Sunday, April 13, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 46 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds our out of the east at 3-6 mph. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint 40, barometric pressure 30.12” and falling. We’ve picked up 0.11” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 61, and the overnight low was 39.
The Areal Flood Watch remains in effect for our region through Wednesday evening.
A warm front will move across the region during the day today and lift into Canada by the late afternoon and early evening hours. We’ll see rain this morning with a chance of thunderstorms as the front moves through. Highs will be in the lower 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with scattered showers and a chance of thunderstorms until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.
Monday should start out partly sunny and get pretty warm with highs in the mid 70s to near 80 on south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. A cold front will move in from the west Monday night bringing mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Unfortunately, it’s looking like our chances of seeing anything of the total eclipse of the moon early Tuesday morning (totality at 3:46AM) will be pretty much nil as clouds and rain will block our view…
Tuesday will be bring rain — heavy at times — with highs in the lower 60s and southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. There’s quite a bit of moisture associated with this storm, so a flood watch remains in effect for the region until Wednesday evening. Much colder air will move in behind the departing front Tuesday night changing any rain over to snow showers. We could see light snow accumulation especially in higher elevations. Lows will be in the lower 20s. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 49 and a low of 33. We picked up 0.13″ of rain and 0.75″ of slushy snow.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 54°F and lows of 34°F.
Record high was 84°F in 1945.
Record low was 16°F in 1914.
Sunrise: 6:11 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:33 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 22m
Length of Day: 13h 22m
Tomorrow will be 2m 57s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13d 16h old with 96% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:06 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:13 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
I mentioned yesterday that the bluebirds and the tree swallows arrived on the same day on Friday. Here’s proof! The swallow buzzed the bluebird repeatedly but then seemed to give up. We’ll see who gets which of our three front field nesting boxes…
Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/640″ exposure.