Thursday, April 26, 2012
This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently 32 degrees under clear skies. There’s just a hint of frost here. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 29.88″ and steady. We picked up 0.23″ of rain and melted precipitation yesterday and had another precipitation potpourri going on here with rain, snow, sleet, graupel, and hail at some point during the day. 24hr high was 49, low 32.
Low pressure currently over the Ohio Valley will track in our direction during the day today bringing rain to the region by nightfall. We’ll enjoy a mild day today however with clear skies this morning giving way to clouds later in the day. Highs will be around 63F with winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Tonight will see overcast skies with rain. Lows will drop to around 32F with winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.4″ possible. Higher elevations above 2500′ will see some snow as cold air moves in on the backside of the storm as it passes to the east.
Friday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain showers in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs will be around 46F with winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph and gusting to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50% . Friday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of snow and a chance of rain in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows will be chilly – around 25F – with winds from the NW at 10 to 20 mph and gusting to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 30% with high elevations above 2500′ seeing some moderate accumulations on the order of 3-6″. Elevations from 1500′ to 2500′ might see a dusting to an inch or so.
Surface high pressure will build in Saturday bringing partly cloudy skies in the morning, then clear skies later in the day. It’ll be on the cool side with highs of 46F and wind from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be clear and chilly with lows of 27F and winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 59 and a low of 48. We picked up 0.51″ of rain and enjoyed our first major thunderstorm of the season.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 59°F and lows of 38°F
Record high was 84°F in 1913.
Record low was 20°F in 1919.
Sunrise: 5:49 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:50 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 03m
Length of Day: 14h 00m
Tomorrow will be 2m 45s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5d 3h old with 22% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:21 AM EDT
No Moon Set