Weekly Weather Report 9/20 – 9/24

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Mark Ong

For the second half of September in Chandler, Ariz. cooler temperatures are forecasted. Over the weekend on Sept. 18, 2021, a mini dust storm swept through central Arizona and some areas picked up to one-fourth of an inch of rain. Wind speeds reached as high as 40 mph in some areas. For this week, dry conditions and cooler temperatures will persist as the season of autumn arrives. 

 

Monday, Sept. 20

High Temperature: 98 degrees Fahrenheit

Low Temperature: 70 degrees Fahrenheit 

Humidity: 22 percent

Wind Speed: 8 mph

Forecast: Sunny

Chance of Rain: 0 percent

 

Tuesday, Sept. 21

High Temperature: 101 degrees Fahrenheit

Low Temperature: 74 degrees Fahrenheit 

Humidity: 21 percent

Wind Speed: 6 mph

Forecast: Sunny

Chance of Rain: 0 percent

 

Wednesday, Sept. 22

High Temperature: 102 degrees Fahrenheit

Low Temperature: 74 degrees Fahrenheit 

Humidity: 21 percent

Wind Speed: 13 mph

Forecast: Sunny

Chance of Rain: 0 percent

 

Thursday, Sept. 23

High Temperature: 98 degrees Fahrenheit

Low Temperature: 74 degrees Fahrenheit 

Humidity: 27 percent

Wind Speed: 7 mph

Forecast: Partly cloudy

Chance of Rain: 10 percent

 

Friday, Sept. 24

High Temperature: 97 degrees Fahrenheit

Low Temperature: 73 degrees Fahrenheit 

Humidity: 32 percent

Wind Speed: 6 mph

Forecast: Partly cloudy

Chance of Rain: 10 percent

The Harvest Moon rises on Sept. 20, 2021

The harvest moon is regarded as the most spectacular full moon of the year. The full moon that is closest to the September equinox is the harvest moon. The moon appears to look orange when it rises near the horizon. The moon turns into a copper color when it is rising near the horizon and then returns to its original whte color as it rises. The harvest moon is the only full moon of the year that appears as a copper color when it rises near the horizon. Most of the time, the harvest moon is in September but about every three years, the harvest moon is in October. 

The First day of Autumn (Fall) begins on Sept. 22, 2021

The seasons change and summer comes to an end for people in the northern hemisphere. The first day of autumn officially starts on Sept. 22, 2021. The September equinox marks the change in the seasons and the length of day and night is nearly the same. The sun shines directly over the equator. In the northern hemisphere, autumn starts and in the southern hemisphere, spring starts.