Friday, October 18, 2013
This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 51 degrees under foggy overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 1-3 mph. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 29.65″ and rising. We picked up 0.68″ of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 64, and the overnight low was 46.
Low pressure over southeast Ontario will move north of us during the day keeping the chance for light precipitation lingering over the region today. We’ll see patchy fog this morning with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of showers, then partly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers this afternoon as high pressure builds in this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 50s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday should start out partly sunny in the morning, then become cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon as one of a series of shortwave disturbances approaches from the west. Highs will be in the upper 50s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Saturday night showers are likely. Lows will be around 40 with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Higher elevations over 2000′ might see a light dusting of snow overnight.
A ridge of high pressure will build in Sunday bringing partly sunny skies and cooler, more seasonable temperatures with highs around 50 and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 69 and a low of 37.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F.
Record high was 84°F in 1947.
Record low was 23°F in 1922.
Sunrise: 7:11 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:02 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 11h 50m
Length of Day: 10h 51m
Tomorrow will be 2m 55s shorter.
The Moon is the full “Hunter’s” moon (Northeast Native American, Colonial American)
13d 10h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:49 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:43 AM EDT
Other names for this full moon include: “Harvest” (English & Celtic), and “Blood” (Medieval Wiccan & Neo Pagan Wiccan).
There will also be a Penumbral lunar eclipse tonight. This occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s penumbra or “near shadow” causing a subtle darkening of the Moon’s surface. The time of greatest eclipse should be at 11:50PM tonight with the moon being 76% in shadow. With any luck, we’ll get a glimpse of it between the clouds!
About Today’s Photo:
Here’s another shot from the other day’s morning fog on Taft Hill. I really like the clouds in this one.
Nikon D600, Nikon 18-35mm lens @ 18mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 1250, f/16, 1/320″ exposure.