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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A tree swallow on a wire along Shaker Mountain Road.

A tree swallow on a wire along Shaker Mountain Road.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 55 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are to of the northwest at 2-5 mph. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 30.17” and rising rapidly. We picked up just 0.01” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was an almost hot 83, and the overnight low was 53.

Forecast:

The cold front that brought us the trace of overnight rain has moved east of the region this morning, and high pressure is now building in an will remain the dominant influence for our weather through the rest of the work week. This morning’s clouds should give way to mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 60s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be clear and seasonably cool with lows in the upper 30s and northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Wednesday should be sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be clear with lows in the lower 40s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

Thursday’s looking sunny with highs in the upper 70s and west winds around 10 mph. Thursday hight should be mostly clear with lows around 50.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 46 and a low of 42. We picked up 0.49″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 64 and lows of 42.
The record high was 89°F in 1944.
The record low was 27°F in 1952.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:37 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:00 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 27m
Length of Day: 14h 22m
Tomorrow will be 2m33s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 15h old with 96% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:35 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:46 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I was talking with a friend who lives along Shaker Mountain Road yesterday at midday, wondering where the tree swallows and bluebirds were this season. Neither of us had seen either, and I figured they were a good 2-3 weeks late. When we stepped outside, lo and behold, there was a pair of trees swallows flying about! That made my day!

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/4000″ exposure.

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