Thursday, April 17, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 20 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 19, barometric pressure 30.75” and rising. We have about 2.5” of snow left on the ground. Yesterday’s high was 32, and the overnight low was 15.
A large area of high pressure exists over northern New England this morning and will be slowly moving northeast through Friday. We’ll see sunshine today and a gradual warming trend with highs returning to seasonal normals by
Friday. Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 20s and south winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
Friday should be partly sunny with highs in the lower 50s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. An upper level trough will approach the region Friday night bringing mostly cloudy skies with a chance of rain or snow showers. Lows will be in the mid 30s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 40s with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 54 and a low of 30. We picked up 0.21″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 56 and a lows of 36.
Record High was 90°F in 2002 (we had a high of 89).
Record Low was 13°F in 1971.
Sunrise: 6:05 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:38 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 34m
Length of Day: 13h 33m
Tomorrow will be 2m 54s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 17d 16h old with 95% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:26 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:30 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
As I type this, I can hear the white throated sparrow singing his reedy song out in the hemlock by the studio stairs. Another spring harbinger, the white throat is a favorite of mine. I love the yellow eyebrows…
Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/1600″ exposure.