Saturday, August 20, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 61 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 61, barometric pressure 29.94”. Yesterday’s high was 80, and the overnight low was 51.
Above normal temperatures and plenty of sunshine are expected
across the region today. A large upper level trough of low pressure will move into the region Sunday bringing widespread showers and storms to the entire area, especially Sunday afternoon and night. High pressure returns early next week with below normal temperatures and drier weather.
We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the mid 80s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be in the mid 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Sunday night should bring occasional showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 50s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.
Monday’s looking partly sunny and less humid with highs in the upper 60s and west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and a low of 63.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 58.
The record high was 94°F in 1916.
The record low was 42°F in 1953.
Sunrise: 6:01 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:48 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 48m
Length of Day: 13h 46m
Tomorrow will be 2m50s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 16.8 days old with 95% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:10 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:30 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
The goldenrod is coming into bloom in our front field (a little late it feels to us this year…). This hoverfly was making the rounds from flower to flower. A closeup shot reveals the complex structure of the goldenrod’s compact flowerettes.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/16, 1/80″ exposure.