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Summer officially arrived shortly before noon today.

The season started at 11:33 a.m. as the Earth's annual wobble brought the sun to its apparent northernmost point. Temperatures were expected to reach the mid-70s, but the National Weather Service predicted only partly sunny skies with breezes and a 30 percent chance of a thunderstorm.

The sun, which rose at 5:36 a.m., will set at 8:57 p.m., but we will gain yet another minute of daylight at the end of the day by Saturday. Sunrise times also will start to get a bit later by the weekend, though, as the days start growing shorter and the sun starts heading back south for the winter.

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