Wednesday, June 6, 2012
This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 44 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 44, barometric pressure 29.95″ and rising. We picked up 0.07″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 66, low 43.
The slowly departing summer nor’easter continues to circulate moist air into the region and will continue to influence our weather into the weekend. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning with a chance of rain this afternoon as diurnal heating creates the possibility of a few scattered showers. Highs will be in the upper 60s with light and variable winds becoming northerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%.
Thursday should be partly sunny and warmer with highs in the lower 70s and light and variable winds becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Thursday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 40s and light and variable winds.
Friday’s looking partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 44. We picked up 0.04″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F.
Record high was 94°F in 1925.
Record low was 37°F in 1964.
Sunrise: 5:08 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:33 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 16h 36m
Length of Day: 15h 24m
Tomorrow will be 0m 58s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 11h old with 94% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:38 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:28 AM EDT
So, the skies were kind to us yesterday afternoon. It was overcast and raining here at 5:45PM, and I’d pretty much given up hope of catching the transit. But then the clouds broke, and I was able to get the roof rolled off the observatory and the ‘scope powered up just in time to see Venus take its first little bite out of the disc of the sun! My family and I and a neighbor were able to watch the transit for about an hour and a half until the sun set behind the hill. There were several sunspots as well. It was beautiful!