I don’t think I’m going to have a lot to say in the “weather” portion of the daily blog posts this week — an strong area of high pressure will dominate our weather for the next several days. That means calm and hot weather will prevail most of the week, with dry conditions and high temperatures each afternoon near 90°. That’s where we’ll be this afternoon, but at least the humidity will be tolerable:
The good news is, overnight low temperatures won’t be bad, starting off in the 60s each morning. That’s where we were this morning, and that’s where we’ll be tomorrow morning:
Right back up to around 90° Wednesday afternoon:
The next decent chance of rain doesn’t head our way until early next week. Without any precipitation to cool things off, high temperatures will remain about 10-12 degrees above-average:
At this point, I’m not forecasting any record high temperatures, although Friday through Monday could be close. Friday’s record high is 95°, Saturday’s is 94°, Sunday’s is 95° and Monday’s is 92°.
- How Congress could help weather forecasters reach more people and save more lives.
- For the first time, NOAA has awarded contracts to two private companies to launch weather satellites and gather atmospheric data.
- The world hits a climate change milestone this month, and going back will be really expensive. (But NOT going back will be even more expensive.)
- On Saturday, Arctic sea ice reached its summer low point — the second-lowest ever recorded.
- New observations from NASA’s solar observatory are revealing the origin of the “solar wind.”
- New computer modeling data shows how the heart-shaped feature on Pluto came together.
- The largest galaxy in the Universe is…well, REALLY big.
- Hydrogen fuel cells are likely the “fuel of the future,” but right now it take a lot of energy to actually produce the hydrogen. However, researchers have recently discovered a more-efficient way to split water molecules to produce hydrogen.
- Can a nuclear reactor be safe, environmentally friendly, AND efficient enough to be commercially viable?
- The science of digital audio shows why Apple was right to remove the headphone port from the iPhone 7.
- I just want this for my glasses: scientists have found a way to make almost any surface water-repellent and self-cleaning.
- The “beer goggles” effect, as explained by science.
- Divers found a 2000-year-old human skeleton on a famous shipwreck.
- “Super sleepers” may actually be sleep-deprived, without even knowing it.