Sick of dark evenings? Later sunsets are just around the corner
ORLANDFO, Fla. – Have you noticed? Slowly, but surely the sun is starting to set later and later. The sun is already setting nearly 25 minutes later than its earliest set of 5:28 p.m. in early December. Daylight from start to finish will continue to increase until the summer solstice Jun 20, the longest day of the year. Hang in there!
No sun for two months: Sun sets for last time in 2020 in America’s northernmost city
ORLANDO, Fla. – Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow, Alaska, will watch the sun set for last time this year on Wednesday. In the winter months, the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun, keeping the sun below the horizon. The northern hemisphere is tilted toward the sun and, therefore, the sun won’t set for a couple of months. This is also known as polar day or the midnight sun. Daylight will continue to decrease until the shortest day of the year, the first day of winter on Dec. 21.
Central Florida forecast: Changes -- and Eta? -- on the way
ORLANDO, Fla. – We will see a few changes in the coming days in Central Florida as more moisture works into the atmosphere. We’ll see a few more clouds but no rain on Wednesday, with rain chances returning to 20% by Thursday. Rain chances stand at 30% Friday, 50% Saturday and 70% Sunday. Pinpointing the tropicsWe are watching Tropical Storm Eta, which was over Nicaragua on Wednesday morning after making landfall there as a hurricane. We will continue to monitor Eta to see where it’s expected to go after that and how strong it will become.
Saharan Dust: The good, bad and potentially ugly of the yearly-occurring phenomenon
The positives and negatives when it comes to Saharan Dust. Saharan dust and red tideThis is the potentially ugly side of Saharan Dust. Some large red tide years have also occurred without any Saharan dust. Dry air and increased wind shear are the main characteristics of the Saharan Air Layer, the official name of the cloud of Saharan dust. Saharan dust is the ultimate catch 22, bringing significant positives and potentially some negatives as it makes its yearly trans-Atlantic journey.
Tropical Tracker: Saharan Dust dominates the Atlantic, keeping storm development low
While dust from the Sahara Desert makes a trip across the Atlantic every year, 2020′s dust has been abnormally thick. Because of the dry air and increased wind shear within the area of dust, tropical development becomes less likely in the areas where the dust is present. Hello, (goodbye) DollyIf you blinked, you may have missed Tropical Storm Dolly. NO tropical development is expected. There are several tropical waves coming off of Africa, which is early for that to be happening, but the environment is not conducive for tropical development at this time.
Rotarys first Service Above Self Day considered a success
Local Rotary clubs hosted the inaugural event Saturday at the Venetian Center. LEESBURG Around 50 local nonprofit organizations gathered on Saturday for the first Service Above Self Day hosted by Leesburgs Rotary clubs Sunrise, Noon and Sunset. Now, GAL has another resource to help local children and families. "This is what Service Above Self is all about," Treadway said. After a survey among all the vendors, there was an unanimous decision to continue hosting the Service Above Self Day.dailycommercial.com