As you may have noticed, the days are becoming longer and the nights are shorter here in Amarillo lately. I know I've noticed it on my drive in to work. I typically leave my house around 6:45 am, sometimes a bit earlier.

Once daylight saving time kicked in, I didn't see much of a change as far as daylight driving in to work. It was still dark, I needed the lights on my car to see. As time went on, it started becoming a bit lighter around that time.

Now? Yeah, it's pretty darn bright. I still keep the lights on for the road just to give a little added vision, but do I really need them? Not so much.

Look at the other side of the spectrum. The sun wants to stay up a bit later for us as well. I notice this the most when the boys are playing baseball and they have later games that start around 8 pm. You still don't need the lights on the field until around 8:30 or so.

That brings me to the impending Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year when it comes to daylight. On June 20, we will experience the most daylight in a single day, and while it isn't significantly longer, it definitely will mess with you.

Now, we won't come anywhere close to Juneau, Alaska who is going to get a whopping 18 hours and 17 minutes of sunlight. I'm sorry but that's brutal. Makes it tough to sleep unless you've got major blackout curtains.

Amarillo is projected around 14 hours and 32 minutes of sunlight, starting with sunrise happening around 6:33 am and the sun not setting until 9:05 pm. My kids go to bed at 9 pm, so trying to get them to actually believe us that it's bedtime that day may be difficult.

So get those all day/night outdoor activities planned, as June 20 is the day you'll be able to enjoy the most you can outdoors.

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Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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