No significant threats in sight.
We’ll see another warm day today! I can’t rule out an isolated shower but it is certainly nothing to cancel any outdoor plans over. Most of us will stay warm and dry. I think the clouds and slight increase in humidity will keep us in the mid to upper 70s. I’m not sure we’ll hit 80 here at weatherTAP again today.
We’ll keep a chance for a shower or storm around for tomorrow and Thursday, before a better chance of rain arrives Thursday night. Most of us should get some rain from this system. The storms look to stay below severe limits.
Friday and Saturday are looking quite pleasant. We may still be dealing with a morning shower on Friday, but I didn’t even bother putting that chance on the outlook above.
Another chance for a shower or storm arrives Sunday, but most of us will likely stay dry.
A hurricane can never cross the Equator. Some of come close but none have ever crossed that line. Hurricanes depend on the Coriolis Effect (spin of the earth) to get their rotation. That force is zero at the Equator, increasing the farther north or south you go, until maximizing at the Poles.
On this day in 1885 the city of Denver found itself in the midst of a winter storm that would drop 23 inches of snow in just 24 hours. I bet they were wondering where their spring season had gone to!
In 1983, a very localized blizzard (some called it a “mini” blizzard) struck Laramie, Wyoming. A foot of snow fell in just eight hours during the night. I wonder how many people woke up to a surprise snow the next day? (ha)
Yesterday’s record high: 85 (1988) This year would be one of the hottest summers on record.
Yesterday’s record low: 31 (1986)
Today’s record high: 85 (1967)
Today’s record low: 23 (1986)
Today’s sunset: 7:20
Tomorrow sunrise: 5:54
Today’s day length: 13 hrs 24 mins 52 secs
Tomorrow’s day length: 13 hrs 26 mins 55 secs
One year ago today
Highs were once again in the 50s, topping out at 56 degrees. That was two degrees cooler than the day before. The morning low was only 52 degrees, so guess what? Yeah, it was a very rainy day. By day’s end, 1.91 inches of rain had fallen.
Sky viewing conditions tonight: GOOD
Moon phase: Waning Gibbous, 81% illumination
What to look for in the night sky tonight
Keep looking for those Lyrid meteors. The moon doesn’t rise until later in the night, so viewing is actually pretty good. Just watch those clouds. They’re getting to be quite pesky again these day.
Training for the St. Jude race this weekend is now beginning to wind down a bit. I finished my last long run for the week this morning. After some rowing tomorrow and spin class tomorrow night, the focus turns to rest and carb loading (my favorite part!). Bring on the pasta!
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