This photo makes us want to curl up wit ha big bowl of soup. | Photo by @goose.tavo21
We know the question on your mind, Sacramentans — when’s it going to get really cold? Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for December, January, and February. While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what winter will bring.
Reminder: The first day of winter is on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Think cool. This winter, Sac has a 33-40% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.
Expect about average precipitation. Our city is predicted to experience ordinary rainfall amounts for the season — which isn’t much and leads us to...
...ongoing drought conditions that are affecting the entire state are expected to persist this season.
December is typically the coldest month of the year in Sacramento, with temperatures averaging a high of 54° and a low of 41°. Rain falls for about nine days on average during the month, and most days typically experience less than 10 hours of daylight.
January’s conditions are similar to December’s, with average temps between 55° and 41°. Average rainfall for this month reaches only 1.1 inches, so grab your favorite warm beverage and enjoy a walk on a cool, clear day.
Things begin to warm up in February, as the average high creeps closer to 60°.The average humidity will begin to dip as well, lowering from 79% to 73%. The days begin to last longer in February as well, gaining almost a full hour of daylight when compared to December.
NaNoWriMo Writer’s Group | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 4-5:45 p.m. | A Seat at the Table Books, 9257 Laguna Springs Dr., Elk Grove | Free | Join others in their pursuit of writing a novel in just 30 days for National Novel Writing Month.
Tuesday Night Duffers | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Flatstick Pub, 630 K St., Sacramento | Twenty pairs will compete in a round of Duffleboard™ for a chance to win prizes and a trophy.
Strictly Bachata | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 8-11:59 p.m. | Spotlight Ballroom, 2534 Industrial Blvd., West Sacramento | $5-$10 | Arrive early for a dance lesson in bachata before the lights are turned down low at 8:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
“Blown & Twisted” Glassworks Exhibit | Wednesday, Nov. 23-Saturday, Dec. 3 | 12-6 p.m. | Kennedy Gallery, 1931 L St., Sacramento | Free | Explore twisted forms and vibrant colors across three floors in this showcase of 18 local glass artists’ work.
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
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The Broadway Complete Streets Project — which was first planned in 2012 — will begin construction next spring. The scope of the project includes repaving and improving roads along with adding new bike lanes and improved pedestrian crossings along Broadway between Franklin Boulevard and Third Street. 🚧 (ABC 10)
Concept art has been released by the Sacramento Zoological Society and city of Elk Grove depicting the new Sacramento Zoo. The next phase of the zoo’s potential move would include an environmental impact review as well as developing a schematic design and financing plan. 🦒 (KCRA 3)
Pack your bags. Sacramento Mather Field was named one of the country’s best midsize airports, according to the Wall Street Journal’s “The Best and Worst Airports of 2022.” SMF ranked No. 1 based on 19 categories, including security waits, how often the flights run on time, and ticket prices. ✈️ (WSJ)
The Kingswon last night’s game against the Detroit Pistons 137-129, bringing their current record to 9-6. De’Aaron Fox led the team in scoring with 33 points and 7 assists. 🏀 (ESPN)
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The stadium was packed for this year’s game. | Photo by SACtoday Staff
This year’s Causeway Classicdefinitely lived up to its name — coming down to the final seconds as the Aggies attempted a game-winning drive before time expired.
Sac State got the 27-21 win over UC Davis in front of a record-setting home crowd of more than 23,000 during Saturday afternoon. The No. 2 ranked Hornets secured their third straight Big Sky Conference championship and set a school record for wins in a season after clinching an 11-0 undefeated record.
Yesterday, the Hornets were awarded the No. 2 seed in the FCS playoffs, guaranteeing the team up to three home playoff games — provided they continue to win. UC Davis was not awarded a playoff berth following their 6-5 season.
Editor’s pick: I would love to buy this newly-released Sacramento edition of Monopoly, but I have been banned from playing it. Apparently creating an actual housing shortage in-game by buying up all the houses but never converting them into hotels is “so rude” and makes me a “bad boyfriend.”
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