Which is the coolest month of summer?
FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:
John Polyniak, in Lake Shore, writes: “Hi Frank. Summer starts in June and ends in September. Which month is hotter on average?”
The average temperature for June in Baltimore is 72.4 degrees. The average for September is 67.8 degrees - 4.6 degrees cooler.
And if you think about it, it makes sense. Summer begins at the summer solstice, June 21, when sun angles are highest and daylight is longest. By Sept. 23, we’re receiving almost 3 hours less daylight, at lower sun angles.
(SUN PHOT: Doug Kapustin, Sept. 26, 2007)