Wednesday, May 3, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 46 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 42, barometric pressure 29.70” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.23” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 62 and the overnight low was 44.
Low pressure over Québec this morning will continue to push clouds and upslope showers through the region this morning before some clearing skies arrive by mid afternoon. Temperatures will be below normal today with breezy west to northwest winds. High pressure will build into the region tonight bringing clear skies, light winds, and chilly temperatures allowing for the formation of areas of frost even in the Champlain Valley. Thursday will be dry with increasing clouds and moderating temperatures before another low brings widespread rain on Friday.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with scattered showers. Highs will be around 50 with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.
Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph and diminishing to around 10 mph after midnight.
Thursday should be partly sunny with areas of frost in the moring. Highs will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 40s with south winds around 10 mph.
Friday showers are likely. Highs will be in the lower 50s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Friday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the upper 40s. Chance of rain is 80%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 53 and low of 38. We picked up 0.47″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 63 and lows of 41.
The record high was 89°F in 2001 (we had a high of 86).
The record low was 24°F in 1966.
Sunrise: 5:39 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:58 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 23m
Length of Day: 14h 19m
Tomorrow will be 2m34s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 7.6 days old with 52% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:40 PM EDT
Moonset: 2:13 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Squirrel corn (Dicentra canadensis) looks a bit like Dutchman’s Breeches (posted yesterday). The leaves of the two species are almost identical, and they tend to grow in the same areas of rich soils. Squirrel corn, however, has a more heart-shaped blossom similar to bleeding hearts where Dutchman’s breeches sport a jaunty pantaloon look. These were growing near the beaver pond off Taft Road.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/250″ exposure.