Sunday, April 30, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 42 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Wind are calm. Relative humidity is 58%, dewpoint 28, barometric pressure 30.29” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 71, and the overnight low was 30.
A persistent, cool northerly air flow along with increasing clouds will keep our temperatures in the mid 40s to upper 50s across the region today. A large and strengthening low pressure system currently over the Ohio River Valley will lift a warm front through New England bringing another chance for rain later today into tonight. The low will continue to bring unsettled weather through mid week.
We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then cloudy skies with a 40% chance of rain showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of showers until midnight, then showers likely after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
Monday should be mostly cloudy with 50% chance of showers in the morning then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. It’ll be much warmer with highs in the upper 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the lower 50s with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.
Tuesday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 60s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 40s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 61 and a low of 28.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 62 and lows of 40.
The record high was 84°F in 2004 (we had a high of 82).
The record low was 27°F in 1967.
Sunrise: 5:43 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:55 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 14m
Length of Day: 14h 11m
Tomorrow will be 2m39s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4.4 days old with 20% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:28 AM EDT
No Moon Set
About Today’s Photo:
False hellebore is one of the early plants to poke its way out of the ground this time of year. It favors wet soils in wetlands or along streams like this small stream up above the Camel’s Hump Nordic trails. The plant is highly toxic containing high concentrations of various alkaloids. According to Wikipedia, certain Native Americans tribes would use the plant to select a new leader: “All the candidates would eat the root, and the last to start vomiting would become the new leader.” Nice.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 800, f/10, 1/400″ exposure.