Friday, May 27, 2011
This morning in Huntington at 6:20am it’s currently 58 degrees and drizzling a bit under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 29.93″ and rising rapidly. We picked up a soaking 1.82″ of rain yesterday evening. The sky put on quite a light show with frequent and colorful cloud-to-cloud lightening as a series of strong thunderstorms rolled over us. 24hr high was a muggy 85 (quite the taste of summer…), overnight low was 57.
There are reports from around the region this morning of torrential rains, flash floods, and baseball-sized hail falling yesterday (in Duxbury). There might have also been a possible tornado touching down between Barre and St. Johnsbury. There may be more such storms today, though not likely as strong as yesterday’s.
The forecast for today calls for showers and thunderstorms likely. With some thunderstorms producing gusty winds, small hail and heavy rainfall. It won’t be as warm as yesterday with highs only in the lower 70s. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should bring cloudy skies with showers and thunderstorms likely mainly until midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail and heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s. Chance of rain is 60%.
Saturday should bring cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. Saturday night should be cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be around 60 with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.
Sunday look for mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 80s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 60.
Monday’s looking mostly clear with highs in the lower 80s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 77 and a low of 54. We picked up 0.05″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 72 and lows of 49.
Record high was 91 in 1944.
Record low was 28 in 1969.
Sunrise: 5:14 AM
Sunset: 8:24 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 16h 20m
Length of Day: 15h 10m
Tomorrow will be 1m 37s longer.
The moon is a waning crescent, 23d 23h old with 27% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:12 AM
Moonset: 3:30 PM