Thursday, May 8, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:05AM it’s currently a chilly 31 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 30, barometric pressure 30.17”. Yesterday’s high was 61, and the overnight low was 31.
We’ve got a nice day on tap today. We’ll see sunny skies with highs in the upper 60s and light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become mostly cloudy with a chance of showers after midnight as a warm front approaches from the southwest. Lows will be in the mid 40s with northeast winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 40%.
Friday should be cloudy with showers likely mainly in the morning and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 60s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Friday night should be cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.
Saturday showers are likely as a cold front moves through. Highs will be in the upper 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be around 50.
Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and a low of 49.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 65 and a low of 43.
The record high was 89°F in 1936.
The record low was 25°F in 1962.
Sunrise: 5:33 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:04 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 36m
Length of Day: 14h 30m
Tomorrow will be 2m 27s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 9d 4h old with 62% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:48 PM EDT
Moonset: 2:17 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
We came across the spotted salamander the other day while spreading compost on our flower garden. It had been hibernating in the pile. I picked him up and took him to a nice wet place down near the brook and he was much happier.