Wednesday, June 18, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 62 degrees and drizzling lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 1-4 mph. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 61, barometric pressure 29.75” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.45” of rain overnight along with some good boomers at around midnight. Yesterday’s high was a muggy 83, and the overnight low was 62.
A weak cold front will drop south across the region this morning with a secondary boundary and shortwave trough following this afternoon and evening. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Cool Canadian high pressure will follow setting us up for a lovely end of the work week into the weekend. Highs today will be in the upper 70s to 80 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 20 percent.
Thursday should be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be clear with lows in the upper 40s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Friday’s looking sunny with highs around 70 and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 69 and a low of 44. We picked up 0.12″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 77 and a low of 56.
The record high was 97°F in 1994.
The record low was 40°F in 1964.
Sunrise: 5:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:38 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 44m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 10 seconds longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 20d 16h old with 65% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 11:40 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
I’ve always been captivated by the mini landscapes created by mosses. Since I was a kid, I’ve loved to lie down and get my nose down close to the ground, imagining the world of the inhabitants of these tiny forests. This club moss at Allis State Park creates an almost Bonsai effect of tiny conifers over a meadow of mosses.
Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 50mm, ISO 1250, f/4, 1/160″ exposure.