The steadily warming global temperatures are changing our summers here on Delmarva, and with the summer solstice this morning, it’s a good time to look at how different summer is now than in 1970. Most of the area is seeing 3-6 days each summer above 95° than we did in the 1960’s and early 70’s.
Here is the day by day data for Georgetown in May 2017: PRELIMINARY LOCAL CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA (WS FORM: F-6) STATION: GEORGETOWN DE MONTH: MAY YEAR: 2017 LATITUDE: 38 41 N LONGITUDE: 75 22 W TEMPERATURE IN F: :PCPN: SNOW: WIND :SUNSHINE: SKY :PK WND ================================================================================ 1 2 3 4 5 6A 6B 7 8 9
From NASA: The Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) plans a pre-dawn launch of a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket on June 1 between 4:27 a.m. and 4:42 a.m. EDT. The test will create blue-green and red luminescent clouds that may be visible from New York to North Carolina. Note that this mission requires clear skies so postponement