Friday, April 18, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 27 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 24, barometric pressure 30.48” and falling rapidly. We have just a bit of snow here and there. Yesterday’s high was 47, and the overnight low was 26.
Departing high pressure will continue to provide generally dry conditions to the region today with temperatures returning to seasonal norms to end the work week. A weak upper trough and surface cold front will bring a few rain and snow showers to the area tonight into Saturday morning. This morning’s partly cloudy skies will give way to mostly cloudy skies later today. Highs will be around 50 with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of rain showers and a chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 30s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers in the morning, then become partly sunny in the afternoon as high pressure builds back in. Highs will be in the upper 40s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Saturday night should be clear with lows in the upper 20s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Sunday looking mostly sunny with highs in the mid 50s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 62 and a low of 29.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 56 and lows of 36.
Record High was 91°F in 1976.
Record Low was 21°F in 1948.
Sunrise: 6:03 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:40 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 37m
Length of Day: 13h 36m
Tomorrow will be 2m 53s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 16h old with 89% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:27 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:18 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
The strong April sun went to work quickly on the snow that fell the other day. I noticed these long icicles hanging from a spruce next to our driveway. I like the way the icicles aren’t hanging straight down because the boughs rise up as the snow load decreases.