Thursday, July 3, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:15AM it’s currently a comfortable 63 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 29.90” and rising. We picked up 0.02” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 88, and the overnight low was 62.
We’ve got another active and warm day on tap with more showers and thunderstorms as a slow moving cold front moves across the region. Warm and moist air will result in storms producing heavy rainfall this afternoon and into tonight along with strong gusty winds. We’ll see partly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with widespread showers with a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 80%. Tonight will bring a continued chance of thunderstorms and showers. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 90%.
Friday — Independence Day — should be mostly cloudy with a chance of lingering showers, mainly in the morning, before a ridge of high pressure pushes in behind the departing trough. It will be cooler with highs in the lower 70s and west winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Friday night should be partly cloudy and seasonably cool with lows in the lower 50s and northwest winds around 10 mph.
Saturday’s looking sunny with highs in the lower 70s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should b mostly clear with lows in the mid 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 65. It was the day of the July 3rd flood that greatly impacted our little town. While we recorded 2.55″ here, anecdotal reports of as much as 5″ of rain falling in places just to our north created havoc with roads and streams throughout Huntington. Fargo Brook jumped its banks here and our basement flooded once again…
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 60.
The record high was 100°F in 1911.
The record low was 40°F in 1978.
Sunrise: 5:12 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 38m
Length of Day: 15h 26m
Tomorrow will be 0m 55s shorter.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6d 2h old with 30% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:23 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:44 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
More bugs! (Okay, technically spiders…) This tiny, unidentified spider was lurking for its next meal in a buttercup blossom in the front field.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens. ISO 400, f/9, 1/2000″ exposure.