Wednesday, July 1, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 63 degrees drizzling just a bit under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 62, barometric pressure 29.72” and falling. We picked up 0.17” of rain in the past 24hrs. Our rain total for June was a whopping 12.74”! Yesterday’s high was 76, and the overnight low was 60.
A trough of low pressure will lift northeastward across the region today bringing scattered showers with a few stronger thunderstorms possible across Vermont this afternoon which may produce gusty winds and heavy downpours. Highs will be in the lower 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms until midnight, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
Drier high pressure will build in Thursday bringing partly sunny skies with highs in the lower 70s and west winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be clear with patchy fog. Lows will be in the lower 50s with west winds around 10 mph.
Friday’s looking sunny with highs in the upper 70s and west winds around 10 mph. Friday night should b clear with lows in the mid 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 88 and low of 67. We picked up 0.04″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 59.
The record high was 96°F in 1931.
The record low was 44°F in 1978.
As I mentioned above, our rain total for June, 2015 was 12.74″. This is definitely a record for us. We usually average around 4.5″ to 5.0″ for June with our previous record being 9.42″ in June of 2013. Does it feel damp to you?
Sunrise: 5:11 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 40m
Length of Day: 15h 28m
Tomorrow will be 0m44s shorter.
The Moon is the full “Buck” moon (Northeast Native American).
14d 20h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:04 PM EDT
Moonset: 4:57 AM EDT
Other names for this full moon include: “Summer” (Colonial American), “Hay” (English), “Claiming” (Celtic), “Mead” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Rose” (Neo-Pagan Wiccan).
About Today’s Photo:
Chicory is one of those summer flowers I just can’t get enough of. It’s various shades of blue draw the eye as I travel along our dirt roads this time of year. I can’t think of a better flower to welcome in the month of July!
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/2000″ exposure.