Friday, May 5, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 47 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-2 mph. Relative humidity is 65%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 29.95” and falling rapidly. We picked up 0.01” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 65, and the overnight low was 46.
A large upper level trough of low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley will deliver deep moisture northward into the region with it increasing clouds and precipitation growing more widespread by this afternoon. This low pressure will settle in over the region this weekend and into the better part of the
next week bringing cloudy conditions and periods of showers through the weekend and most of next week along with slightly below normal temperatures.
We’ll see rain today with highs in the lower 50s and southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Tonight rain is likely until midnight with showers likely after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 40s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain near is 100%.
Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 60s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 40s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Sunday showers are likely. Highs will be in the mid 50s. Chance of rain is 70%.
Sunday night rain showers are likely. Lows will be in the upper 30s. Chance of rain is 70%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 58 and a low of 44. We picked up 0.12″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 64 and lows of 43.
The record high was 89°F in 1944.
The record low was 27°F in 1952.
Sunrise: 5:36 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:01 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 29m
Length of Day: 14h 24m
Tomorrow will be 2m31s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9.5 days old with 72% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:49 PM EDT
Moonset: 3:23 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Hobble-bush (Viburnum lantanoides) is blooming profusely up at mid elevations right now. The woods of the Camel’s Hump Nordic Ski Center are full of these large, lanky shrubs, and their white, complex blossoms shine brightly against the dun colored leaves of the forest floor. In this photo, the outer ring of large flowers are open, but the inner, smaller flowerettes haven’t opened yet. The outer flowers are sterile while the inner flowers have both male and female parts. Aptly named, the branches of this species will take root in the soil where they touch making for difficult going if you’re trying to walk through a stand of them.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/9, 1/200″ exposure.