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We have a fairly weak storm to get through before the weekend arrives. Starting Wednesday, clouds will increase with the approach of a splitting storm system. Our best chance of getting any precipitation is probably Thursday morning. The mountains could see a few inches of snowfall. Temperatures will remain in the 50s through Thursday in the valley.

After the storm passes temperatures will rebound quickly, climbing into the 60s on Friday and continuing well into the 70s through the weekend.

Easter sunrise

Yesterday I mentioned that Easter always falls on the Sunday following Passover. Passover falls on the day of the first full moon following the spring equinox. In an effort to get all the churches celebrating Easter on the same day (among other things), the Roman Emperor Constantine I convened the Nicene Council in AD 325. The upshot was a declaration that Easter would be observed on the first Sunday on or after the first full moon after the spring equinox (or the fall equinox in the southern hemisphere.) So if you ever want to figure out when Easter will fall in the future, get out your lunar calendar. It can occur anytime between March 22 and April 25. (Next year is April 21… almost as late as it gets.)

 

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