Thursday, October 15, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently a frosty 30 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 29.89” and rising. We picked up 0.15” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 55, and the overnight low was 29.
A weak ridge of high pressure will crest over the region this morning followed by a low pressure system which will move southeast from the Great Lakes later today and across the region tonight and early Friday bringing showers. We’ll see partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 50s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight will bring showers as the low passes to our north. Lows will be in the lower 40s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.
Friday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers in the morning. Highs will be in the lower 50s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Another cold front will move into the region Friday night bringing clouds, much cooler air, and a 50% chance of rain showers. Rain should turn to snow at higher elevations above 2000′ in the ‘Dacks and northern Greens. Lows will be in the mid 30s in valley locations and in the 20s at higher elevations with southwest winds around 10 mph.
Saturday will be chilly and cloudy with a 50% chance of rain, or snow showers at higher elevations above 1500’. Highs will only be in the lower 40s in valley locations with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow or rain showers. Lows will be in the upper 20s with widespread killing frost expected overnight.
Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and lows of 66.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 57 and lows of 39.
The record high was 80°F in 2014 (we had a high of 81).
The record low was 24°F in 1980.
Sunrise: 7:06 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:08 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 12h 00m
Length of Day: 11h 01m
Tomorrow will be 2m57s shorter.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2d 11h old with 6% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:27 AM EDT
Moonset: 7:50 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Sumac offers some of the brightest colors of the season. A narrow window of sunshine breaking through the clouds the other day illuminated this clump in our front field.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 20mm lens, ISO 400, f/1.7, 1/1600″ exposure.