Whew...its been a bit since I've dusted off the ol' keyboard and posted a blog...so what better than the changing of the seasons to get things going again?
Summer 2010 is almost in the books. Compared to 2009, we were in for a treat when we made it all the way through June and July without touching 100 degrees and seeing our fair share of rain. But then...we turned the corner into August which after an almost month long string of 100+ degree afternoons and the "coolest" daytime high still bringing the heat at 97°...I think enough is enough.
Hottest temperature all summer long: 107° (August 23rd & 24th)
Coolest afternoon temperature: 84° (June 24th with 1.39" of rain falling)
August 2010 tied July 2009 for the HOTTEST all time warmest month ever recorded in College Station.
So good riddance Summer '10 here comes the autumnal equinox...otherwise known as fall! Fall begins exactly at 10:09pm Wednesday evening. (That is the exact time when the sun can be seen directly overhead the Earth's equator.)
A couple area's of interest heading into the beginning of the Fall season:
First: How about a fall "cold" front just a few days after the official start of the season? Well...that's what it looks like we'll get. However, no need to go digging out the parkas and gloves...just yet. This front should come knocking on our door between Saturday and Sunday increasing our rain chances and keeping temperatures in check and about where they should be for this time of the year.
Second: Check out the temperatures as of 9am Tuesday morning, there was some chilly air that managed to seep out of Canada and into the North and Northwestern U.S. Again, don't get too excited...but still at least a hint at what is to finally and eventually come down the road.
Third: Just because it is fall...that doesn't mean that hurricane season ends. In fact, its not officially over until November 30th. That being said, we are watching an area of disturbed weather in the far southeastern Caribbean this afternoon. This puff of showers and storms isn't expected to become anything impressive over the next couple of days...however, over the past week some of our long range computer models have placed a storm in the Gulf of Mexico anywhere from the tip of Texas to the coast of Florida. Just something that is worth keeping an eye on and if it brings changes to our weather (if being the key word here) of course we will keep you updated on it.
Until then, enjoy that thought that cooler weather and hot chocolate nights are a lot closer to the forecast now then they were while we were in the midst of that scorching 100 degree heat!