Weather Information for SE GA / SE SC
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
A weak cold front slipped through the region overnight spawning a few thunderstorms, mainly in the coastal counties. The air is slightly cooler (less hot) and a touch less humid. Highs will still be in the lower 90s for the next several days. A tropical system brewing in the southern Gulf of Mexico will slowly ramp-up and begin moving northward in the western Gulf later this week. It has a strong potential to become a tropical storm (Claudette) which will affect the southern Mississippi Valley but some of the clouds and rain could affect us Saturday through Monday.
Today - Friday
Fair to partly cloudy with a 20% chance for scattered afternoon / evening showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s and lows will be around 70.
Saturday - Monday
Partly to mostly cloudy with a moderate chance for showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 90s and lows will be in the low to mid 70s.
See the FORECAST RAIN CHANCES/AMOUNTS ... FORECAST TEMPERATURES ... and the FORECAST CLOUDS & WINDS for your area
Beach Water Temperatures are in the lower 80s
A complete & comprehensive meteorological discussion is available from the National Weather Service, Charleston and from the NWS, Jacksonville, FL
Heavenly Backyard Astronomy
Spring Nights Under the Stars
The Eagle Nebula..
The Eagle Nebula & "Pillars of Creation" ... Messier 16
I captured this image early Wednesday morning, June 2, 2021. This is only a 30 minute exposure due to clouds and some tracking errors. Contained within this nebula is the famous "Pillars of Creation", three magnificent pillars of interstellar gas and dust where new stars are being created. This nebula is relatively close to us at a distance of 7,000 light-years. The approximately 450 stars within it are about 5.5 million years old, compared to our sun's 4.6 billion years of age. This nebula is medium high in the south around 4:30 AM in early June and is within the Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way.
Click on the picture for a larger view.
For more of my astro pics and videos, please visit my astronomy blog at HeavenlyBackyardAstro.com. Click on the image for a larger view.
So, what elese is up in the Nighttime Sky Now? Click Here to Gander at the Springtime Nights Sky
- Patrick Prokop (firstname.lastname@example.org) -