• Today

    May 1

    52°Lo 41°

    A couple of afternoon showers

    Poor for skiing
    • Rain
      0.21 in
    • Precip
      69%
    • Hours of Precip
      4
  • Mon

    May 2

    55°Lo 37°

    Clouds and breaks of sun

    Poor for skiing
    • Rain
      0 in
    • Precip
      12%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
  • Tue

    May 3

    69°Lo 48°

    Partly sunny and warmer

    Poor for skiing
    • Rain
      0.04 in
    • Precip
      25%
    • Hours of Precip
      1
    more
  • Wed

    May 4

    53°Lo 39°

    Cooler with a shower in spots

    Poor for skiing
    • Rain
      0.04 in
    • Precip
      41%
    • Hours of Precip
      1
    more
  • Thu

    May 5

    55°Lo 37°

    Partly sunny and cool

    Poor for skiing
    • Rain
      0 in
    • Precip
      6%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
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Hi 52° RealFeel® 49° Precipitation 69%

Day

N

E

S

W

  • NE 10 mph
  • Gusts: 18 mph

Mostly cloudy; areas of drizzle this morning followed by a couple of showers this afternoon

  • Max UV Index: 2 (Low)
  • Thunderstorms: 20%
  • Precipitation: 0.05 in
  • Rain: 0.05 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 2 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 2 hrs
Lo 41° RealFeel® 37° Precipitation 63%

Night

N

E

S

W

  • NNE 8 mph
  • Gusts: 13 mph

A couple of evening showers; otherwise, mostly cloudy and chilly

  • Max UV Index: N/A
  • Thunderstorms: 20%
  • Precipitation: 0.16 in
  • Rain: 0.16 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 2 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 2 hrs

Temperature History - May 1

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  Today Normal Record 5/1/2015
High 52° 65° 82° (2013) 69°
Low 41° 44° 30° (2005) 32°

Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset Illustration

Rises at 5:46 AM with 14:05 of sunlight, then sets at 7:51 PM

Moonrise/Moonset

Astronomy >
Moonrise / Moonset Illustration

Rises at 2:43 AM with 11:10 of moolight, then sets at 1:53 PM

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Radar & Satellite

48 Hour Precipitation Forecast

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