September 26, 2017 Night

Good evening! Mostly clear and 72 degrees in Delmar. There is a south breeze at 5 mph. The dew point is 67 degrees. Certainly not a pleasant evening, at least outside of air conditioned buildings. This is like the worse of summer weather, which we only had a few nights of earlier this summer. The muggy weather ends Thursday around 3 am. And more likely then not, that will be it until 2018. But who knows as this year goes on with this crazy warm spell and a changing climate that pushes the jet stream to the extreme north or south in America.  

Went grocery shopping this evening and to the laundry mat. Sat out back for a while, then went back insider as I needed to charge my phone, and honestly I prefer to use my phone with my bluethooth mouse and keyboard. Much faster and easier to use that trying to hit buttons on the touch screen with my big fat fingers.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low of 65 degrees at 4am. 17 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 67 at 10pm. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Not much relief from the heat and humidty there. In 2016, we had mostly cloudy skies. It got down to 52 degrees. The record low of 24 occurred back in 1947.

The First Quarter Moon will be tomorrow with isolated t-storms then isolated showers. The Hunter Moon is on Thursday, October 5th. The sun will rise at 6:48 am with the first light at 6:20 am, which is one minute and 6 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 12 hours and 4 minutes of darkness, an increase of 2 minutes and 51 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny and still quite hot and humid, with a high of 85 degrees at 3pm. 21 degrees above normal. Yeap, that’s hot for late September. Maximum dew point of 67 at 10am. Humid too.  Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning. A year ago, we had partly cloudy skies. The high last year was 72 degrees. The record high of 84 was set in 1998.

A fairly typical early October weekend on tap. Much cooler but sunny. Saturday, a chance of showers before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Maximum dew point of 42 at 6am. Sunday, sunny, with a high near 66. Maximum dew point of 42 at 7pm. Typical average high for the weekend is 66 degrees.

In four weeks on October 24 the sun will be setting at 5:58 pm, which is 46 minutes and 8 seconds earlier then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had rain, mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 52 and 42 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 57 and 37 degrees. The record high of 74 degrees was set back in 1973.

Looking ahead, 6:30 PM Sunset is Next Tuesday, Coldest Day of Year (Avg. 14-30 degrees) is in 15 weeks and Inaugeration Day 2021 is in 173 weeks.

I think I am going to retire to bed now, and then sit by the fan and listen to a podcast. Good night!