Simon’s Weekly Weather
Issued Sunday January 22, 2023 – 7:50 P.M. MST
Wednesday & Thursday, January 25 & 26
Dry with areas of freezing fog and low clouds in the valleys. Lows in the mid teens to mid 20s with lower 20s around 5000 feet. Highs in the upper 20s to mid 30s with mid 20s around 5000 feet.
Friday & Saturday, January 27 & 28
Turning colder with a chance of snow showers. Lows in the 20s Friday cooling to the teens Saturday. Highs in the 30s Friday dropping to the upper teens to mid 20s Saturday. Around 5000 feet lows in the mid 20s Friday cooling to the mid teens Saturday. Highs in the upper 20s Friday cooling to the mid teens Saturday.
Sunday, January 27
Colder with brisk winds. Lows from 10 below zero to 5 above zero with near zero around 5000 feet. Highs in the teens to near 20 with near 10 above zero around 5000 feet.
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ON THIS DAY…
Jan. 18 – Jan. 24
National IV Nurse day
National Spouses Day
National Chocolate Cake Day
National Lego Day
National Corn Chip Day
National Croissant Day –
Movie of the Week
Emily the Criminal
Critics consensus: A taut thriller that contains a wealth of social commentary, Emily the Criminal is stolen by Aubrey Plaza’s terrific work in the title role.
Word of the Week
Part of Speech:
Self-sufficiency, self-reliance, independence.
Book of the Week
“Age of The Strongman”
by Gideon Rachman
This chilling examination of how the growing popularity of autocrats and their aspirants could upend western liberal values is forceful and timely.
This Week In History – Jan. 25 – Jan. 31
1759: Scottish poet Robert Burns was born. (Burns is best known today as the author of the New Year’s anthem, “Auld Lang Syne.”)
1858: The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn was played at the marriage of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia, and became a popular wedding recessional.
1500: Vicente Yáñez Pinzón became the first European to set foot on Brazil.
1808: The Rum Rebellion took place, becoming the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.
1837: Michigan was admitted as the 26th U.S. state.
1870: Virginia officially rejoined the United States.
1785: The University of Georgia was founded, the first public university in the United States.
1880: Thomas Edison (1847-1931) received the patent for his incandescent lamp.
1851: Northwestern University in Chicago became the first chartered university in Illinois.
1902: The Carnegie Institution of Washington was founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
1917: City-owned streetcars began operating in San Francisco, Calif.
1843: William McKinley (25th U.S. president, 1897-1901) born in Niles, Ohio.
1845: Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, The Raven, was first published in the New York Evening Mirror.
1861: Kansas was admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
1790: The first boat specializing as a lifeboat was tested on the River Tyne in northeast England.
1847: Yerba Buena, Calif., was renamed San Francisco.
1982: Richard Skrenta (born 1967) wrote the first personal computer virus code, which was 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called “Elk Cloner.”
1747: The first venereal diseases clinic opened at London Lock Hospital.
1930: 3M began marketing Scotch Tape.
1949: The first TV soap opera, These Are My Children, was broadcast by the NBC station in Chicago.
1958: The first American satellite, Explorer 1, was launched.
1990: The first McDonald’s in the Soviet Union opened in Moscow.