Monday, May 1, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 54 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 2-5 mph. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 29.91” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.25” of rain overnight along with three close and loud claps of thunder between 6:00AM and 6:30AM. Yesterday’s high was 51, and the overnight low was 50.
A slow moving low pressure system currently over the western Great Lakes is pushing a warm front though our region this morning kicking off showers and a few rumbles of thunder. The low will continue to affect us over the next couple of days bringing a line of showers with embedded thunderstorms this evening with brief heavy rainfall and localized gusty winds. A few stronger to isolated severe storms are possible over northern New York this evening. We’ll see a wide range in temperatures from the upper 50s to upper 70s depending upon location today with cooler air and additional showers for Tuesday.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with showers likely this morning. Highs will be in the upper 60s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight showers are likely. It’ll be windy with lows in the lower 50s and southeast winds 20 to 30 mph gusting up to 60 mph, then diminishing to 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 90%.
Tuesday showers are likely. Highs will be around 60 with south winds around 10 mph, becoming southwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tuesday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 40s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Wednesday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 40s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers. Lows will be in the mid 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 53 and a low of 36. We picked up 0.36″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 62 and lows of 41.
The record high was 86°F in 2001 (we had a high of 84).
The record low was 25°F in 1961.
Sunrise: 5:42 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:56 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 17m
Length of Day: 14h 13m
Tomorrow will be 2m38s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5.5 days old with 30% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:30 AM EDT
Moonset: 12:40 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Amelanchier (also known as serviceberry, shadbush, and shadblow, among others) is a flowering shrub that blooms this time of year. Its white blossoms are quite visible in the woods before the rest of the neighboring trees have leafed out. The shrub gets the name shadbush as it blooms at the same time that the shad (a fish) are running in streams.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/2.8, 1/4000″ exposure.