Saturday, July 23, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 63 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 29.76” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.17” of rain in the past 24hrs (and man was last night’s sky lighting up—flashing incessantly for hours!) Yesterday’s high was 90, and the overnight low was 61.
If last night’s pyrotechic sky wasn’t enough for you, we’ve got another round of showers and thunderstorms heading our way today as an upper level trough moves through. Some storms may reach severe levels. Storms should abate in the evening with a nice day on tap for Sunday.
We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning with showers and thunderstorms likely mainly this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and small hail this afternoon. It won’t be as warm with highs in the upper 70s and west winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly this afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely mainly until midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and small hail until midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 60%.
High pressure will build in briefly on Sunday bringing mostly sunny skies and seasonable temperatures with highs around 80 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s and light and variable winds.
Another active day is on tap for Monday as a shortwave trough moves through bringing mostly cloudy skies and a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 80s with south winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid 60s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 75 and a low of 55. We picked up 0.24″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 93°F in 1952.
The record low was 46°F in 1923.
Sunrise: 5:30 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:26 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 04m
Length of Day: 14h 55m
Tomorrow will be 2m2s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 19 days old with 86% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:36 PM EDT
Moonset: 9:33 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Getting in close to a daylily reveals the pollen encrusted anthers.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/9, 1/160″ exposure.