Walter Mencken 11 a.m., May 24
Chilly Days and Nights and the Return of the Waxing Crescent Moon
Recent Chilly Days and Nights only confirm that San Diego's lowest temperatures (according to more than a century of weather records) tend to occur during the month of January. January's mean temperature at Lindbergh Field is about 55 degrees Fahrenheit. (July's mean is a balmy 70 degrees.) To experience much colder temperatures, journey to the Cuyamaca Mouintains; -1 and -4 degree readings were once recorded there — the two lowest temperatures ever recorded in the county.
The Waxing Crescent Moon returns to easy visibility in the evening sky on Thursday, January 6 — though sharp-eyed observers might spot it very low in the western sky at dusk on the previous evening. The moon's "thin-grin" form will tilt slightly to the left as it hovers above the last bit of evening twilight glow.
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