Saturday, July 5, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 8:30AM it’s currently a comfortable 56 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 30.02″ and rising. We picked up just a 0.01″ trace of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 66, and the overnight low was 50.
This morning’s clouds are courtesy of a departing tropical cyclone Arthur which is currently off the southern New England coast. High pressure building in from the northwest will drive these clouds out during the morning hours. We’ll see partly sunny skies today and it will be warmer with highs in the upper 70s to 80 with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 50s and west winds 15 to 20 mph, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph after midnight.
Sunday should be partly sunny with highs around 80 and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 60 and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
More active weather arrives for Monday as a cold front begins to edge into the region from the Great Lakes. Showers and thunderstorms are likely with highs in the upper 70s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Monday night will bring more showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 70%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 87 and a low of 63. We picked up 0.06″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
The record high was 98°F in 1911.
The record low was 44°F in 1962.
Sunrise: 5:14 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:38 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 36m
Length of Day: 15h 24m
Tomorrow will be 1m 2s shorter.
The Moon is in its first quarter, 8d 4h old with 50% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:24 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:12 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
A tiny beetle that I can’t quite identify crawls about on a red clover blossom in our front field.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 400, f/9, 1/640″ exposure.