Monday, April 7, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 31 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 30, barometric pressure 30.16″. Snowpack is down to 9.5″ at the stake though our south-facing front field is about half bare now. Yesterday’s high was 51, and the overnight low was 26.
Low pressure located across the Mississippi Valley will race into the Ohio Valley by this evening and into southern Canada by Tuesday bringing clouds with rain showers by sunset this evening along with some gusty winds along the western slopes. We’ll see sunny skies this morning, then partly sunny skies later in the day. Highs will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Rain should arrive by nightfall, and it will be breezy with lows in the upper 30s and southeast winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is near 100% with precipitable moisture in the range of 0.20″ – 0.30″.
Tuesday should be cloudy with a chance of showers and areas of drizzle. Highs will be in the lower 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming southwesterly in the afternoon and gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Tuesday night should be cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers as a cold front moves in behind the departing low. Lows will be in the lower 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday’s looking partly sunny and cooler with a chance of rain or snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 40s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 20s. Warmer and drier weather looks in store for the end of the week.
Last year on this date we had a high of 53 and a low of 28.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 50°F and lows of 32°F.
Record high was 83°F in 1991.
Record low was 2°F in 1972.
Sunrise: 6:22 AM
Sunset: 7:26 PM
Length of Visible Light: 14h 03m
Length of Day: 13h 04m
Tomorrow will be 3m 1s longer.
The Moon is in its first quarter, 7d 17h old with 52% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:09 PM
Moonset: 2:08 AM
About Today’s Photo:
This pussy willow was juuuust starting to pop out in our front field yesterday afternoon. Yup, spring is here!
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 400, f/5, 1/2000″ exposure.