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Sunny and Mild Days Ahead

Sunny and Mild Days Ahead

September continues to live up to its expectation of being a month of calm, pleasant weather (don’t worry skiers, it’s only three months until snow). The next seven days look to be filled with sunshine, except for a few clouds here and there. High temperatures Sunday will be in the mid 70s, but otherwise highs will be in the low to mid 60s through the beginning of next week. Tropical activity in the North Atlantic is quiet for the moment, though we may see the development of a storm off the coast of Africa or in the Caribbean early next week.

If you’re a dedicated reader of The Tech, you may remember a couple of weeks ago I gave a very cold weather report from the Mars Phoenix Lander. Venus, on the other hand, is the complete opposite. Venus’s carbon dioxide atmosphere is so thick and so cloudy that the average surface temperature is 860°F (460°C). It also turns out that there is almost no temperature contrast between day and night, equator and pole, or winter and summer. Likewise, there is almost no wind at the surface. Putting aside the fact that the surface pressure is 92 times that of Earth’s, the lack of moisture means you’d never have to worry about rain or snow!

Extended Forecast (for Earth)

Tonight: Clear. Low 47°F (8°C).

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 68°F (20°C).

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear. Low 52°F (11°C).

Sunday: Partly sunny. High 75°F (24°C). Low 55°F (13°C).

Monday: Sunny. High 62°F (17°C).