Tuesday, June 21, 2011: Happy Summer Solstice!
This morning in Huntington at 7:15am it’s currently 52 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 29.91″. 24hr high was 75, low 48.
The forecast for today calls for mostly sunny skies. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 50s and light and variable winds becoming easterly around 10 mph after midnight.
Wednesday look for partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the upper 70s with east winds around 10 mph in the morning becoming light and variable. Wednesday night will become mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%.
Thursday showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and a low of 59. We picked up 0.005″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 78 and lows of 56.
Record high was 95 in 1953.
Record low was 32 in 1920.
Sunrise: 5:07 AM
Sunset: 8:39 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 16h 45m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m 3s shorter.
The moon is waning gibbous, 19d 14h old with 69% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:55 PM
Moonset: 11:17 AM
The Summer Solstice is today at 1:16pm. This is the point at which the earth’s axis is tilted such that the northern hemisphere reaches its maximum angle (approximately 23.5 degrees) towards the sun. It’s the longest day of the year and the beginning of calendar summer. It should be a lovely one at that!