I know it's too cold for thermometers to work, but this is an interesting shower at a convenient time - 9pm to 2am. The forecast is for clear with the breeze dropping around 9, so if you can find a sheltered spot........
I'll be out tonight but since I've still got a virus it won't be for too long.
Here's the Space Weather alert I received:
Space Weather News for Jan. 3, 2008
METEOR SHOWER: Earth is about to pass through a stream of dusty debris from near-Earth asteroid 2003 EH1, producing the annual Quadrantid meteor shower. Forecasters expect a brief but intense peak of 50+ meteors per hour over Earth's northern hemisphere sometime between 0200 UTC and 0700 UTC on Friday morning, Jan. 4th. (Subtract 5 hours to convert UTC to EST.) The timing favors observers in the eastern USA, Europe and western parts of Asia. Winter storms frequently hide this shower from observers on the ground. To avoid such problems, a team of astronomers led by Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute plan to fly a plane above the clouds where they can train their cameras on the Quadrantids. Their data may reveal whether asteroid 2003 EH1 is the fragment of a broken-apart comet. Visit http://spaceweather.com
for sky maps and more information.