Thursday, October 20, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 44 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 43, barometric pressure 30.19”. Yesterday’s high was 73, and the overnight low was 38.
The stretch of Indian Summer days that we’ve been enjoying are coming to an end. A strengthening surface low pressure system over the Ohio River Valley will slide eastword over the next several days bringing widespread rain to the region Thursday afternoon through Sunday. Occasionally heavy rainfall can be expected, especially this evening into early Friday. As much of Vermont is currently either experiencing moderate or severe drought conditions, this will be a welcome rain. As the low passes to our east, backside moisture and cooler air will deliver the first snowfalls of the season to higher elevations Saturday night into Sunday morning.
We’ll see cloudy this morning with showers during the afternoon. Highs will be around 59F with winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight rain showers are likely early, becoming a steady light rain overnight. Lows will be around 54F with winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
Friday should be cloudy with occasional rain showers. Highs will be around 64F with SSE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Friday night will bring periods of rain. Lows will be around 44F with winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90% with rainfall near a half of an inch.
Rain will continue into Saturday with highs around 45F and winds NW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall near a half an inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph. Saturday night should bring more rain, mixing with snow late. Lows will be around 36F with winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip is 100%. We may see snowfall around one inch in higher elevations across the ‘Dacks and Greens.
Last year on this date we had a high of 61 and a low of 41. We picked up 0.14″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 56 and lows of 38.
The record high was 78°F in 1963.
The record low was 15°F in 1972.
Sunrise: 7:13 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:58 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 43m
Length of Day: 10h 44m
Tomorrow will be 2m55s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 11h old with 75% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:01 PM EDT (10/20)
Moonset: 12:10 PM EDT (10/20)
About Today’s Photo:
The Tafts keep a few heifers in the meadow up at Windekind Farm. The girls were quite curious about what I was doing with my camera down along the brook.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 14mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 800, f/8, 1/100″ exposure.