Friday, August 12, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently a muggy 73 degree under cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint a juicy 73, barometric pressure 29.78”. We picked up 0.04” of rain yesterday evening. Yesterday’s high was 92, and the overnight low was 68.
I laid out on our pond dock last night between 12:15PM and 12:50 before clouds came in. I managed to see 25 meteors in that time, so a pretty decent showing for the Perseids.
There is a Flash Flood Watch in effect for our region from 2:00PM today through Sunday evening.
We’ve got an active and wet weekend ahead of us. Deep tropical moisture moving northeast along a slow moving stationary front will produce showers and thunderstorms today through the Sunday. Some showers and thunderstorms will produce heavy rainfall with isolated flash flooding possible. Above normal daytime temperatures will become more seasonable as weekend the weekend progresses, while the overnight minimum temperatures will continue to be warm and humid. High pressure will usher in quiet weather to start the workweek.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming westerly this afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely until midnight, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. It’ll be humid overnight with lows in the upper 60s and light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%.
Saturday showers are likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then rain with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall and rain may be heavy at times in the afternoon. It’ll be humid with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 90%. Saturday night rain is likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Rain may be heavy at times. It’ll be humid with lows in the upper 60s and light and variable winds. Chance of rain is near 100%.
Sunday’s looking cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 70s with west winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 60s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 59. We picked up 0.04″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 59
The record high was 93°F in 1947.
The record low was 44°F in 1913.
Sunrise: 5:52 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:00 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 11m
Length of Day: 14h 08m
Tomorrow will be 2m41s shorter.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8.8 days old with 64% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:25 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:40 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Yesterday morning offered a good time to shoots some dew soaked spider webs. A quick cruise of our yards and fields with my macro lens offered up plenty to focus on. This small spider (maybe a banded garden spider?) posed patiently for me in her web.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/5, 1/400″ exposure.