Monday, June 6, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 66 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint 62, barometric pressure 29.50”. We picked up 1.70” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 68, and the overnight low was 59.
The low pressure system that was responsible for yesterday’s rain is now parked just below James Bay. It will continue to influence our weather for the next several days as it rotates a series of troughs and fronts through the region. We’ll see unsettled weather, occasional showers, and below seasonal average temperatures especially Wednesday and Thursday.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 70s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
A cold front will swing through the region on Tuesday bringing showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and small hail in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with west winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tuesday night should be cloudy with showers likely. Lows will be in the lower 50s with west winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.
Wednesday showers are likely. Highs will only be in the upper 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Wednesday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 40s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 63 and a low of 39. We picked up 0.48″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 74 and lows of 53.
The record high was 94°F in 1925.
The record low was 37°F in 1964.
Sunrise: 5:08 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:33 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 36m
Length of Day: 15h 24m
Tomorrow will be 0m57s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1d 8h old with 3% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:53 AM EDT
Moonset: 9:59 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
The bug hunting season begins! I tracked this very lively pearl crescent butterfly as it flitted from daisy blossom to blossom. When they land, they tend to fold their wings together so it’s tough to get a shot of the wing patterns. A bit of patiences and the “burst” setting on my camera makes the difference!
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 24-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 400, f/11, 1/1300″ exposure.