Tuesday, August 14, 2012
This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 58 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 58, barometric pressure 29.92″ and steady. 24hr high was 78, low 57.
A series of upper level troughs moving in from the Great Lakes will keep things unsettled and wet for the next couple of days. We’ll see partly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as diurnal heating spices things up. Highs will be around 80 with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%.
Wednesday showers and thunderstorms are likely. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Wednesday night showers are likely. Lows will be around 60 with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%.
Thursday should be partly sunny and drier with highs in the upper 70s and west winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with lows around 60.
Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 60. We picked up 0.08″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F.
Record high was 96°F in 1944.
Record low was 47°F in 1923.
Sunrise: 5:54 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:57 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 06m
Length of Day: 14h 03m
Tomorrow will be 2m 43s shorter.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 26d 6h old with 11% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:45 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:53 PM EDT
I spent some time outside last night tuning in to VPR’s Eye-On-The-Sky Star Party with Mark Breen. We had mostly clear skies for part of the hour that the show was on, and I saw 11 Perseid meteors during that time. It was fun listening to Mark’s comments on the night sky and to listeners’ questions. Mark has a pretty amazing depth of knowledge especially when it comes to the myths and stories associated with the stars and constellations.