Tuesday, April 7, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 33 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 30.31” and rising slowly. Though it snizzled and snowed pretty much all day yesterday, we have only a trace of new snow on the measuring board and 10” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 33.
A weak surface wave associated with the wavering cold front that delivered yesterday’s precipitation is moving to our east this morning. We’ll see cloudy skies with a 20% chance of snow showers this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be in the lower 20s with north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
Wednesday should start out partly sunny in the morning, then become cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers in the afternoon as yet another surface wave rides east along the wavering frontal boundary as it lifts north again. Highs will be in the lower 40s with light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain or snow showers. Lows will be in the lower 30s with southeast winds around 10 mph.
A move vigorous low and associated warm front will push into the region from the Great Lakes on Thursday bringing cloudy skies with a 40% chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the mid 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Thursday night rain showers are likely lows in the mid 30s. Chance of rain is 70%. This low will mark the beginning of a pattern change for us as we’ll very likely finally bid adieu to the persistent cold that we’ve been experiencing for the past several months. Believe it or not, we may be seeing spring — and mud season — finally arrive. Stay tuned!
Last year on this date we had a high of 59 and a low of 26. We had 9.5″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 50 and lows of 32.
The record high was 83°F in 1991.
The record low was 2°F in 1972.
Sunrise: 6:22 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:26 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 02m
Length of Day: 13h 03m
Tomorrow will be 3m1s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 1h old with 92% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:42 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:08 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Here’s another view of the Huntington River running milky with spring runoff. Standing on the East Street bridge, the roar of the water is a welcome sound!