Thursday, April 20, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 44 degrees and drizzling under low overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 43, barometric pressure 30.15” and rising. We picked up 0.63” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 52, and the overnight low was 44.
We’ll see a brief break in the active weather today as an upper level ridge of high pressure builds over the northeast this morning. Conditions will turn unsettled again tonight through Saturday as low pressure moves east from the Great Lakes into southern Québec bringing another round of widespread rain. High pressure will return Sunday bringing drier conditions which will continue into the early part of next week.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a slight chance of showers this morning. Highs will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds. Tonight should bring a chance of showers until midnight, then rain likely after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 40s with east winds around 10 mph, becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is near 100%.
Friday will bring rain in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 50 with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Friday night rain is likely. Lows will be around 40 with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
Saturday should be cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 50s with west winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 55 and a low of 31. We picked up 0.02″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 57 and lows of 37.
The record high was 86°F in 1941.
The record low was 16°F in 1897.
Sunrise: 5:59 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:42 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 44m
Length of Day: 13h 43m
Tomorrow will be 2m52s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 23 days old with 41% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:51 AM EDT
Moonset: 1:06 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Red maples are flowering now and adding tinge of the ginge to the hillsides. Their complex flowers are quite interesting up close.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 500, f/13, 1/250″ exposure.