Monday, June 4, 2012
This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 49 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 48, barometric pressure 29.69″ and rising. We’ve picked up 0.12″ of rain overnight. 24hr high was 69, low 49.
The pesky low pressure system that as been affecting us over the weekend will continue to do so for the next couple of days. Currently hanging out over Cape Cod, the low continues to circulate cool, damp maritime air into the region. Consequently, we’ll see showers today with highs only in the upper 50s and northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight will be cloudy with a chance of showers mainly until midnight. Lows will be in the upper 40s with northeast winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 50%.
Tuesday should be cloudy with scattered showers. Highs will be a bit warmer – in the lower 60s – with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows will be in the upper 40s with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.
Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with a 40% chance of lingering showers. Highs will be in the mid 60s with north winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 40s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 70 and a low of 39.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F.
Record high was 92°F in 1919.
Record low was 34°F in 1910.
Sunrise: 5:09 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:31 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 16h 34m
Length of Day: 15h 22m
Tomorrow will be 1m 6s longer.
The Moon is the full “Strawberry” moon (Northeast Native American), 14d, 10h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:57 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:13 AM EDT
Other names for this full moon include: “Rose” (Colonial American), “Flower” (English), “Horses” (Celtic), “Dyad” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Planting” (Neo Pagan Wiccan).
There’s a partial eclipse of the moon happening right now for folks in central and western North America. The moon will be 38% eclipsed at 4:03AM PDT. Nothing for us to see of course.
Stay tuned for the transit of Venus tomorrow. Unfortunately, the forecast is none too good for catching this rare event. Skies permitting, we’ll be able to see the transit begin before sunset (6:09PM EDT). This is the last transit until December of 2117 so I hope we can catch it! I remember the transit of June 2004–it was indeed spectacular!