Monday, August 8, 2016

Losing Daylight

It doesn't seem like it with temperatures that are forecast to be back near 90 degrees this week, but we are getting closer and closer to the start of fall.  Officially, it begins September 22nd - just a little over a month away.

And if you're like me, you've noticed the days getting shorter and shorter recently.  We're entering into that time of year where we begin to lose a couple of minutes of daylight each and every day.  Just look at how much we've lost from the beginning of summer, June 20th, to today.  And to really put that into perspective, look how much daylight we will have lost between now and September 22nd, the beginning of fall! 

And the loss of daylight has an impact on our average daily high temperatures.  Our peak average high was reached in July, climatologically our hottest month.  Already we've lost two degrees between then and now, and will continue to shave a little off our average highs every couple of days. 

Looking at the forecast, though, it doesn't seem as if we're going to follow this trend.  High temperatures this week will actually be warming, with the low 90's in the forecast as early as Wednesday afternoon.

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