Tuesday, June 30, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 52 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 29.97” and rising. We picked up 0.09” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 65, and the overnight low was 49.
An upper level low approaching from the Ohio Valley will bring increasing chances for showers by early this afternoon across northern New York and into Vermont during the late afternoon and early evening hours. A few embedded thunderstorms are also possible this afternoon and evening, mainly across northern New York. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. It’ll be seasonably warm with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight showers are likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms until midnight, then showers likely after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.
Another trough of low pressure will move in Wednesday bringing showers in the morning. then showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Wednesday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
High pressure will begin to build in Thursday bringing partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the lower 70s with west winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s. At this point, Friday and the Fourth are looking dry!
Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and a low of 62.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 59.
The record high was 93°F in 1946.
The record low was 42°F in 1936.
Sunrise: 5:11 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 41m
Length of Day: 15h 28m
Tomorrow will be 0m40s shorter.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13d 21h old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:09 PM EDT
Moonset: 4:04 AM EDT
There will be a spectacular convergence of Jupiter and Venus tonight—one that has not occurred in about 2000 years! If you get a chance (and if the skies are good to us, which is increasingly unlikely), take a look to the west right after sunset. The two planets will be only about 0.03 degrees apart—nearly touching! This is a very rare event and one worth checking out.
About Today’s Photo:
The milkweed blossoms are ready to pop in the front field.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mmm macro, ISO 1250, f/8, 1/500″ exposure.