The Cambrian

What’s the outlook for autumn? Fall back on some previous figures

One of Cambria’s main attractions is the temperate weather we enjoy all year round.

A study of Cambria’s weather pattern has been assembled utilizing the past 16 years of temperature data as recorded at the Waste Water Treatment Plant in Park Hill and reported weekly in the Cambrian.

This data, combined with a subjective evaluation of the type of day Cambria experiences, (sunny, partly sunny, cloudy and rainy) contributes to the following report. A clear day is defined as clear skies from early morning to sunset. A partially clear day means that the fog or clouds clear out during the day followed by sunshine for the remainder of the day (or vice versa).

Because this evaluation is conducted at or near the ocean, where fog and low clouds are more prevalent than all other parts of town, the temperatures and weather information reflect lower temperatures than one might expect to see based on the many microclimates within Cambria. The weather year starts in July and ends in June. (Weather year 2015 began in July 2014 and ends in June 2015.)

Fall 2014

The upcoming fall season (October, November and December) should bring Cambria some of its most beautiful Indian summer weather, as well as some much needed rain. We can expect clear, sunny days almost half the time, with approximately 12 rainy days giving us 6 inches of rain.

The harvest moon represents a full moon that graces our skies each autumn and takes its name from the fact that, during the season, there is a shorter time interval between sunset and moonrise than during any other season.

We can expect a total of 10 blue moons over the next 20 years. The next blue moon will be in July 2015. There will be no blue moon after that until January 2018.

Although the autumn season reflects 45 clear days, which is more clear days than any other season, the warmest months of the year take place during July and August, with an average high temperature of 67 degrees. September averages 65 degrees; October, 64.

Cambria’s water use during the first six months of 2014 was 30.7 percent lower than the comparable 2013 time frame. Since April, Cambria’s monthly savings have exceeded 40 percent.

Cambria’s high temperature during the first six months of 2014 averaged 64 degrees, 2 degrees higher than the average over the past 16 years. (Cambria’s low temperature was 1 degree higher for the same comparable period.)

Cambrians should take advantage of “full moon sets” over the ocean during the upcoming fall season. Your best viewing will be 45 minutes to an hour before the sun comes up when the moon has an orange color.

Check The Cambrian to verify the right time to watch the moon set over the ocean.

Also make sure it is a fogless/cloudless morning, and bring a jacket or sweater.

An average week

Following are weather conditions for an average week in the fall:

  • 3 days per week: Clear, sunny days.
  • 2 days per week: Early morning fog followed by partial clearing and sun.
  • 1 day per week: No sun (cloudy and foggy all day).
  • 1 day per week: Rain.
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