Tuesday, August 18, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently 60 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 30.01”. Yesterday’s high was 87, and the overnight low was 60.
Warm, humid weather will persist across the region today. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as diurnal heating and orographic lift combine with a minor trough to kick off some higher elevation thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 80s to near 90 with dewpoints in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds will be 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 similar—partly sunny with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy and muggy with lows in the upper 60s and south winds around 10 mph.
A cold front will approach the region on Thursday. We’ll see partly sunny skies with highs in the lower 80s and south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Thursday night showers and thunderstorms are likely as the cold front moves in. Lows will be in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 60%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and a low of 47. We picked up 0.07″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 59.
The record high was 93°F in 2002 (we had a high of 89).
The record low was 40°F in 1918.
Sunrise: 5:58 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:52 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 56m
Length of Day: 13h 54m
Tomorrow will be 2m46s shorter.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3d 20h old with 13% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:49 AM EDT
Moonset: 9:40 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Yesterday morning’s dew clings to jewel weed leaves next to the house.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 640, f/4.5, 1/2000″ exposure