Saturday, May 21, 2011
This morning in Huntington at 7:55am it’s currently 58 degrees and and raining hard under overcasts skies. There are a couple of rumbles of thunder in the east. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 29.92″ and rising. We picked up 0.44″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 73, low 54.
The forecast for today calls for a chance of thunderstorms and occasional showers. Highs will be around 70 with light and variable winds becoming northerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 80%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%.
Sunday look for areas of fog in the morning. We’ll get a brief reprieve from the rain with partly sunny skies. Highs will be around 70 with south winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should bring more showers. Lows will be in the lower 50s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.
Monday’s looking partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 70s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 77 and a low of 45.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 70 and lows of 47.
Record high was 92 in 1911.
Record low was 29 in 1964.
Sunrise: 5:19 AM
Sunset: 8:18 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 16h 08m
Length of Day : 14h 59m
Tomorrow will be 1m 56s longer.
The moon is waning gibbous, 18d 5h old with 81% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 9:14 AM
Feeling a little damp these days? As if we all hadn’t noticed, we’ve been stuck in a fairly consistent pattern of rain for quite a while now as a low pressure system has been pretty much stalled off the east coast and rotating moisture in off the ocean (a la a Nor’easter…). It’s looking like this system is finally moving off to sea, but we’ll see more rain next week as another system approaches out of the southwest (a more “traditional” direction for rain for us…) Enjoy what shots of sun we get!