Weather Almanac: Aug 11

August 11

Today's Weather Fact...

Today is the official ending to the "Dog Days" of Summer. "Dog Days" is the name for the most sultry period of summer, lasting from July 3 until today. Named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean, the period was reckoned as extending from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the dog star) and the sun.

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