Monday, May 26, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 55 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 55, barometric pressure 29.89”. We picked up 0.17” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 51.
A weak surface trough crossing the area this morning has brought scattered showers to the region overnight. This afternoon there will be a renewed chance for showers and thunderstorms as a backdoor cold front approaches from the northeast. This front will slowly drop north to south across the region from this afternoon through Tuesday. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers this morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Tonight will bring a slight chance of thunderstorms until midnight along with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.
Tuesday should be cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms are likely in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tuesday night showers and thunderstorms are likely. Lows will be in the mid 40s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
Wednesday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 60s with ;ight and variable winds. Wednesday night and should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 40s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 35. We picked up 1.48″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 70 and a low of 49.
The record high was 92°F in 2010 (we had a high of 88).
The record low was 32°F in 1969.
Sunrise: 5:14 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:23 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 18m
Length of Day: 15h 08m
Tomorrow will be 1m 39s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 27d 4h old with 6% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:01 AM EDT
Moonset: 6:18 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
The buckeye tree in the backyard is now in full flower. Two weeks ago the leaves were just popping out. Now this fast growing tree has put on a good 10-12 inches of new growth!
It’s nice to be back in Vermont! Boy have things gone to green in a big way over the two weeks we were in France! Our lawn is a jungle, and all of the trees are leafed out—even the ash and oak. I hear all kinds of birds in the woods—wood thrushes, veerys, redstarts, and the tadpoles have taken over the pond! Looking at my weather station records, it seems as though we had some below-normal temperatures while I was away with lows in the 30s on the 18th through the 21st, and a neighbor told us it hailed the other day. Always interesting here in Vermont!