Saturday, April 29, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently a balmy 63 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 57%, dewpoint 47, barometric pressure 29.90” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 80, and the overnight low was 54.
We’ll enjoy another day of above normal temperatures today before a cold front
moves in bringing noticeably cooler temperatures Sunday. A large strengthening low pressure system over the central US with a warm front extending eastward into the northeast will bring another chance for rain starting Sunday. This system will bring unsettled weather to the region for the first half of the work week.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning with a 20% chance of showers, becoming partly sunny this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s to low 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 30s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Sunday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds. Sunday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Monday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. It’ll be breezy with highs in the mid 60s and southeast winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 45 mph. Monday night will bring occasional showers with lows in the lower 50s. Chance of rain is 80%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 58 and a low of 23.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 61 and lows of 40.
The record high was 85°F in 1986.
The record low was 24°F in 1934.
Sunrise: 5:45 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:53 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 11m
Length of Day: 14h 08m
Tomorrow will be 2m41s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3 days old with 11% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:31 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:41 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Trout lilies are starting to bloom in the woods round about. I came across this one up above the Camel’s Hump Nordic trails the other day. While I was laying on the ground to take the shot, a solitary bee flew into the frame to participate in the event. I also noticed a false blister beetle munching on the pollen. At another trout lily blossom a little farther along, there were about eight blister beetles feeding and fornicating on the flower. Quite the scene. You can check it out on my Photography blog.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 800, f/8, 1/800″ exposure.