We go up from here…June 6th, 2012 at 7:49 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
Did you get to see the Transit of Venus yesterday? Parts of the area had cloud cover, but in some spots the clouds broke just enough to catch a glimpse of this once-in-a-lifetime event. Thanks to the Parmleys for sending in this photo… notice Venus–the speck on the upper right of the sun:
Such an amazing sight, as the clouds cleared just enough right at sunset. Perfect viewing conditions
This is our coolest morning of the week, following the coolest afternoon. Yesterday’s high temperature only made it to 68-degrees… that was around lunchtime. Once the clouds rolled in (as expected)… the temperatures dropped, and we spent most of the afternoon in the mid-60s. We even had a few showers pop up, but rainfall amounts were light, as we were thinking they would be. Here are a few totals from the area:
Dayton Int’l Airport: .01″
New Carlisle: .01″
Whispering Pines Farms, Kettering: .06″
This morning we’ve dipped into the upper 40s in parts of the Miami Valley… including at the Dayton Int’l Airport:
But from here on out… we warm! This afternoon will be slightly warmer than yesterday (73°)… and tomorrow we’ll be in the upper 70s. It looks like 80 on Friday and the summer like weather is back for the weekend! Highs will be well into the 80s with dry conditions continuing and lots of sunshine.
As I mentioned yesterday, the next chance of rain isn’t until next week. It looks like we have a shot late Monday into Tuesday. Until then, dry, dry, dry! And while we’ve had a good amount of rain in the southern half of the Miami Valley lately… some of the northern counties have not been so lucky. Last week, the USDA placed parts of Mercer County under “Abnormally Dry” conditions:
The new Drought Monitor comes out tomorrow… it will be interesting to see if that area is expanded at all. With the dry weather in the forecast, our friends up on the farm in Fort Loramie are preparing to bale hay! What a gorgeous sunrise from the farm!