Wednesday, June 10, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 56 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 29.78” and rising. We picked up 2.47” of rain in the past 24hrs for a total of 4.75” for the 48 hour period — lots of rain with a fair amount of flood damage being reported in Huntington and Richmond. The Winooski River is currently flooding downstream of Richmond. Yesterday’s high was 72, and the overnight low was 53.
We’ll have a sunny start to the day today courtesy of a ridge of high pressure currently cresting to our south. We’ll see partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. A cold front will move across the region tonight bringing showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms until midnight, then showers likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
High pressure will build in again on Thursday bringing mostly sunny skies with a 20% chance of showers in the morning. Highs will be in the upper 70s with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s and west winds around 10 mph.
Friday should be partly sunny with highs in the mid 70s and west winds around 10 mph. An upper level trough will move across the region Friday night bringing more showers. Lows will be around 60. Chance of rain is 70%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 57.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 75 and lows of 54.
The record high was 93°F in 1974.
The record low was 34°F in 1912.
Sunrise: 5:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:35 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 40m
Length of Day: 15h 27m
Tomorrow will be 0m44s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 23d 6h old with 41% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:27 AM EDT
Moonset: 1:57 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
With 4.75″ of rain in the past 48 hours, Fargo Brook was raging by yesterday evening, jumping its banks by 5:00PM. I took this shot at 6:17PM. Robin reported that the water level had already dropped at least a foot by then. Standing on our bridge over the raging chocolate-colored water to get the shot was quite an experience as the water was shaking the bridge as invisible flotsam bumped into it. I didn’t linger…
Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 24mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/13″ exposure.