Thursday, September 20, 2018
Sunny, Hot & Humid
Today will be mostly sunny, hot and humid once again. Temperature will warm to 90 in most places with the heat index around in the mid to upper 90s. Most areas will be rain free today. It should be clear tonight.
With summer coming to a close, it can be noted that it has been hotter than normal this year. As of Sep. 19, there has been 97 days where the temperature in Savannah (airport) has reached 90° or above. The normal number of days per year is 69. It is likely that there will be several more days of 90° weather for us, hence, that number will most likely top 100 days. Speaking of 100, there were no days with the temperature at 100° or above this year with the warmest at 98° on June 21 & 24, and July 12. Summer ends this Saturday at 9:54 pm EDT when the apparent position of the sun crosses the equator moving southward.
Final Radar Estimate from the Raleigh/Durham Radar of
Total Rainfall From Florence
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All is quiet in the tropical Atlantic with nothing to be concerned about.
More information on the National Hurricane Center's website.
In a Sky Near You: The planets
The planets are beaming in the evening and nighttime sky with bright ruddy red Mars and the moon in the E at sunset and in the southern sky around midnight. Earlier in the evening, very bright Venus can be seen in the western sky until shortly after 8:30 pm with bright Jupiter in the SW sky and dim yellow Saturn in the southern sky. See more about the Planets in the Sky Tonight here. I took this picture of Jupiter and Saturn Sunday night in my backyard with the 3" Orion ED80T telescope.
- Patrick Prokop (firstname.lastname@example.org) -