A Beautiful Way To End The Season!
Our wonderful stretch of weather continues on this final full day of summer. After a cool start this morning with many temps in the 40s, full sunshine and southwest winds help highs climb into the mid 70s by mid-afternoon. This is well above our normal high which is now in the upper 60's.
Astronomical Fall officially begins very early tomorrow morning... see below. The autumnal equinox occurs when the sun's direct rays cross the equator heading for the Tropic of Capricorn and the winter solstice. The word "equinox" means "equal night." This implies we have about 12 hours of darkness and 12 hours daylight... tomorrow's sunrise is 6:40 am and the sunset is 6:48 pm so we have 12 hours and 8 minutes of daylight, or 11 hours and 52 minutes of darkness.
From here on out our nights become longer than our days. In just one month, October 22nd, our daylight decreases to just 10 hours and 43 minutes. In two months, it's down to 9 hours and 28 minutes. And in just three months, on the winter solstice, December 22nd, we're down to just 9 hours of daylight.
So be sure to head outside as much as possible and take advantage of some sunshine and warmer than normal early fall weather.