Monday, April 14, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently a balmy 62 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the southeast at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 75%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 29.79” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.29” of rain in the past 24hrs (yesterday morning). Yesterday’s high was 66, and the overnight low was 43.
A cold front, currently out over the Midwest, will begin to push into the region by the early evening hours. Ahead of the front, we’ll be under the influence of a strong southerly airflow which will push above normal temperatures into the region today. We’ll see partly sunny skies with highs in the mid 70s to near 80 on south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with south winds 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 40 mph until midnight. Chance of rain is 30%.
Tuesday will bring rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Highs will be around 60 with temperature falling into the lower 50s in the afternoon as the cold front progresses. Winds will be out of the South at 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 45 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Tuesday night rain will transition over to some snow with light snow accumulations especially over higher terrain. Lows will bottom out at around 20 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.
Chilly high pressure will build in Wednesday bringing partly sunny skies and highs only in the mid 30s with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Wednesday night should be clear with lows in the lower 20s. Temperatures should rebound nicely by Thursday.
Last year on this date we had a high of 44 and a low of 28. We picked up 0.12″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 54°F and lows of 34°F.
Record high was 84°F in 1968.
Record low was 17°F in 1923.
Sunrise: 6:10 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:35 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 25m
Length of Day: 13h 25m
Tomorrow will be 2m 56s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 14d 16h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:10 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:42 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
This red-tailed hawk was prowling the clear blue sky above our house the other day.
Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/1000″ exposure