Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Well, April Fools Day may have been two weeks ago, but it sure feels like Mother Nature’s playing a joke on us this morning…
This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 19 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint 16, barometric pressure 30.12” and rising rapidly. We picked up 1.40” of rain and 5.25” of snow. Yesterday’s high was 64, and the overnight low was 19.
High pressure is currently building into the region and will dominate the weather through the end of the week. We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs only in the mid 30s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tonight should be clear and cold with lows around 15 and northeast winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
Thursday should be sunny and a bit warmer with highs in the upper 40s and southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday Night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 20s and south winds 10 to 15 mph.
Friday’s looking mostly sunny and seasonable with highs in the mid 50s and south winds around 10 mph. An upper level trough will move into the region Friday night bringing partly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers. Lows will be in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 58 and a low of 40.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 55 and lows of 35.
Record High was 86°F in 2002 (we had a high of 85).
Record Low was 18°F in 1908.
Sunrise: 6:06 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:37 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 31m
Length of Day: 13h 30m
Tomorrow will be 2m 55s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 15h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:21 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:49 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Yesterday’s rain came down in sheets at times, particularly in the afternoon, before transitioning to sleet and snow at dusk. This tree swallow was hunkering down on a nesting box along Shaker Mountain Road. I’m not sure if the rain was bothering him much…
Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/125″ exposure.