Fall Begins at 8:54 PM

Good Saturday bloggers,

Fall begins at 8:54 PM tonight and the weather is following suit. We have dropped into the 40s this morning, officially, for the first time since April 29th.

What is going on with the Earth and Sun on this day? The sun is shining directly on the equator as its direct rays head south for the winter. During the summer, the sun shines directly over the Tropic of Cancer which puts the direct rays over the northern hemisphere. This is why it gets so hot. During the winter the sun shines directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, putting the least direct rays over the northern hemisphere. This is why we turn colder. It is the tilt of the Earth, at about 23.5°, that causes the seasons. During the winter the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun. The Earth tilt never changes, but you can see how the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun during the winter and towards the sun during the summer.

Seasons sun and earth


There are a ton of events this weekend and the weather could not be much better. The Plaza Art fair runs from 10 AM to 10 PM today and 11 AM to 5 PM Sunday. I will be out there from 4 PM to 6 PM today at our booth near Seasons 52.


The weather looks great for the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes home opener! Temperatures will start in the 50s for tailgating then warming to the 60s. Highs will reach 75°-80° which means low 70s for Kickoff.


Here is the look at the weather for the first few days of fall.

TODAY: Near perfect with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. The wind will be from the east-southeast at 5-15 mph.


SUNDAY: After lows around 50° we will warm to 75°-80° with abundant sunshine and winds from the southeast at 5-15 mph.


MONDAY: It will be warmer and more humid as south winds of 5-15 mph bring back Gulf of Mexico moisture. There will be more clouds as well.


TUESDAY: We will be in the same pattern for another 10-14 days. This means the same old thing is likely on Tuesday, as far as rainfall, when this cold front arrives. We will have scattered showers and thunderstorms with amounts a trace to .25″. A few locations may see .50″. The most significant rain will be well east.


Have a great weekend.

Jeff Penner

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