Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer's peak

Today we are at summer's height.  July 22, 23, 24 are, on average, the warmest days of the year for Ottawa.  I'm sure that this is generally the case for most of the Northern Hemisphere.  Our length of day has been decreasing since the Summer Solstice but with the atmospheric lag, we have only now reached the peak in temperatures, again on average.   This year, I think we peaked early on this part of the earth's surface anyway.   For the rest of the summer I don't think we will see the extreme departures from normal as the first part of the summer as "troughy-ness" settles over us...

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