Thursday, July 7, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 65 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 65, barometric pressure 29.74”. Yesterday’s high was 88, and the overnight low was 65.
We’ve got a more active weather pattern ahead of us for the next several days. A trough of low pressure moving across the region today will interact with the continued very warm and moderately humid air mass, producing scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. A few strong to severe storms are possible, with gusty winds, small hail, brief heavy downpours, and dangerous cloud to ground lightning. After a quiet day on Friday, a stronger upper level disturbance moving eastward from the Great Lakes will bring additional showers and embedded thunderstorms Friday night and Saturday.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a chance of showers this morning, then partly sunny skies with showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely until midnight, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%.
Friday should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Friday night showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid 60s with east winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
Saturday showers are likely. Highs will be in the lower 70s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Saturday night should bringn occasional showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s. Chance of rain is 90%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 82 and a low of 58.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
The record high was 96°F in 1908.
The record low was 43°F in 1965.
Sunrise: 5:15 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:37 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 33m
Length of Day: 15h 21m
Tomorrow will be 1m11s shorter.
The Moon is a waxing crescent 2d 23h old with 11% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:47 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:38 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
The Worchester Range stretches from Waterbury in the south to Stowe in the north. This view from Waterbury Center State Park takes in pretty much the extent of the range. Mt. Hunger is in the middle (with the rock outcropping) and the Stowe Pinnacle is the bump at the very left. Both of these peaks are great hikes for families with younger kids.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-19mm lens @ 18mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/2500″ exposure.