Thursday, August 11, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 66 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 66, barometric pressure 30.03” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 85, and the overnight low was 63.
We’ve got a hot and muggy day on tap today—the hottest of the season yet. Temperatures should be in the upper 80s to mid 90s region-wide with humidity levels that will push the “heat index” (that “feels like” number that’s the combination of heat and humidity) towards 100 degrees. A slow moving cold front will arrive on Friday kicking off a stretch of unsettled weather through the weekend with numerous showers and thunderstorms through Sunday. Some storms may reach severe levels, and, with lots of subtropical moisture on hand, some flash flooding may occur. High pressure will return Monday.
We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s with light and variable winds, becoming west around 10 mph this afternoon. It will be hot and muggy, so you might want to curtail your outdoor activities in the afternoon and remember to stay hydrated if you’re outside. Tonight should be mostly clear and humid with lows in the upper 60s with light and variable winds.
Friday should start off partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the afternoon. It’ll be humid with highs in the mid 80s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Friday night showers and thunderstorms are likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. It will be humid with lows in the upper 60s and west winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.
Saturday showers and thunderstorms are likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. It’ll remain humid with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 80%. Saturday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 70%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 71 and a low of 61. We picked up 1.01″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 59.
The record high was 101°F in 1944.
The record low was 46°F in 1963.
Sunrise: 5:51 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:02 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 14m
Length of Day: 14h 11m
Tomorrow will be 2m38s shorter.
The Moon is a waxing gibbous, 8d 14h old with 57% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:29 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:04 AM EDT
The Perseid meteor showers will be peaking tonight and tomorrow night. This annual meteor extravaganza is courtesy of comet Swift-Tuttle, whose dust-rich path we are currently passing through. On average, the Perseids offer up around 80 meteors per hour, but this year, due to the fact that we’ll be passing through several richer iterations of the comet’s trail, we might see up to 200 per hour. Best place to look will be to the northeast after moonset (so after midnight tonight and tomorrow) towards the constellation Perseus (hence the name) from when the shower will appear to radiate. Unfortunately, tomorrow night will be cloudy, so get ’em this evening if you can!
About Today’s Photo:
Here’s a pre-sunset view looking southwest from Grand Isle towards Cumberland Head and the High Peaks of the Adirondacks.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 73mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 80o, f/11, 1/320″ exposure.