Tuesday, May 12, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 64 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 3-5 mph. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 29.74” and falling slowly. We picked up a soaking 1.46” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 60.
A cold front shifting eastward across the north country today will bring a band of moderate showers and isolated thunderstorms to the region this morning, followed by gusty southwest winds and partial sunshine for the afternoon and early evening hours. We’ll see patchy fog this morning. I’ll be cloudy with showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms this morning, then partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to southwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become cloudy with a 50% chance of showers after midnight as an upper level trough slides through. Lows will be in the mid 40s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 40 mph.
Wednesday should be mostly cloudy and cool with a 50% chance of showers in the morning. Highs will be in the upper 50s to low 60s in valley locations with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Wednesday night should be clear with lows in the mid 30s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
High pressure will build in Thursday bringing sunny skies with highs in the lower 60s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be clear with lows in the lower 40s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 42.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 66 and lows of 44.
The record high was 84°F in 2004 (we had a high of 83).
The record low was 28°F in 1963.
Sunrise: 5:28 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:08 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 46m
Length of Day: 14h 39m
Tomorrow will be 2m18s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 23d 16h old with 39% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:16 AM EDT
Moonset: 1:45 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
I came across this solitary group of painted trillium on a hike up Bald Hill on Sunday. The woods were full of purple trillium, spring beauties, wild oats, and trout lilies, but in the entire 3 hours that Robin & I were bushwacking, this was the only painted that we saw.