Friday, September 19, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:15AM it’s currently a brisk 28 degrees under clear skies. Jupiter and the moon are shining brightly in the east. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 27, barometric pressure 30.36” and rising rapidly. We have a thorough coating of frost on the ground this morning. Yesterday’s high was 53, and the overnight low was 28.
This morning’s chilly and frosty start is courtesy of a large area of Canadian high pressure currently building into the region. We’ll see sunny skies today with below normal temperature with highs only in the mid 50s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be clear and not as cold with lows in the lower 40s and south winds 10 to 15 mph.
Temperatures will rebound somewhat on Saturday as the departing high puts us into a gusty southerly airflow. We’ll see partly sunny skies in the morning, then mostly cloudy skies later in the day. Highs will be in the mid 60s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s and south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
A cold front and associated low pressure will cross the region Sunday bringing showers. Highs will be in the lower 70s with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Showers will continue into Sunday night with lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain is 60%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 42.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 69 and lows of 50.
The record high was 85°F in 1946.
The record low was 32°F in 1959.
Sunrise: 6:35 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:55 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 17m
Length of Day: 12h 19m
Tomorrow will be 3m 2s shorter.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 24d 20h old with 20% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:10 AM EDT
Moonset: 4:28 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
I posted this shot on my photography blog yesterday, but couldn’t resist posting it here as well. (Sorry for the duplication for those of you who subscribe to both—and thanks if you do!) The fine crystals on the delicate “parachutes” are really striking.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/18, 1/60″ exposure.