It really feels like Fall across the region, with this cooler air mass in place. Over the past 24 hours, I’ve heard jokes about the fact we should be watching football, raking leaves and even Trick-or-Treating. We were out at Delco Park during the early afternoon hours, and it was almost chilly during the time the skies got mostly cloudy! As we were walking around the pond, the kids (and adults!) were wondering out loud about certain aspects of the park. I am actually on the Kettering Parks Board, so I felt it was my duty to find some answers… and I did! Here are some useless but interesting points about Delco Park:
*How deep is the pond around the pier?
5 Feet deep around the pier and about 12 Feet deep out in the middle of the pond
*What are the buoys in the water?
There is a club with remote controlled sail boats and when they come out, they do competition with each other to sail around the buoys.
*On the west end of the pond…the trees right along the bank have their roots exposed. Have they always been like that?
These trees are Cypress trees and they grow in or near water and have those distinctive roots (some times called “knees” with the Cypress trees). They love having their roots in water.
*Will the continued park improvements involve swings at some point?
Yes, swings will be back, but it is uncertain exactly when this will happen. The long term plan is to add another play structure with soft surface connected to the new existing play structure. The next play structure will be made for younger children ages 2 to 5.
So there you have it! Today will be a nice day for a park, even though we’re starting off so cool. High pressure right over the region, has brought us clear skies and calm winds through the early morning hours. Temperatures have dropped a little lower than yesterday morning, because of these conditions. We bottomed out in the lower 50s. And, in fact, just after 6am we tied our RECORD LOW temperature for the day at 51-degrees. We will also be close to the record low HIGH temp this afternoon:
As we get a little heating beyond lunch, we once again expect a cumulus field to develop. The clouds won’t be quite as extensive as they were yesterday, and we do not expect any rain. Friday will be the same story… only a little warmer, with highs near 80.
Over the weekend, we continue to see at least a small chance of a few showers or thunderstorms over the Miami Valley. This would be most common in the afternoon hours, and highs will be in the low-mid 80s.