Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 58 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 58, barometric pressure 29.52 and steady. We picked up 0.79” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 72, and the overnight low was 52.
An approaching trough of low pressure will produce occasional showers today with temperatures mainly in the 50s to lower 60s. Showers are expected to become terrain focused overnight into Wednesday with mainly dry conditions for Thursday. Low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley Friday will bring more widespread rainfall across the region into the upcoming weekend, along with cooler temperatures.
Today showers are likely. Highs will be in the lower 60s with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming westerly this afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be cloudy with showers likely, mainly until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 40s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. It’ll be chilly with highs only in the upper 40s and west winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 30s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 40s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 48 and a low of 41. 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 86).
The record low was 27°F in 1966.
Sunrise: 5:41 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:57 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 20m
Length of Day: 14h 16m
Tomorrow will be 2m38s longer.
The Moon is in its first quarter, 6.5 days old with 43% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:35 AM EDT
Moonset: 1:30 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
It’s hard to miss Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) when they’re flowering. This distinctive perennial can be found in woodland locations where other spring flowers occur (note the leaves of trillium in the photo). According to Wikipedia, the blossoms appear to be specifically designed to be pollinated by bumble bees (the queens of which are active early in the season as they overwinter). Seeds of the plant are dispersed by ants after ripening.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/250″ exposure.