Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Partly Cloudy ... Still Hot & Humid
Today will be partly cloudy. Temperatures will warm to around 90 in most places with the heat index flirting with 100. It should be fair tonight. Showers and thunderstorm chances will return for Wednesday & Thursday and it will continue to be hot.

As summer came to a close with the autumnal equinox at 9:54 pm EDT Saturday night, it can be noted that it has been hotter than normal this year. As of Sep. 24, there has been 100 days where the temperature in Savannah (airport) has reached 90 or above. The normal number of days per year is 69. It is likely that there will be several more days of 90 weather for us. The record for the number of 90 days in Savannah was set in 2011 with 120 days. We might end up with about 110 days this year. Speaking of 100, there were no days with the temperature at 100 or above this year with the warmest at 98 on June 21 & 24, and July 12. Summer ended Saturday at 9:54 pm EDT when the apparent position of the sun crossed the equator moving southward, but the heat is still on.

Tropical Weather:
There is activity in the tropical Atlantic but none of it is a threat to us. The area in the middle of the north Atlantic has slowly spinning as sub-tropical depression Leslie, but the models indicate it will meander throughout the middle of the Atlantic over the next several days as a large but weak storm. Further east, tropical storm Kirk in the eastern tropical Atlantic had degenerated into an open wave. A non tropical low was about 300 miles ENE of the GA coast and is sliding northwestward but will curve northward as it approaches the coast upper SC coast.
More information on the National Hurricane Center's website.

In a Sky Near You: The planets
The planets are beaming in the evening and nighttime sky with bright ruddy red Mars and the moon in the E at sunset and in the southern sky around midnight. Earlier in the evening, very bright Venus can be seen in the western sky until shortly after 8:30 pm with bright Jupiter in the SW sky and dim yellow Saturn in the southern sky. See more about the Planets in the Sky Tonight here. I took this picture of 'Harvest' moon last night, September 24, in my backyard with the 3" Orion ED80T telescope.

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