Past the warmest point of the year

July 21, 2015: Like clockwork, we’ve reached that point of the year again: we are now past the warmest part of the year, and each day we slowly get cooler until the middle of winter.

Now, before you panic, summer obviously isn’t over yet, and we still have plenty of warm weather to get through. However, our average temperatures slowly start to fall starting today.

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It will be a very slow fall, at least at first. Our average high temperature stays at 84° for the rest of July, and we don’t see the average high temperature fall below 80° until September.

Considering that we just got a mini-heat wave into the area with back-to-back 90° days, why are we cooling off already? We have been losing a minute or two of sunlight each day for about a month. That does add up over time, but much like a frying pan on the stove after you turn down the heat, the atmosphere takes a while to respond and cool after the decrease in energy. That decrease in sunlight is starting to catch up with us.

We usually don’t feel the cool down until the end of September, when the rate of cooling starts to speed up.  In the meantime, enjoy summer while we have it!  Plenty of warm days to go!

-Alex

 

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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on July 21, 2015

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