Buresh Blog: A “break” from summer.... Summer Solstice... Smokey Bear bumper sticker

The “Buresh Blog” will next be updated the last few days of June, the week of the 29th. “Talking the Tropics With Mike” continues to be updated every single day during the hurricane season.

A nice little break from our typical summer heat in mid June. After-all, the avg. high temp. is 90 degrees beginning June 11th & remains 90+ through Aug. 30th(!). But several nights in a row dropped to near 60 degrees highlighted by a record tying low of 62 degrees on Tue., June 16th. Interestingly... that was only the 4th record low in the last 3 years all of which have occurred during the “warm season”. The last wintertime record low was on Feb. 20th, 2015 at 24 degrees.

Reality will return with 90 degree temps., high humidity & scattered afternoon storms. Right on time, too as the summer solstice arrives on June 20th. Recall that our seasons are a product of the tilt of the earth with the earth’s axis tilted toward the sun in the N. Hemisphere. From the N.W.S.:

The summer solstice occurs at the moment the earth’s tilt toward the sun is at a maximum. Therefore, on the day of the summer solstice, the sun appears at its highest elevation with a noontime position that changes very little for several days before and after the summer solstice. In fact, the word solstice comes from Latin solstitium or sol (the sun) + -stit-, -stes (standing). The summer solstice occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer, which is located at 23.5° latitude North, and runs through Mexico, the Bahamas, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, and southern China. The sun will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 5:43pm EDT. For every place north of the Tropic of Cancer, the sun is at its highest point in the sky and this is the longest day of the year.

“Only You” - From the Florida Forest Service: Design the next “Smokey Bear” bumper sticker! The winner of the contest will have their drawing placed on the new Smokey Bear Fire Prevention Bumper Sticker. The winner will be picked on Sept. 30th. The artwork must contain a wildfire prevention message dealing with human caused wildfires. Other requirements: * must be 11.5″ x 3″ in size.... * nothing inappropriate... * cannot contain the Fl. Forest Service Shield

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