Tuesday, May 9, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 36 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 35, barometric pressure 29.97” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.06” of rain in the past 24hrs along with a few snow-ish flurries yesterday afternoon. Snow has made it down to the 2600’-3000’ level in the hills around Camel’s Hump. Yesterday’s high was 45, and the overnight low was 33.
The large, slow moving upper-level low pressure system sprawled across the northeastern US and southeastern Canada will continue to deliver mostly cloudy
conditions to the region over the next several days. We’ll see isolated to scattered showers daily and below average temperatures. The deep blocking low pressure system over the north Atlantic that’s been keeping this system stalled over the region may finally give way by midweek, and temperatures will begin to moderate back towards near normal.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies skies today with a few breaks of sunshine possible. There will be scattered snow showers and isolated rain showers this morning. Highs will only be in the upper 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with isolated rain showers until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%.
Wednesday should be partly sunny with highs in the lower 50s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s and north winds around 10 mph.
Thursday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 50s and north winds around 10. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 32.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 65 and lows of 43.
The record high was 92°F in 1979.
The record low was 28°F in 1950.
Sunrise: 5:31 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:05 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 40m
Length of Day: 14h 34m
Tomorrow will be 2m25s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13.3 days old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:53 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:16 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
I couldn’t resist the juxtaposition of these lovely bloodroot blossoms and the rusted tin can that we came across the other day while walking along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail in St. Johnsbury.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 81mm, ISO 800, f/9, 1/250″ exposure.