This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently a juicy 59 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 29.80″. We picked up 0.77″ of rain during last night’s thunderstorm that cruised through at around 8:30PM. Yesterday’s high was 70 and the overnight low was 56.
I really enjoyed watching the storm come through yesterday evening. There were clouds streaming northward over the mountains as the cold front came slamming in from the west bringing the rain, thunder and lightning. I’d never really seen such a dramatic presentation of two air masses interacting before. Quite impressive!
More rain and thunderstorms in the picture for us over the next few days. We’ll see mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon as a warm front lifts northeastward this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail, gusty winds and locally heavy downpours. Highs will be in the mid 70s with south winds around 10 mph this morning, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 30%. Tonight will be cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely mainly until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.
A slow moving cold front will move into the region from the Great Lakes on Thursday bringing showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Highs will be in the mid 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Thursday night with some thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall. Lows will be in the lower 50s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. We could see additional rainfall totals of over 2″ before things lighten up a bit on Friday.
Friday showers are likely. It will be cooler with highs in the lower 60s and north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 40s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 72 and a low of 60. We picked up 0.02″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 69°F and lows of 47°F.
Record high was 93°F in 1977.
Record low was 31°F in 1936.
Sunrise: 5:17 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:20 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 16h 11m
Length of Day: 15h 02m
Tomorrow will be 1m 51s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12d 10h old with 90% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:34 PM EDT
Moonset: 3:26 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Following up on yesterday’s post of an opening wild strawberry blossom, I figured it was only fair to show one in its full glory! The shot was taken with my 105mm macro, ISO 1250, f/11, 1/250 shutter.