Tuesday, June 23, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 63 degrees and raining heavily under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 29.78” and falling rapidly. We’ve picked up 0.43” of rain so far this morning. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 58.
A fast moving upper level disturbance over the Great Lakes region will bring widespread showers and embedded thunderstorms to the region early today. More showers and thunderstorms will then develop by early afternoon as a cold front moves into the region. We’ll see morning showers taper briefly with some possible glimpses of sunshine before the next round of showers and thunderstorms move in. Some thunderstorms may produce damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then mostly clear after midnight as high pressure begins to build in. Lows will be in the mid 50s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.
Wednesday should be sunny with highs in the mid 70s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers as a weak surface trough nudges into the region. Lows will be in the lower 50s with west winds around 10 mph.
Thursday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 45.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 58.
The record high was 93°F in 1975.
The record low was 41°F in 1940.
Sunrise: 5:08 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 44m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m11s shorter.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6d 21h old with 41% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:14 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:12 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
I was out testing a new compact camera when this female ruby-throated hummingbird came buzzing by to feed on the Japanese bittersweet growing on a trellis next to the Studio stairs. I managed to get this shot.
Sony HX90V, ISO 500, f/6.4, 1/250″ exposure.