When Is The Coldest Time Of The Day?
- They always say it's darkest before the dawn (which isn't true. Around midnight is technically the darkest, but it's hard to notice). But on most nights, it is the coldest before dawn.
Generally speaking, the coldest part of the day is right before the sun comes up in the morning -- between 4-6 a.m., depending on the season.
During the night, the ground radiates the heat it's absorbed back out into space, allowing the temperature to drop. It actually does this all the time, but it's had the most time to radiate it back to space without the incoming sun's warmth to counteract it right before the sun comes up again to restart the process.
The warmest time of day is usually around 3-5 p.m. As the sun fades toward evening, the radiating process starts to overtake the sun's input.
Cottonwood tree felled by today's windstorm destroyed home in Lynnwood. Occupants - fearing the intensity of storm - retreated safely to their basement just minutes before the tree fell. House is a total loss.
A huge tree, in Lynwood, snapped in half causing branches to brake windshields open, damged equipment, and frontal damge of a car. Started out as simply winds, leading into wilder then moments before causing a rather large tree to fall over and hit three cars.
The cloud bands around Mt. Rainier are a sure sign of changing weather conditions. These images of Mt. Rainier were taken Thursday evening around 7:30pm with a Nikon D3000
and a 200mm telephoto lens. The dark spots on the 1st image is flock of birds (not dirt on the lens).