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Feeling the Heat

Posted by | June 29, 2021 | Filed under: Observations

I usually post about impressive wind speeds, or massive rain events and their impacts to water quality, but not today! Today I'm emailing about heat. And I'm sure you have all been feeling it!

We reached 97 degrees (36°C) at our weather station yesterday. That is truly impressive for a coastal station. For perspective, that is the highest reading at the "Laudholm Farm" station in a decade, when we "touched" 100 degrees (38°C) back in July of 2011. As far as I can tell, this is the earliest we have ever topped 95 degrees at the Reserve.

And what would a SWMP post be without a pretty graph, right? 

A couple things to note here:

  1. IT GOT UP TO 97 on the coast!
  2. Look at that temperature PLUMMET at around 15:00. This coincides with a shift in wind direction at 14:45 from land to coast and BAM! — instant air conditioning…. temp drops more than 15 degrees in an hour. 

Stay cool out there folks!

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