Wednesday, October 19, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 51 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 49, barometric pressure 29.90” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.14” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was a balmy 80, and the overnight low was 51.
Weak high pressure will build into the region today into tonight bringing variable clouds and continued mild temperatures. Low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley will drag a sharp frontal boundary across the region on Thursday into Saturday bringing widespread, occasionally heavy rainfall. Wrap around moisture from the departing low may mix with colder Canadian air Saturday night into Sunday to spur a few upper elevation snow flurries.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the mid 60s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be in the mid 40s with light and variable winds.
Thursday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon. Highs will be around 60 with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Rain will continue into Thursday becoming heavy at times. Lows will be in the upper 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.
Friday rain is likely. Highs will be in the lower 60s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Showers will continue into Friday night with lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain is 80%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 45 and a low of 18! We picked up 0.10″ of snow.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 56 and lows of 38.
The record high was 80°F in 1963 (yesterday Burlington hit 80, just 4 degrees short of it record of 84 in 1947.)
The record low was 20°F in 1922.
Sunrise: 7:12 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:00 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 46m
Length of Day: 10h 47m
Tomorrow will be 2m54s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 12h old with 84% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:05 PM EDT
Moonset: 11:05 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
A slow shutter speed makes for pretty swirls of colorful leaves in this small pool in Dead River at the Camel’s Hump Nordic Ski Center. If you want to see another of these with an even longer exposure (8″), check out my latest Photography Blog post.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 12mm, ISO 100, f/9, 1″ exposure.