Thursday, April 10, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently a frosty 30 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 76%, dewpoint 24, barometric pressure 30.02” and rising. We picked up 0.02” of melted precipitation yesterday and have a spotty 2” of snow and ice lingering at the snow stake. Yesterday’s high was 44, and the overnight low got down to 23.
With high pressure sliding to our east, this morning’s chilly temperatures should give way quickly to a lovely early spring day. We’ll see sunny skies with highs in the mid 50s to 60 today with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph this afternoon. A cold front will approach the region tonight bringing showers. Lows will be in the upper 30s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.
Friday should start out with a chance of showers in the morning giving way to partly cloudy skies as high pressure builds in. Highs will be in the mid 50s with west winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s and south winds around 10 mph.
Saturday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 60s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s. At this point Sunday’s looking nice with temps in the 60s, but rain enters the picture Sunday night.
Last year on this date we had a high of 48 and a low of 40. We picked up 0.19″ of rain. The ice was off our pond, and the wood frogs were croaking!
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 52°F and lows of 33°F.
Record high was 81°F in 1945.
Record low was 16°F in 1975.
Sunrise: 6:17 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:30 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 13m
Length of Day: 13h 13m
Tomorrow will be 2m 59s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10d 16h old with 78% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:02 PM EDT
Moonset: 3:48 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
The ice is breaking up in our pond. The winter deposited several distinct layers this past season creating an interesting pattern this spring. Can the wood frogs be far behind?
Nikon D600, Nikon 18-35mm lens @ 18mm, ISO 400, f/14, 1/640″ exposure.