Longer nights are translating to cooler mornings!
With the astronomical start to the fall season less than two weeks away now, you have no doubt noticed the shorter days and the cooler nights recently.
This morning, the sun rose at 7:21 am and will set this evening at 7:58 pm, giving us 12 hours and 37 minutes of total daylight.
This is in stark contrast to the nearly 15 hours of daylight that we were receiving at the start of summer.
By the end of this month, daylight will decrease to less than 12 hours of daylight each day.
By the end of October that number will decrease to about 10 1/2 hours and by the first day of winter we'll be down to 9 1/2 hours of total daylight. That will translate to 14 1/2 hours of darkness at night!
Of course, with the longer nights comes colder temperatures and tonight will be a prime example of that with lows dipping well down into the 50's across our area.
Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell