Thursday, July 31, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 8:30AM it’s currently 64 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 61, barometric pressure 30.02″. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 53.
A potent upper level disturbance will mover into the region today. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with numerous showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and small hail this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with isolated showers until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%.
Friday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of convection-based showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 60 and south winds around 10 mph.
Saturday’s looking mostly cloudy with a chance of afternoon convective showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low of 52.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60
The record high was 96°F in 1999 (we had a high of 92).
The record low was 42°F in 1964.
Sunrise: 5:38 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:18 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 47m
Length of Day: 14h 40m
The Moon is a waxing crescent (quite lovely yesterday evening!) 4d 13h old with 18% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:15 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:16 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
The ornamental thistles in our flower garden are quite popular with the local pollinators right now. Each of the dozens of flower head hosts a busy collection of bees and other insects.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/60″ exposure.