Issue Section: Urban Almanac

Almanac September 2020

September 1  Sunrise 6:54 am, Sunset 7:59 pm. Av. high: 78 degrees; Av. low: 58. September 2  National Preparedness Month. Make an evacuation kit for your pets: leash, crate, healt …

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Urban Almanac August 2020: A monthly compendium of random wisdom from the natural world and beyond

1  Average temps today: high 92º, low 67º. Sunrise: 6:24am. Sunset:   8:42pm. On this date in 1944, Anne Frank wrote her last diary entry. 2  James Baldwin was born on this date in …

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July 2020 Almanac: A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond.

July 1  Average temperatures today: high 90º, low 64º. Sunrise: 6:10am. Sunset: 8:56pm. July 2  Garlic at a glance: Hardneck and softneck (Allium sativum) and elephant (Allium ampe …

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June Almanac: a monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond

June 1  Average temps today: high 78º, low 54º. Sunrise: 5:58am. Sunset:   8:53pm. June 2  These easy annuals are pollinator-friendly: alyssum, cosmos, calendula, zinnia, sunflower …

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Urban Almanac: May 2020

May 1  Average temperatures today: high 67º, low 45º. Sunrise: 6:25am. Sunset: 8:24pm. May 2  Stuck in the house with a well-stocked pantry but out of ketchup? Make your own: https …

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Almanac April 2020

April 1  Average temps today: high 58º, low 38º. Sunrise: 7:10am. Sunset: 7:53pm. April 2  Red cedar is not a cedar, Norfolk pine is not a pine, Douglas fir is not a fir and Austra …

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Urban Almanac for March 2020

Mar 1  Average temps today: high 49º, low 32º. Sunrise:  7:00am. Sunset:   6:19pm. Mar 2  The National Pest Management Association predicts that our wetter winter will be followed …

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Almanac February 2020

Feb 1  Average temps today: high 39º, low 25º. Sunrise: 7:24am. Sunset: 5:59pm. Feb 2  Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, live in Utah. The most common of the many species here …

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Urban Almanac

Jan 1 Average temps today: high 32º, low 22º. Sunrise: 7:51am. Sunset: 5:10pm. Here’s a timely spiritual practice from Bulgarian philosopher and mystic Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov (190 …

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December 2019 Almanac

DECEMBER 1  Average temps today: high 43º, low 28º. 20% chance of precipitation. Sunrise: 7:32am. Sunset: 5:00pm. DECEMBER 2  Red Butte Garden in the winter is especially fetching. …

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November 2019 Almanac

NOVEMBER 1  Average temps today: high 57º, low 38º. 18% chance of precipitation. Sunrise: 7:58am. Sunset: 6:24pm. NOVEMBER 2  Write a novel this month! Find tools, resources and su …

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Thoughts for Columbus Day

Giving thanks to the original innovators of the Americas I  am no fan of the Columbus Day holiday that is still unfortunately observed in the U.S. (this year on Monday, October 14) …

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September 2019

September 1 Average temperatures: high 86º, low 61º. Sunrise: 6:54am; sunset: 8pm. Chance of precipitation: 14%. September 2 Labor Day now means mostly back-to-school sales. But th …

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Urban Almanac

August 1  Average temps: high 92º, low 67º. 11% chance of precipitation. Sunrise 6:23am, sunset 8:52pm. August 2  Spiders serve as food for 8,000-10,000 insect species and 3,000-5, …

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July 2019 Almanac

July 1  Average temps: high 88º, low 64º. 8% chance of precipitation. Sunrise 5:58 am, sunset 8:52 pm. July 2  NEW MOON  1:16 pm. Want to try planting by the moon? Check out this d …

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