Wednesday, April 9, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently 36 degrees and drizzling lightly under overcast skies. Wind are calm. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 29.63” and rising. We picked up 0.06” of rain in the past 24hrs. Snowpack is down to a spotty 2”. Yesterday’s high was 57, and the overnight low was 35.
Signs of Spring: the phoebe arrived yesterday on the same date as last year. Got my eyes and ears peeled or bluebirds…
Cold air advection continues this morning on a northwesterly airflow, so expect plenty of clouds this morning with the chance a morning drizzle or mountain snow showers. High pressure will push into the region this afternoon bringing clearing skies. It’ll be on the cool side with highs only around 40 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight should be mostly clear and cool with lows in the mid 20s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
Thursday should be partly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. A weak cold front will move across the region Thursday night bringing showers. It’ll be breezy with lows in the upper 30s and southwest winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 50s and west winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 52 and a low of 41.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 51°F and lows of 32°F.
Record high was 76°F in 1945.
Record low was 14°F in 1997.
Sunrise: 6:18 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:29 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 09m
Length of Day: 13h 10m
Tomorrow will be 3m 0s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9d 16h old with 70% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:03 PM EDT
Moonset: 3:18 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Insect (okay, technically arachnid) life gets going as soon as the snow clears. As I walked through the front field the other day, countless little spiders scurried around over the corn snow and into the flattened dried grasses that were emerging from their winter beds.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 1260, f/16, 1/1250″ exposure.