Tuesday, December 6th 2022
You control the temperature inside your home or office, but in order to make informed decisions about how to set the thermostat, you need to know what's happening outside!
About the feels like temperature
Feels Like conveys how warm or cold it feels and can be different from the actual temperature. The Feels Like temperature is affected by humidity and wind.
Today's Weather Summary
Rainy conditions expected all day and through the evening.
Air Conditioning Recommendation
Set To: Off.
Set To: Heating mode at your preferred settings.
Today's UV Index
About The UV Index: The World Heath Organization's UV index (UVI) measures ultraviolet radiation. The higher the UVI, the greater the potential for damage, and the faster harm can occur. The UVI can help you decide when to protect yourself from the sun and when to avoid being outside. The WHO recommends using shade, sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing at levels of 3 (Moderate) or higher.
Today's Sun Schedule
Today, wind speeds are 0 to 5 mph, with gusts up to 12 mph.
Today's total precipitation will be .6".
Today, the average humidity is 95%. The dew point is 24° to 50°.
Today, the visibility will be perfectly clear, at 2 to 17 mi.
Today, the average pressure will be 30.26 inHg, and the lowest pressure will be 30.22 inHg.
Today Is: St. Nicholas Day
St. Nicholas Day on December 6 of course carries some connection to Christmas and Santa Clause, but there is much more to this holiday and St. Nicholas than that. Although St. Nicholas partially inspired the Christmas and Santa Clause that we all know and love, St. Nicholas actually derives from a different kind of tale. Let’s learn about St. Nicholas and what this day is truly about.
St. Nicholas derived from Nicholas of Myra and was a bishop in 4th century Greece. He was known for selling off his own items and then giving the money to the poor. He would commonly leave coins in people’s shoes and dedicated his entire life to serving people who were sick and suffering. This is how he gained his saint status, and is what inspired St. Nicholas Day (also commonly known as Feast Day or the Feast of St. Nicholas).
One well-known story of St. Nicholas involves a dowry for a father’s three daughters. In the third century, it was common for fathers to offer money to prospective husbands. However, one poor father with three daughters did not have money to do this. St. Nicholas paid for all three daughters’ dowries by leaving gold in their shoes.
As time passed St. Nicholas Day began in different ways. In Italy, this day was celebrated with feasts, gift-giving, and festivals. In other European countries like Germany and the Netherlands, children would leave their shoes or special St. Nicholas boot in front of the fireplace or front door at night and find presents in them in the morning. The history of St. Nicholas and his good deeds was part of the inspiration of the modern-day Santa Claus and Father Christmas, which is why there are some current traditions of leaving gifts in people’s boots or shoes (or stockings).
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