Tuesday, December 22, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 49 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 80%, dewpoint 43, barometric pressure 29.95”. We picked up 0.04” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 46, and the overnight low was 40.
Low pressure over the Great Lakes will pull warm moist air into the region today—a trend that will continue into the weekend. We’ll see rain today starting later this morning. Highs will top out in the upper 40s this morning then slide a bit as the rain arrives. Winds will be out of the south at around 10 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Tonight will be cloudy with a 40% chance of showers until midnight. Lows will be in the upper 30s with southwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
Wednesday should start out partly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph, and gusting up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night showers are likely as another low moves our way from the Great Lakes. It’l be breezy and very mild with lows in the mid 40s and southeast winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
Thursday should set some records for warmth region-wide. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Highs will be around 60 with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 40s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 38 and a low of 23. We had 12″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 16.
The record high was 57°F in 1990.
The record low was -20°F in 1955.
Sunrise: 7:25 AM EST
Sunset: 4:16 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 57m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m4s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11d 2h old with 89% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:26 PM EST
Moonset: 3:56 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
I came across this deer scapula laying in a bed of moss along Fargo Brook. The very definition of “still life”.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 40mm, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/100″ exposure.