Wednesday, July 23, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:05AM it’s currently 66 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 65, barometric pressure 29.81” and falling. Yesterday’s high was 85, and the overnight low was 65.
A cold front — currently out over the Great Lakes — will cross the region today and into this evening bringing scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. Morning radar imagery shows showers stretching from Indianapolis up to Buffalo with some scattered showers up to Ottawa. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with scattered thunderstorms and a chance of showers this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with numerous showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with south winds around 10 mph, becoming westerly this afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms until midnight, then becoming partly cloudy after midnight. It’ll be cooler overnight with lows in the mid 50s and light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%.
High pressure will bring cooler and drier conditions to the region Thursday with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 70s with north winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be clear with lows in the lower 50s and west winds around 10 mph.
Friday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 50s. The next chance of rain looks to be late Sunday at this point.
Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 63. We picked up 0.25″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 93°F in 1952.
The record low was 46°F in 1923.
Sunrise: 5:29 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:27 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 06m
Length of Day: 14h 58m
The Moon is a waning crescent, 26d 2h old with 11% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:47 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:53 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Indian pipes (Monotropa uniflora) are common in our area but not all that common as flowers go in that they’re one of the few that have no chlorophyl and thus don’t photosynthesize. Instead they have a complex parasitic relationship with certain fungi that grow on the shady forest floor and get their nutrients directly from the humus. You can read more about Indian pipes here.
Sony RX100 III, ISO 200, f/2, 1/30″ exposure.