Wednesday, April 26, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 51 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 29.90” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.15” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 59, and the overnight low was 48.
Low pressure along the mid-Atlantic coast will drift slowly northeastward today and be near Cape Cod tonight. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will build northward from the mid Atlantic states into northern New York this afternoon. Morning rain showers should begin to taper off by this afternoon, with mostly cloudy skies expected. A ridge of high pressure will be over the region on Thursday bumping our highs into the upper 70s and maybe even some low 80s in valley locations. More rain should arrive Friday.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with showers likely mainly this morning. Highs will be in the mid 60s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly cloudy. Lows will be in the lower 50s with southeast winds around 10 mph.
Thursday should be partly sunny and warmer with highs in the mid to upper 70s and southeast winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Friday should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 40s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 28. We picked up 2.25″ of snow! (We were travelling at the time, but that’s what our housesitter recorded!)
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 60 and lows of 39.
The record high was 84°F in 1913.
The record low was 20°F in 1919.
Sunrise: 5:49 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:50 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 03m
Length of Day: 14h 00m
Tomorrow will be 2m45s longer.
The Moon is new, 29 days old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:16 AM EDT
Moonset: 8:08 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
The two tamaracks that we planted in our front field a few years back are budding out. I love the soft bristley nature of these deciduous conifers as they leaf out.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/4.5, 1/250″ exposure.