Friday, August 21, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 63 degrees and raining lightly under overcasts skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 29.98” and rising. We picked up 0.26” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 84, and the overnight low was 63.
The slow moving cold front responsible for our current showers is pretty much directly over us this morning and will move slowly eastward during the day. We’ll see cloudy skies with occasional showers this morning, then partly sunny skies with scattered showers this afternoon. It will be cooler with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.
High pressure will slowly build in for Saturday brining partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 60 and light and variable winds.
A weak trough will slide through on Sunday bringing partly sunny skies with a 40% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 60s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and a low of 60. We picked up 0.16″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 58.
The record high was 93°F in 1945.
The record low was 43°F in 1934.
Sunrise: 6:01 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:47 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 47m
Length of Day: 13h 45m
Tomorrow will be 2m50s shorter.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6d 20h old with 37% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:43 PM EDT
Moonset: 11:12 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
I was making dinner the other evening when I heard a bump on the window by the sink and caught a fleeting glimpse of a bird fluttering down. Looking out, I saw this yellow warbler sitting on the arm of one of our front porch chairs. It was stunned but still alive. I went cautiously outside to take a closer look (and to make sure the cats hadn’t heard it as well…) Gradually the little bird came back to its senses, but not before allowing me to get close enough to snap several shots with my iPhone. It shortly took off into the trees seemingly none the worse for wear…