Tuesday, May 6, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:15AM it’s currently a cool 35 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 29.91” and rising. We picked up 0.14” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 46, and the overnight low was 34.
A weak upper level disturbance embedded in northwest flow aloft will move across the region during the daylight hours today bringing variable amounts of cloud cover and the chance of a few sprinkles mainly across northern Vermont. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with highs in the mid 50s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight then clearing as high pressure builds in. Lows will be in the mid 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
Wednesday should be sunny with highs around 60 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s and northeast winds around 10 mph.
Thursday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers as a warm front approaches. Lows will be in the mid 40s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and a low of 43.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 64 and lows of 42.
The record high was 87°F in 1944.
The record low was 25°F in 1961.
Sunrise: 5:36 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:01 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 31m
Length of Day: 14h 25m
Tomorrow will be 2m 30s longer.
The Moon is in its first quarter, 7d 4h old with 43% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:52 AM EDT
Moonset: 1:17 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Horsetails (Equisetum) are fascinating plants. Deemed “living fossils”, they the only living genus of the entire class Equisetopsida, which for over one hundred million years was much more diverse and dominated the understory of late Paleozoic forests. Native Americans used the silica rich plants as natural “brillo pads” for cleaning.