For each morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food and food,
For love and friends,
For everything thy goodness sends.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The sun rises on Thanksgiving Day at 6:38 a.m.
High pressure off the California coast, as the week began, kept the skies clear.
As Santa Ana winds blew through the canyon passes, they did not reach advisory level.
Nationwide the weather is presenting challenging travel conditions – snow, sleet and rain.
Keeping with tradition, AAA projects 43.4 Americans will travel 50-plus miles from home.
Southern Californians expect a 50% chance of rain for late Thanksgiving Day.
Given the present drought, we’ll welcome with open umbrellas any and every drop.
In consideration of wet roads, allow ample travel time and use caution.
Varying opinions as to the duration, exact location and timing of the storm.
In time for the weekend, the skies clear once again – days in the 60s and nights the 40s.
Next week? Times of sun and clouds prevail and definitely cooler. No rain in the forecast.
Gather with family, friends and neighbors and enjoy your Thanksgiving Day!
Sue Kilpatrick is a Crescenta Valley resident and Official Skywarn Spotter for the
National Weather Service. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.