Friday, July 1, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 60 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 29.97”. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 51.
This morning’s sunny skies will be short lived as an upper level low and associated cold front spark heavy showers and strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. Som storms will be capable of gusty winds, small hailstones and localized heavy rainfall. Showers and thunderstorms will move eastward by midnight tonight. Breezy conditions, cooler temperatures, and chances for showers start the Independence Day weekend Saturday. High pressure will deliver mostly sunny skies and dry conditions Sunday and on Independence Day.
We’ll see partly sunny skies with occasional showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 80%. Showers and thunderstorms will continue until midnight, followed by partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.
Saturday should be partly sunny with a 20% chance of lingering showers. Highs will be in the upper 60s with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s and west winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70s and west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 59. We picked up 0.02″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 59.
The record high was 96°F in 1931.
The record low was 44°F in 1978.
Sunrise: 5:12 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 40m
Length of Day: 15h 27m
The Moon is a waning crescent, 26d 8h old with 12% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:57 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:35 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
The Farr family planted wheat in part of their bottomland fields on the south side of Richmond. Usually, that field’s planted fully in corn (there is some growing down along the Winooski River), but I welcome the change in texture and color. We don’t see much wheat planted in these parts…
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 40mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1600″ exposure.