Friday, June 5, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 61 degrees under overcasts skies. Winds are out of the south at 2-6 mph. Relative humidity is 79%, dewpoint 55, barometric pressure 30.05” and falling slowly. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 51.
The high pressure that brought us yesterday’s splendid weather will move east of the region today, and a trough of low pressure and associated cold front will move in later this afternoon and evening bringing showers and thunderstorms. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with chance of showers this morning, then a 50% chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Tonight showers are likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms until midnight, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 40s with west winds around 10 mph, becoming northerly after midnight. Chance of rain is 70%.
High pressure will build back for Saturday bringing sunny skies with highs in the lower 60s and north winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be clear with lows in the lower 40s and northeast winds around 10 mph.
Sunday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70s and south winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers as a cold front approaches from the west. Lows will be in the mid 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 73 and a low of 45. We picked up 0.04″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 73 and lows of 52.
The record high was 92°F in 1919.
The record low was 34°F in 1910.
Sunrise: 5:09 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:31 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 34m
Length of Day: 15h 22m
Tomorrow will be 1m4s longer.
Moon is waning gibbous 18d 7h old with 91% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:59 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:11 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
I spotted this tiger swallowtail flitting about the rhododendron outside our kitchen window as I was washing some dished yesterday afternoon. I grabbed my camera and went out to get some shots. The critter was pretty wary of me, and, being a strong flyer, it zipped about making it hard to get a decent shot.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/400″ exposure.