Friday, May 2, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 5:55AM it’s currently a cool 38 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 38, barometric pressure 29.66” and falling. We picked up 0.57” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 68, and the overnight low was 38.
The weak surface ridge that brought us this morning’s mostly clear skies will give way to a strong upper level trough by mid-morning. This will bring clouds and more showers to the region by mid-day. Unsettled weather will persist through the weekend. We’ll mostly cloudy skies by mid-morning with showers likely. Highs will be in the upper 50s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight, then mostly cloudy after midnight. Lows will be around 40 with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.
Saturday should be partly cloudy in the morning giving way to more showers mainly in the afternoon as another trough rolls through. Highs will be in the lower 60s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Saturday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the lower 40s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.
Another potent low will swing through from the Great Lakes on Sunday bringing yet more showers. Highs will be in the lower 50s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Showers will continue into Sunday night with lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain is 70%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 43.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 63 and lows of 41.
Record High was 86°F in 2001 (we had a high of 86).
Record Low was 27°F in 1966.
Sunrise: 5:41 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:57 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 19m
Length of Day: 14h 15m
Tomorrow will be 2m 36s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3d 3h old with 11% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:14 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:19 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
These feathery willow buds were popping yesterday afternoon by the pond. I like the way the still-unpopped ones look a bit like little ears of corn…
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 640, f/7.1, 1/4000″ exposure