Saturday, August 11, 2012
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 63 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.82″ and rising. We picked up 0.92″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 75, low 61.
Low pressure currently over the eastern Great Lakes will shift northeastward during the day today bringing us more precipitation this afternoon. We’ll see partly sunny skies with a chance of showers this morning, then cloudy skies with showers and a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers until midnight, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.
Sunday should be partly sunny with patchy fog in the morning and scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with south winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows will be around 60 with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.
Drier air moves in Monday with partly sunny skies and a lingering 30% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 70s with west winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 77 and a low of 57. We picked up 0.25″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F.
Record high was 101°F in 1944 (ouch!)
Record low was 46°F in 1963.
Sunrise: 5:51 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:02 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 14m
Length of Day: 14h 11m
Tomorrow will be 2m 39s shorter.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 23d 6h old with 34% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:13 AM EDT
Moonset: 3:38 PM EDT
The Perseid meteor showers peak tonight. Unfortunately, the forecast is none too good for seeing what is usually one of the best displays of meteors on the yearly calendar. However, if the skies do clear, the best time to view will favor the night owl who’s up after midnight. Get comfortable on a blanket or lawn chair facing northeast towards the constellation Perseus. At its peak the Perseids can produce from 60 to 100 meteors per hour!