Friday, May 12th 2023
You control the temperature inside your home or office, but in order to make informed decisions about how to set the thermostat, you need to know what's happening outside!
About the feels like temperature
Feels Like conveys how warm or cold it feels and can be different from the actual temperature. The Feels Like temperature is affected by humidity and wind.
Today's Weather Summary
Cloudy conditions expected today with some peaks of sun.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has issued a code orange air quality alert Friday for The Philadelphia Metro area. A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children...people suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung diseases...and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors. For more information on ground-level ozone and fine particles...visit http://www.phila.gov/health/units/ams/
Air Conditioning Recommendation
Set To: Cooling mode if desired, at your preferred settings, not below 68° for optimum operation.
Set To: Off.
Today's UV Index
About The UV Index: The World Heath Organization's UV index (UVI) measures ultraviolet radiation. The higher the UVI, the greater the potential for damage, and the faster harm can occur. The UVI can help you decide when to protect yourself from the sun and when to avoid being outside. The WHO recommends using shade, sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing at levels of 3 (Moderate) or higher.
Today's Sun Schedule
Today, wind speeds are 0 to 7 mph, with gusts up to 15 mph.
Today's total precipitation will be 0".
Today, the average humidity is 60%. The dew point is 49° to 57°.
Today, the visibility will be perfectly clear, at 13 to 25 mi.
Today, the average pressure will be 30.08 inHg, and the lowest pressure will be 30.02 inHg.
Today Is: National Limerick Day
National Limerick Day, held every year on May 12, pays homage to the man who made the short poems widespread — Edward Lear. Lear was an English poet who is known for his nonsense-style, often writing with made-up words, telling tales of “Quangle-Wangles,” and “runcible spoons.” He wrote 212 limericks, most of which didn’t follow the specific rhyming rules of the style. Although the by definition limericks have five lines, Lear’s were often shown in three or four, to give space to his accompanying illustrations and drawings. (A favorite of his: “There was an Old Man of Peru, who watched his wife making a stew; But once by mistake, In a stove she did bake, That unfortunate Man of Peru.”)
The origin of the poem’s name is a bit disputed, but most people believe it comes from the Irish city of Limerick. With just fine lines, the first two rhyming with the fifth line, and third and fourth lines rhyming together, limericks are quick, funny poems. Although popularized by Lear, limericks first started to emerge in England in the 18th century. Most limericks begin by describing a person and place, and then the rest of the lines describe that person’s actions. Limericks can be vulgar or crude, and are often inappropriate. Lear liked it that way—he considered “clean” limericks to be average at best. More recent limericks have turned toward current events and social issues.
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