

    While on the way back from the Purdue-Illinois Mens game I caught one meteor streaking across the sky as I traveled along the new IND 25 just outside Lafayette and wondered if there was something going on, now I know. Thanks Chad.

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