BLOG: TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE SUNDAY NIGHT

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We have quite a cool event coming up the evening of Sunday, September 27. A TOTAL lunar eclipse will be visible in our part of the world (weather permitting of course).

Reminder: A lunar eclipse  occurs when the moon passes directly through the Earth’s shadow.

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A lunar eclipse is awesome enough but this eclipse will also occur during the lunar perigee (the point in the Moon’s orbit wen it is closest to Earth). Yes it will be a “Supermoon”. The last time a total lunar eclipse happened during a “Supermoon” was in 1982.

Information from NOAA:

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The total eclipse will be visible from the eastern US and all of South America across the Atlantic to parts of Europe and Africa.

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WHEN TO LOOK: 

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WILL THE WEATHER COOPERATE?

At this early stage of the game, it’s kind of a tossup. It won’t rain but there might be some clouds coming off a system along the East Coast. Stay tuned for the latest forecasts!

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WEATHER BRIEFING SEPTEMBER 21

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Good Monday morning!

After another soggy (at times) Saturday, Sunday turned out to be a pleasant day and this is going to be another great week. The pattern (dry with warm afternoons) will be just about perfect for harvest time.

Today’s highs will fall just shy of average….pretty close to yesterday’s values.

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This week will be dominated by high pressure. The air will be dry, allowing for cool, comfortable nights and warm afternoons. Of course, we need more rain. Some places have had about 1/2 their average rain over the last 2 months:

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But there will not be a drop through the weekend. Look at the large chunk of real estate that will be high and dry over the next 7 days:

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Here’s a look at the temperature trend off the GFS ensemble model. No signs of Autumn here!

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Autumn officially begins in the predawn hours Wednesday. This is one of the two times during the year that the Sun’s rays are aimed directly over the Equator. From Wednesday through next March, the Sun’s most direct energy will be pointed south of the Equator…..Spring and Summer for the Southern Hemisphere and Autumn and Winter for the Northern Hemisphere.

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