Saturday, June 20, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 5:30AM it’s currently 41 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 40, barometric pressure 30.11”. Yesterday’s high was 67, and the overnight low was 40.
Surface high pressure will slide off the New England coast today delivering mostly clear skies with a gradual increase in clouds this afternoon in a warming southerly air flow out ahead of the next round of showers. We’ll see sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s and southeast winds around 10 mph, becoming southerly this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight, then cloudy with a 50% chance of showers after midnight as the remnants of tropical storm Bill edge their way northward. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds around 10 mph.
A surface low will head our way from the Great Lakes on Sunday brining showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. There’s a fair amount of moisture to work with in this system, so it should be another soaker. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 70%. Sunday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 60s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
Monday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 70s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be around 60.
Last year on this date we had a high of 65 and a low of 44.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 78 and lows of 57.
The record high was 95°F in 2012 (we had a high of 92).
The record low was 35°F in 1918.
Sunrise: 5:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 45m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m3s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3d 19h old with 15% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:18 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:14 PM EDT
There will be a wonderful convergence of Jupiter, Venus, and the crescent moon in the western sky just after sunset. Unfortunately, the forecast doesn’t look to good for catching it with clouds building up this afternoon. But do take a look to the west as it gets dark. Last night’s display was lovely, but Jupiter and Venus should be almost on top of each other tonight.
About Today’s Photo:
The yarrow that Robin planted by the back deck a couple years back has finally bloomed. Quite the explosion of red against green!
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/4, 1/640″ exposure.