Tuesday, July 19, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 59 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the northwest at 3-5 mph. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 30.04” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.20” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 82, and the overnight low was 57.
The passage of the cold front overnight has ushered in noticeably cooler and drier air. With high pressure building in, sunny and dry weather will be the rule into Thursday, though temperatures and humidity levels will be on the rise. Typical Summer conditions are expected for the end of the week and into the weekend, with warm weather and scattered showers or thunderstorms.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 70s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then clearing. Lows will be in the upper 40s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
Wednesday should be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be clear with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.
Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid 60s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 87 and a low of 62. We picked up 0.23″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 98°F in 2013 (we had a high of 90).
The record low was 48°F in 1929.
Sunrise: 5:26 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:29 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 13m
Length of Day: 15h 03m
Tomorrow will be 1m51s shorter.
The Moon is the full “Buck” moon (Northeast Native American)
15 days old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:07 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:11 AM EDT
Other names for this month’s full moon include: “Summer” (Colonial American), “Hay” (English), “Claiming” (Celtic), “Mead” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Rose” (Neo-Pagan Wiccan).
About Today’s Photo:
Getting in close to the flowerettes of Queen Anne’s Lace reveals complex details in its structure. Also called “Wild Carrot,” this familiar plant is common to dry fields, ditches, and open areas. It was introduced from Europe, and the carrots that we eat today were once cultivated from this plant.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/250″ exposure.