This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 62 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-8 mph. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 30.12” and falling. Yesterday’s high was 64, and the overnight low was 54.
There is a Wind Advisory in effect today from noon today until 10:00PM this evening for the northern of the Champlain Valley.
Strong low pressure over the western Great Lakes this morning will lift a warm front through the region today bringing scattered showers and gusty southerly/southwesterly winds which will strengthen through the day, peaking during the late afternoon/early evening hours. A trailing cold front will bring another round of showers and potentially some embedded thunderstorms this evening through the overnight hours. Following the passage of the cold front,
cooler and drier weather is expected for the weekend.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with showers likely this morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. It’ll be windy with highs in the upper 60s and south winds 15 to 25 mph with gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight showers are likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms. It’ll be windy with lows around 50 with southwest winds 20 to 30 mph and gusting up to 45 mph. then becoming westerly 15 to 25 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 70%.
Saturday should be partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers in the morning. Highs will be in the upper 50s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be clear with lows in the lower 40s and light and variable winds.
Sunday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low of 49.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 49° and a high of 68°.
The record low was 29° in 1929.
The record high was 89° in 1914.
Average rainfall for this date is: 0.13″
Length of day: 12:13:17
tomorrow will be 3:02 shorter than today.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11.2 days old with 86% illumination.
I’ll be out of town tomorrow so I wanted to mention that the Autumnal Equinox will occur tomorrow at 9:54PM EDT. This marks the point in the earth’s orbit around the sun when earth’s axial tilt is perpendicular to the sun and day and night are just about equal in length (but not quite. Click here for more on this….) It marks the first day of astronomical fall for the northern hemisphere (spring for the south). Here’s a handy graphic showing the axial tilt of the earth’s pole and its relationship to the sun.
About Today’s Photo:
We motored over to Pointe Au Roches State Park on the New York side of Lake Champlain yesterday. There’s a lovely sand beach there where this least sandpiper (I think!) was poking about at the shoreline. It was pretty tame allowing me to get close for a decent shot.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/400″ exposure.