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Monday, August 11, 2014

Last night's "supermoon" rising over Camel's Hump

Last night’s “supermoon” rising over Bald Hill

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently 53 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 30.12”. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 53.

Forecast:

The high pressure that brought us the delightful weekend will be sliding off into the Atlantic today. We’ll see one more day of warm, partly sunny skies before the next weather maker pulls in. There’s a slight chance of showers this afternoon as convective heating goes to work on the moist southerly airflow we’ll be seeing today. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be around 60 with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph after midnight.

Tuesday should start out partly sunny, but we’ll see increasing clouds and a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon as a low pressure system heads our way from the west. This low will dominate our weather for the remainder of the week. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Tuesday night rain is likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 60s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Wednesday’s looking rainy and cool as the low and an attendant cold front move on top of us. Highs will only be in the upper 60s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Rain will continue into Wednesday night with lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 75 and a low of 49.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of
The record high was 101°F in 1944.
The record low was 46°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:50 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:03 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 17m
Length of Day: 14h 13m

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15d 12h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:24 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:57 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The term “supermoon” gets bandied about a lot by the media. The term itself is a concoction of the media and astrology, but it does refer to a true astronomical phenomenon known as a “perigee-syzygy“. This is the coincidence of the the moon being full (or new) and its perigee, or closest approach to the earth. The “supermoon” appears 14% larger and 30% brighter than your garden variety full moon. Last night’s moonrise was quite lovely, and the moon sported a coppery color dues to smoke in the atmosphere from forest fires up in Canada. I took today’s shot from a favorite spot up on Texas Hill Road.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 120mm, ISO 800, f/9, 1/6″ exposure.

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