Did the solar eclipse change the temperature in the Valley?

WKBN 27 First News Meteorologist Paul Wetzl looked at temperature data after the solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse in the Valley
The solar eclipse through the clouds.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – With about 80 percent coverage during the solar eclipse, we had calls come into the newsroom, asking about the temperature change during the eclipse.

The sky began darkening at 1 p.m., and at 2:30 p.m., the moon almost completely covered the sun.

It may have felt cooler during that time, but WKBN 27 First News Meteorologist Paul Wetzl found there wasn’t much of a temperature difference.

Around 2:30 p.m., Paul found that the temperature dropped about 1 degree.

Why did it feel so much cooler outside? Watch the above video to see why it always feels cooler in the shade.

Data showed that the temperature dropped just 1 degree during the solar eclipse in Youngstown.
Data showed that the temperature dropped just 1 degree during the solar eclipse in Youngstown.

 

While the temperature didn't drop much during the solar eclipse, the solar energy output dropped dramatically in Youngstown.
While the temperature didn’t drop much during the solar eclipse, the solar energy output dropped dramatically in Youngstown.

 

 

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