Saturday, May 5, 2012
This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 44 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the east at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 43, barometric pressure 30.03 and rising”. We picked up 0.09″ of rain overnight. 24hr high was 66, low 44.
High pressure will build into the region today and dominate our weather through the weekend and into Monday. Morning overcast will give way to clear skies later in the day. Highs will be around 63F with winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy and chilly with lows around 32F and light winds.
Sunday should be clear with highs of 66F and winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Sunday night should be clear with lows of 34F and light winds.
Monday should be clear with highs of 68F and winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Monday night should be overcast with a chance of rain as low pressure heads our way from the Ohio Valley. Lows should be around 46F with winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 43 and a low of 39. We picked up 0.70″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 63°F and lows of 41°F.
Record high was 89°F in 1944.
Record low was 27°F in 1952.
Sunrise: 5:36 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:01 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 29m
Length of Day: 14h 24m
Tomorrow will be 2m 31s longer.
The Moon is the full “Flower” moon (Northeast Native American), 14d 3h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:51 PM EDT
Moonset: 4:57 AM EDT
Other names for this full moon include: “Milk” (Colonial American & English), “Bright” (Celtic), “Hare” Medieval Wiccan, and “Grass” (Neo Pagan Wiccan).
You may have read on the intertubes that this month’s full moon is some kind of “Super Moon”, and that all kinds of calamitous things might happen. Rest assured that this ain’t the case! The moon will appear somewhat larger (though you’d be hard-pressed to actually see the difference) due to the fact that the moon is at perigee, meaning that it’s at it’s closest distance to the earth in its current cycle. ‘Nough said…