Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Happy Earth Day!
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 33 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.71”. We picked up 0.45” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 52, and the overnight low was 32.
A large upper level low pressure system across the Great Lakes and Ontario will drift slowly eastward through the end of the week. This system will bring seasonably cool conditions along with considerable cloudiness. Embedded smaller scale disturbances will bring periods of rain showers which will
be most widespread late today into tonight.
We’ll see partly sunny skies with a chance of rain showers this morning, then cloudy skies with rain showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Rain will continue into tonight with a chance of snow showers over the mountains after midnight. Expect little or no snow accumulation. Lows will be in the mid 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Thursday should be cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers in the morning, then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will only be in the upper 40s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Thursday night should be cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers at elevations above 1000′. Lows will be in the lower 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday should be cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 40s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Friday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain or snow showers. Lows will be in the mid 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 66 and a low of 45.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 58 and lows of 37.
The record high was 80°F in 1973.
The record low was 21°F in 1947.
Sunrise: 5:57 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:44 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 49m
Length of Day: 13h 47m
Tomorrow will be 2m49s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent (beautifully paired with Venus yesterday evening!)
3d 16h old with 17% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:00 AM EDT
No Moon Set
About Today’s Photo:
I managed to get out and take a few photos yesterday afternoon between rain showers. These bejeweled willow buds were popping along the fenceline of our neighbor’s field.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/13, 1/500″ exposure