Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Sorry to miss the past two mornings of observations. The thunderstorm Saturday evening took out our phone line and modem, and it took a couple of days to pull things back together.
This morning in Huntington at 6:05AM it’s currently 47 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 46, barometric pressure 30.16”. We picked up 0.23” of rain in the past 24hrs (on top of 2.31” Saturday-Sunday and 1.24” Sunday-Monday). Yesterday’s high was 53, and the overnight low was 46.
The slow moving trough of low pressure that’s been dishing out the damp and cool conditions the past two days will finally be moving to our east today. We’ll see cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers this morning. Highs will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be cloudy until midnight, then become partly cloudy with patchy fog after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 40s with north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
High pressure will build in Wednesday brining partly sunny skies in the morning, then clearing. Expect patchy fog in the morning. Highs will be in the upper 60s with light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be clear. Lows will be in the upper 40s with light and variable winds.
Thursday’s looking sunny with highs in the mid 70s and south winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy. Lows will be in the mid 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and low of 49.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 72 and lows of 51.
The record high was 89°F in 1970.
The record low was 36°F in 1966.
Sunrise: 5:10 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:29 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 30m
Length of Day: 15h 19m
Tomorrow will be 1m16s longer.
The Moon is the full “Buck” moon (Northeast Native American).
15d 6h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:24 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:25 AM EDT
Other names for this full moon include: “Rose” (Colonial American), “Horses” (Celtic), “Dyad” Medieval Wiccan), and “Planting” (Neo-Pagan Wiccan).
About Today’s Photo:
Lady’s Mantle leaves have an interesting ability to allow raindrops to bead along the serrated edges of their leaves. I take at least one shot like this every season and never grow tired of it!
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/125″ exposure.