Now that we’ve got this latest storm (nearly) out of the way, it looks like we will finish January up on a dry and mild note. A few Thursday night/early Friday morning snow showers will clear up during the day Friday, and then a pretty strong ridge of high pressure will build back into the region, bringing our high temperatures of low 40s on Thursday well into the 50s over the weekend, and will approach 60 by Monday. At this time there’s no sign of another storm coming through before the end of next week.
So next week we have a pretty unique phenomenon…a Super Blue Blood Moon. On Wednesday (Jan 31) three unusual moon phases will all occur at once. First, a Super Moon, which is a full moon when the moon is near or at its closest to the earth. It’s also a Blue Moon, which has become to be known as the second full moon in one calendar month (this only happens about once in a blue moon.) And finally, at about 5:30 am PST on that date, a total lunar eclipse will turn the moon a blood red as the moon enters the earth’s shadow. It’s a combination that only occurs about once every 37 years on average.