Friday, April 4, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 21 degrees under mostly clears skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 19, barometric pressure 30.12”. Snowpack is 13.5”. Yesterday’s high was 42, and the overnight low was 21.
A warm front will approach the region late this afternoon and tonight bringing rain along with some mixed precipitation to the region. We’ll see mostly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with a chance of rain this afternoon. Highs will be around 40 with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. Rain will continue into tonight and possibly transition to a bit of sleet at higher elevations and east. We may see sleet accumulations of a dusting to 1 inch. Overnight lows will be in the lower 30s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.
Saturday should be cloudy with rain or sleet likely in the morning tapering to a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southwest winds around 10 mph gusting up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. High pressure will begin to build in Saturday night bringing partly cloudy skies with lows in the mid 20s and west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Sunday’s looking sunny with highs in the mid 40s and west winds around 10 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows around 30.
Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 19.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 49°F and lows of 30°F.
Record high was 73°F in 1974.
Record low was 6°F in 1911.
Signs of Spring:
Yesterday the woodcock made his way back to our front field. There are few bare spots out there for him, but he’s back and right on schedule. He came back in 2013 on the exact same date!
Sunrise: 6:27 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:22 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 54m
Length of Day: 12h 55m
Tomorrow will be 3m 2s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4d 16h old with 23% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:34 AM EDT
No Moon Set
About Today’s Photo:
We often see this rabbit grazing under our bird feeder at dawn & dusk. It was joined by other yesterday. I like the way its coloration make it almost invisible against the dried grass.
Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 1250, f/5.6, 1/500″ exposure.