2017 October 18

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Dolly Sods Wilderness
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Good morning! What day is it? Midpoint of my autumn road trip day, course. Decision day, have to figure out what to see and what to skip going forward. I guess I will pretty much stay to plan and head over to the eastern part of the state then tomorrow over to Virginia to see some of the backroads of the Shenandoah Valley.  Clear and 43 degrees at the Monongahela National Forest here in Davis, WV. Calm wind. Not as cold and certainly not as damp as yesterday.

Today will be sunny, with a high of 64 degrees at 4pm. Five degrees above normal. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. A year ago, we had mostly sunny skies with more clouds in the afternoon. The high last year was 84 degrees. The record was set in 2016. There was a dusting of snow in 2015. Ain’t weather grand.

The sun will set at 6:33 pm with dusk around 7:00 pm, which is one minute and 24 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for clear conditions and 60 degrees. There will be a south breeze at 5 mph. Today will have 11 hours and 2 minutes of daytime, a decrease of 2 minutes and 26 seconds over yesterday. Should be a nice day. 

Tonight will be clear, with a low of 43 degrees at 5am. Five degrees above normal. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 5 mph after midnight. In 2016, we had mostly cloudy skies with some clearing in the early hours of the next day. It got down to 48 degrees. The record low of 20 occurred back in 1974.

As previously noted, next Wednesday is World Pasta Day when the sun will be setting at 6:24 pm with dusk at 6:51 pm. On that day in 2016, we had mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 47 and 34 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 56 degrees. We hit a record high of 77 back in 1963.