26 December 2008

Ruling Day 1

I'm going to try to be a little more detailed in tracking this year's Ruling Days, if I can be so organised. Typically I pay attention to temperatures during the Ruling Days to predict hot and cold weeks during the coming year. And I usually note the wind, sky conditions, and precipitation on Ruling Days. This year I will try to make note of these conditions 4 times daily.

26 December: Day 1 - Rules for January
The Forecast is for a high of 68°F, mostly cloudy and a 30% chance of rain.
Sunrise 6:52 AM, Sunset 4:43 PM, Day Length 09:51
Moonrise 6:22 AM, Moonset 3:57 PM

AM: Dark grey and very warm. 52° and cloudy at 7:30a
Midday: Lighter grey and warmer. 61° and fog on the mountaintops at 1:00p
Afternoon: Still grey and warm. 67° and fog farther down the mountains.
Evening: Right at sunset the sun came out for a few minutes from the west. Everything else grey and foggy. Still right at 60° at 7:30p. Pressure: 30 in and steady. Wind: From the SE (140) at 9 mph

Based on the above data, January will be a very grey overcast month that is much warmer than normal. The wormth will likely contribute to fog. There should be some sunny days toward the end of the month.

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