Tuesday, July 28, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently 61 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 61, barometric pressure 29.97” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.35” of rain overnight in some pretty good boomers that rolled through at about 2:30AM. Yesterday’s high was 85, and the overnight low was 60.
High pressure sitting over the region and a southerly airflow will combine to ratchet up the temperature and humidity today through Thursday, and diurnal heating will continue the threat of afternoon showers. We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a 20% slight chance of mountain showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 80s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 60s with light and variable winds.
Wednesday should be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80s to 90 and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be mostly clear and humid with lows in the upper 60s and light and variable winds.
A sharp cold front will move through Thursday afternoon bringing showers and thunderstorms. Some might approach severe levels. It’ll be humid with highs in the mid 80s to near 90 again with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and a low of 57. We picked up 0.59″ or rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
The record high was 96°F in 1964.
The record low was 45°F in 2001 (we had a low of 49).
Sunrise: 5:34 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:21 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 54m
Length of Day: 14h 47m
Tomorrow will be 2m12s shorter.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12d 9h old with 89% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:50 PM EDT
Moonset: 2:44 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
We have several patches of wild raspberries around the place. I noticed a pair of black ants investigating a plump berry by the pond.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 800, f/10, 1/250″ exposure.