Saturday, August 16, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 55 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 29.88″. We picked up 0.10″ of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 66, and the overnight low was 53.
The stubborn upper level low pressure system over central Quebec this morning will continue to dominate our region’s weather through the weekend. It will pinwheel a few more shortwave troughs through the area before finally moving to our east late Sunday. Today we’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers mainly this afternoon. Highs will be around 70 with southwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight showers are likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms as one of the aforementioned troughs swings through. Lows will be in the mid 50s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
Sunday should be mostly cloudy with showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 70 with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph.
High pressure will finally build in Monday brining partly sunny skies with highs around 70 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s. At this point it’s looking like a nice stretch of late summer weather ahead for most of the upcoming work week.
Last year on this date we had a high of 75 and a low of 47.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 59.
The record high was 96°F in 1944.
The record low was 43°F in 1923.
Sunrise: 5:56 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:56 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 02m
Length of Day: 13h 59m
The Moon is waning gibbous, 20d 12h old with 61% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:20 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:57 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
The coreopsis in our back garden are on their way out, but there are still some blooms. The purple in the background is lemon grass blooms.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105m macro lens, ISO 800, f/3.8, 1/3200″ exposure.