Current weather at Coffee Bluff:Temp: 84.1Heat Index: 89Dew Point: 70.1Max: 95.4Min: 76.3Rainfall today: 0.00Time: 7:55p

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Discussion: ... I am not expecting any severe weather in our area today but like yesterday, there could be a few afternoon thundershowers, mainly west of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Sun/Cloud Mix
It will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy today with some scattered afternoon thundershowers possible, but the chances for any area away from the coast is only 30% ... lesser chances near the beaches. See FORECAST RAIN AMOUNTS for your area. Temperatures will be hot again rising into the low to mid 90s with that heat index up around to 104-107. See the FORECAST TEMPERATURES and the FORECAST Heat Index for your area.

Weather Discussion:
A complete & comprehensive meteorological discussion is available from the National Weather Service, Charleston and from the NWS, Jacksonville, FL

Tropical Weather
Tropical system Chantal has decayed into a depression and will not affect us in any way. An area of somewhat disturbed weather near the Bahamas has potential for some tropical formation but it appears that will remain to our east as it will move to the north and bypass us but could affect the outher banks of North Carolina early next week. Another area of interest lies in the middle of the tropical Atlantic. Activity in the tropical Atlantic is expected to sharply rise during the month of September. More tropical information can be found on the National Hurricane Center website.

Heavenly Backyard Astronomy

Deep Space

The Cocoon Nebula
August 22, 2019 The Cocoon Nebula (also labeled as IC 5146, Caldwell 19, and Sh 2-125) is a reflection/emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The cluster is about 4,000 light-years away, and the central star that lights it formed about 100,000 years ago and is a stellar nursery where star-formation is ongoing. I took this 2hr 36min exposure Thursday night in my backyard where the light pollution index is a 'Bortle 6.5', which translates to an area of moderate light pollution. However, I used a new special filter to greatly reduce the unwanted artificial light ... the Altair Astro QuadBand OSC filter. I was very pleased with the results. . ... Click on Picture for full view ...

For more of my astro pics, please visit my astronomy blog. Click on the image for a larger view.

So, what elese is up in the Nighttime Sky Now? Click Here to Gander at the Summertime Nights Sky

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Pat's 6 Week Weather Outlook

Aug 22-Aug 29
Above Normal
Normal High = 90 ... Low = 72
Precip: Slightly Above Normal
(Normal = 1.47" per week)
Aug 30-Sep 5
Slightly Above Normal
Normal High = 89 ... Low = 71
Precip: Slightly Above Normal
(Normal = 1.26" per week)
Sep 6-Sep 12
Around Normal
Normal High = 88 ... Low = 70
Precip: Slightly Below Normal
(Normal = 1.26" per week)

Sep 13-Sep 19
Around Normal
Normal High = 86 ... Low = 68
Precip: Slightly Below Normal
(Normal = 1.05" per week)
Sep 20-Sep 26
Around Normal
Normal High = 85 ... Low = 66
Precip: Slightly Below Normal
(Normal = 0.91" per week)
Sep 27-Oct 3
Slightly Above Normal
Normal High = 83 ... Low = 64
Precip: Slightly Below Normal
(Normal = 1.05" per week)

This is a new product that I have been watching from Tropical Tidbits Climate Models. This is not a forecast but just an 'outlook'. Keep in mind, the 7 day period is the average of those days with some days above the values and other could be below the values. This is used to get a better idea as to what to expect (maybe).

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