Tuesday, May 31, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently 56 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 29.89” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 84, and the overnight low was 51.
A weak upper level disturbance passing north of the region this afternoon will
bring scattered clouds and perhaps a few light showers or sprinkles to northern mountain communities. Otherwise dry and seasonably warm conditions are expected through Thursday as high pressure builds across the northeast.
We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the mid 70s and southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly and gusting up to 30 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then clearing. Lows will be in the upper 40s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph until midnight, then becoming light and variable.
Wednesday should be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s and southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers as low pressure approaches. Lows will be in the mid 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 66 and a low of 46. We picked up 2.31″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 72 and lows of 50.
The record high was 91°F in 2013 (we had a high of 89).
The record low was 25°F in 1961.
Sunrise: 5:11 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:28 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 28m
Length of Day: 15h 17m
Tomorrow will be 1m20s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 24d 15h old with 28% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:29 AM EDT
Moonset: 3:04 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Pollinators are happy critters this time of year. I followed a bumble bee as it moved between the blossoms of a centurian in our backyard garden.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/800″ exposure.