We’ve Waited Long Enough! Summer Officially Arrives on Tuesday
We wait all winter for the weather to start warming up, the trees and flowers to bloom, and the official start of summer! It's almost here!!
The Three Starts of Summer
We like summer so much there are three different starts to that beloved season...
Memorial Day (the last Monday in May) is always looked at as the "start of summer" for most people. This is when people start opening their pools, getting their campers ready, and start heading north on the weekends.
June 1st is considered the "meteorological" start of summer. This marks the beginning of the hottest three month period of the year -- June, July, and August.
The Summer Solstice is the "official" start of the summer season.
What is the Summer Solstice?
The Summer Solstice is that time of year when the sun is directly overhead at noon 23.5 degrees north of the equator at the Tropic of Cancer (an imaginary line that circles the globe to account for the Earth being tilted 23.5 degrees.) This when the sun's path is the farthest north. It is also the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.
When Does Summer Officially Arrive in 2022?
You might want to set your alarm clock a little early for Tuesday, June 21st to ring in the official start of summer for the year 2022.
We have waited long enough! The first day of summer officially arrives at 5:14 am on June 21st.
Can You Really Stand an Egg on it's End on the First Day of Summer?
There has been a myth for years that you can balance an egg on it's end on the Summer Solstice. There is no scientific proof that this is possible just become of the time of the year. If you get lucky and have super balancing skills, you can probably balance and egg on it's point any day of the year. (If you want some help in making that happen, shake the egg vigorously before starting the balancing act. This breaks up the yolk and it settles to the bottom of the egg, making it a little easier to balance.)
What's the Weather Forecast for the First Few Days of Summer?
It's going to be hot and dry. The National Weather Service is forecasting high temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s for the next week. Chances of rain in that time period look very low -- so things will get very dry very quickly.