Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First day of summer

Summer has 'officially' arrived as of today with the summer solstice occurring this evening.  The days around this date are the longest days of daylight we get all year with a sunrise occurring just before 5:15am and sunset around 8:30pm.  We then start the long slide back toward days getting shorter.  It does appear that summer has indeed arrived weather wise too as the temperature is expected to peak today and tomorrow in the mid to upper 90's with high humidity resulting in a heat index in the low to mid 100's.  As of 4:30 today the temperature is 97 with a heat index of 106.  Very warm indeed!  The heat is on for a large portion of the eastern part of the country.

Highs for Wednesday, courtesy of The Weather Channel

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