Saturday, May 6, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 56 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at a sedate 3-5 mph. (we hit 41 mph here last night which is pretty high for our sheltered hollow). Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 29.43” and falling. We picked up 0.47” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 51, and the overnight low was 51.
Surface low pressure over the eastern Great Lakes this morning will track northward across western New York this morning, and into southeastern Ontario and southwestern Québec by later this afternoon. It will bring passing showers at times today, with a slight chance for thunderstorms across portions of northern New York. Dry slots in the front will make for periods of partly to mostly sunny conditions at points during the day, along with gusty south winds and high temperatures reaching the mid 60s to near 70 in many valley locations. The low will stall and settle across the region Sunday through the middle
of next week bringing prolonged mostly cloudy and cool conditions, periods of rain, and temperatures generally below normal for early May
We’ll see cloudy skies this morning with a 40% of showers, becoming partly sunny this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers until midnight, then mostly cloudy with showers likely after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 40s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
Sunday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Sunday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers. Lows will be in the mid 30s with west winds around 10 mph.
Monday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the mid 40s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be cloudy with a 30% chance of rain or high elevation snow showers (yup, snow). Lows will be in the lower 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 70 and a low of 36.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 64 and lows of 42.
The record high was 87°F in 1944.
The record low was 25°F in 1961.
Sunrise: 5:35 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:02 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 31m
Length of Day: 14h 26m
Tomorrow will be 2m30s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10.5 days old with 81% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:52 PM EDT
Moonset: 3:52 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) is a common perennial flower that blooms in wetlands–marshes, fens, roadside ditches, etc.—throughout the region and is generally widespread across much of North America. Its bright yellow flowers and dense greenery draw the eye easily this time of year. Reading about the flower on Wikipedia, I came across a rather extensive list of colloquial names including: kingcup, brave bassinets, crazy Beth, horse blob, May blob, mare blob, boots, water boots, meadow-bright, bullflower, meadow buttercup, water buttercup, soldier’s buttons, meadow cowslip, water cowslip, publican’s cloak, crowfoot, water dragon, drunkards, water goggles, meadow gowan, water gowan, yellow gowan, goldes, golds, goldings, gools, cow lily, marybuds, and publicans-and-sinners. That’s quite a list!
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 30mm macro, ISO 1250, f/8, 1/640″ exposure.