Current weather at Coffee Bluff:Temp: 78.2Heat Index: 81Dew Point: 70.8Max: 80.3Min: 78.1Rainfall today: 0.00Time: 3:25a

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

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Sun/Cloud Mix
It will be 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 warm to above seasonal normal values of around 90 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.

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Tropical Weather
Tropical system Chantal has decayed into a depression. This storm 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 commence to our east and if it does form, will move to the north and bypass us but could affect the outher banks of North Carolina. 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

Dumbbel Nebula
The Dumbbell Nebula ... also known as Messier 27 and NGC 6853. The name derives from its resemblance to a dumbbell shape, but it has also been compared to an apple core and an hourglass figure. This planetary Nebula is found in the constellation of Vulpecula is about 1,300 light-years away. The Dumbbell nebula can be easily seen in binoculars in a dark sky, just above the small constellation of Sagitta. M 27 is best viewed during the summer months and it is located within the 'Summer Triangle' of the 3 bright stars of Vega, Deneb, and Altair. I took this 1 hour picture on the night of August 9 in my backyard using the Orion 190 mm f/5.3 Maksoutov-Newtonian Astrograph telescope. It has been cloudy ever since with more clouds expected for the next several nights. . ... Click on Picture for full view ...

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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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