Wednesday, July 2, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently a muggy 68 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 67, barometric pressure 29.78” and rising. We picked up 0.12” of rain overnight along with some rattling boomers. Yesterday’s high was 88, and the overnight low was 68.
Unsettled weather continues today into Thursday as a slow moving surface cold front and ample moisture combine to produce scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. We’ll see partly sunny with scattered showers and scattered thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s—a few degrees cooler than yesterday thanks to greater cloud cover—with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly until midnight. Lows in the upper 60s again tonight with south winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 50%.
Thursday should be mostly cloudy with numerous showers with isolated thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with light and variable winds, becoming westerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%.
Cooler high pressure will build in Friday bringing partly sunny and a break from the heat and humidity with highs in the lower 70s and west winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s. It should be a good night for fireworks!
Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 60. We picked up 0.38″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 59.
The record high was 96°F in 1963.
The record low was 40°F in 1978.
Sunrise: 5:12 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 39m
Length of Day: 15h 27m
Tomorrow will be 0m 49s shorter.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5d 2h old with 22% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:25 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:17 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Bead-like black willow beetles have taken up residence in our willows by the pond. They do some damage, but the trees seem to handle it pretty well.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 800, f/11, 1/1000″ exposure.