Good Morning. One of June’s most spectacular stargazing opportunities is coming Wednesday, but you’ll have to check your forecast and set an alarm to witness it.
Starting in the predawn (around 3:30 a.m. local time), a thin crescent moon will float up above the eastern horizon, accompanied by the bright and brilliant Jupiter. Because the pair will be rising low in the sky, they will make for an excellent photo opportunity. If you snap one, please share it with us @ BresOneidaNews@gmail.com!
What We’re Tracking
This Caught My Eye
The most stifling heat relative to average in the U.S. so far this June is in a location you might not think of first.
San Juan, Puerto Rico, has equaled the hottest 12-day period that the U.S. territory capital has experienced in 125 years of records. Its average daily temperature was 86.7 degrees (highs and lows combined) from May 31 to June 11, as calculated by the local National Weather Service office.
In that time, San Juan broke or tied daily record highs on five of the 12 days. It also tied its warmest June low temperature of 82 degrees on three consecutive days.
Swullocking is an old adjective from England that means “overpoweringly hot.” It’s related to the word “swelking,” which means sultry. Swullocking, however, indicates hotter and more uncomfortable conditions. To use it, you might say to a friend “what a swullocking hot day it is!”
This week, we’re seeing swullocking weather in many locations, from Puerto Rico to India. The continental U.S. will see some early summer swullocking heat in Texas and parts of the Midwest as well, while much of the United Kingdom is under a heat advisory. Which is all to say, I guess, that swullocking season really has begun.