Thursday, July 17, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 5:55AM it’s currently a cool 49 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 49, barometric pressure 29.91” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 49.
An upper level trough of low pressure will gradually move across the region today bringing a chance of a few showers this afternoon and evening. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70 with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then clearing. Lows will be in the lower 50s with west winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
Friday should be sunny with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be clear with lows in the mid 50s and northeast winds around 10 mph.
Saturday’s looking sunny with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be mostly clear the lows in the upper 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 90 and a low of 63.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 97°F in 1999 (we had a high of 93).
The record low was 47°F in 1908.
Sunrise: 5:23 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:31 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 18m
Length of Day: 15h 08m
Tomorrow will be 1m 43s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 20d 1h old with 68% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:33 PM EDT
Moonset: 11:47 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Robin & I took a paddle up at Green River Reservoir the other day. The reservoir is a prime nesting area for common loons, and this one was splashing and having a nice preening session as we paddled by. He was quite tame and allowed us to get pretty close.
Sony RX100 II, 31mm, ISO 160, f/5.6, 1/160″ exposure.