Will this be the Hottest Weekend of the Year in Southern Indiana?
Technically, the first official day of summer isn't until June 21, 2023. The temperatures in the Tri-State tell a different story.
A Look Back - June 2022
According to the National Weather Service, last June's average temperature for Evansville, Indiana was 76.5 degrees. It was also the sixth driest June on record. The average high for the month of June 2022 was 88.2 degrees.
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Weather Outlook June 2023
We are only in the first week of June, but the temperatures are already trending up. Meteorologist Ron Rhodes is already predicting that the Evansville area will experience the warmest temperatures of the year this weekend. (June 2-June 4)
We should prepare for very hot and dry conditions, especially Saturday and Sunday when the highs will be in the lower 90s. Southern Indiana has already had an air quality alert this week, and these temperatures could also make it difficult to be outside if you have breathing problems.
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What is the Summer Solstice?
The summer solstice is when can officially say that summer has begun. It has to do with the sun and its position as we can see it from Earth. This is also the longest day of the year and the shortest night. I think that the Farmer's Almanac can explain it a little bit better.
The word “solstice” comes from the Latin solstitium—from sol (Sun) and stitium (still or stopped). Due to Earth’s tilted axis, the Sun doesn’t rise and set at the same locations on the horizon each morning and evening; its rise and set positions move northward or southward in the sky as Earth travels around the Sun through the year. Also, the Sun’s track in the sky becomes higher or lower throughout the year. The June solstice is significant because the Sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky at this time, at which point the Sun’s path does not change for a brief period of time. After the solstice, the Sun appears to reverse course and head back in the opposite direction. The motion referred to here is the apparent path of the Sun when one views its position in the sky at the same time each day, for example, at local noon.