Friday, August 1, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 55 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 55, barometric pressure 30.13” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.30” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 73, and the overnight low was 53.
We’ll see some classic summer days ahead going into the weekend with warmer temperature, higher humidity, and chances of afternoon convective showers increasing through Sunday. We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then becoming mostly cloudy after midnight. Lows will be around 60 with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.
Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a greater chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon due to more moisture in the air. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%.
Sunday’s looking mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms—again most likely in the afternoon as diurnal heating goes to work on an increasingly moist airmass. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and lows of 56. We picked up 0.38″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
The record high was 98°F in 1975.
The record low was 43°F in 1953.
Sunrise: 5:39 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:17 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 44m
Length of Day: 14h 38m
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5d 12h old with 25% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:15 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:45 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Okay, can someone please identify this bug for me? I thought it was kind of leaf hopper or tree hopper, but inquiries in my bug guides and online have yielded no positive ID. All I know is that it was pretty tough getting a shot of this critter as it almost never stood still long enough to squeeze off a shot!
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 1250, f/16, 1/800″ exposure.