Sunday, November 9, 2008
Tom's Weather Journal - November 9
Every fall, when we set the clocks back, the days seem to shorten dramatically. This, of course, is a fallacy. The first Sunday of eastern standard time at this latitude has only three fewer minutes of daylight than the day before, the last Saturday of daylight savings time; but the early darkness always surprises me. The southwest ridge doesn't lie though. Even without going to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration site, or the Farmer's Almanac site, I can tell just by looking at what time the sun sets over these hills that the evenings are going to get just about half an hour shorter before they begin to stretch out again. On December 6th the sun will set at 4:07 PM and hover around that setting time for about a week before it sets at 4:08 on December 13th. The evenings will begin to stretch out again.