I guess everybody knows that childhood rhyme, but my point is simply that it's the end of September and while it's not fall, it's not August either. Ann Barnhardt posted this:
My reaction was "same thing in Florida." It's not 90 at the moment because it's about 20 minutes after sunset and it has been raining since around 2 PM. On September 20th. To be completely honest, the days' highs for the last week have only maxed out at about 87. The "feels like" (heat index) temperature is more like 97, while a month ago, the highs would be in the low 90s with the heat index around 10 to 15 degrees higher. For what it's worth, my reaction to the heat index is usually that when they tell me it's 87 with a feels like temperature of 97, I say it "feels like" 87 here.
Saying it has been raining since 2 PM on the 20th is a PFA number, but it has been raining daily for a couple of weeks. Launches from Cape Canaveral have been delayed hours or overnight. Last night's Falcon 9 launch was delayed from around 6:49 PM until 10 PM (video from NASA Spaceflight.com here at T-30 seconds) and previous launches have also been delayed.
The Falcon Heavy launch of the mission to asteroid 16 Psyche has been slipped one week until Thursday, October 12 at 10:16 AM EDT. The delay "...allows the NASA team to complete verification of the parameters used to control the Psyche spacecraft's nitrogen cold gas thrusters," they said in a blogs.nasa.gov posting. The Atlas V launch of the first two Amazon Kuiper satellites has been set to Friday, October 6 at 2:00 PM EDT. There are a few Falcon 9 missions scattered in the next two weeks as well.
The Psyche spacecraft issue is uncomfortable, considering the year long mission delay was specifically because of software issues like this. This launch window for the Psyche mission closes on October 25. Slipping seven days out of a 20 day window seems like a lot.
By the way; does anyone know what font that is in the graphic? I opened the jpeg in MS Paint and went through lots of fonts without finding anything that matched it.