Wednesday, May 10, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 37 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 30.05” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.02” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 46, and the overnight low was 36.
The upper level low that’s been stuck over the region for the past week will finally begin to shift offshore today leading to a decrease in clouds and shower activity. A weak ridge of high pressure will build in over the next 24hrs allowing temperatures to moderate back towards normal by the weekend. The next chance for significant rain will arrive Saturday as deepening low pressure tracks into the offshore New England waters.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a slight chance of rain showers east in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with north winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers until midnight, then become partly cloudy after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 30s with north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
Thursday should be partly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and north winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s and east winds around 10 mph.
Friday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs in the lower 60s. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 40s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 67 and a low of 29. We picked up 0.02″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 65 and lows of 43.
The record high was 89°F in 2007 (we had a high of 87).
The record low was 25°F in 1947.
Sunrise: 5:30 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:06 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 42m
Length of Day: 14h 36m
Tomorrow will be 2m21s longer.
The Moon is full “Flower” moon (Northeast Native American)
14.2 days old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:52 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:45 AM EDT
Other names for this month’s moon include: “Milk” (Colonial American, English), “Bright” (Celtic), “Hare” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Grass” (Neo Pagan Wiccan).
About Today’s Photo:
We came across several patches of large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora) while walking the Lamoille River Rail Trail in St. Johnsburly last weekend. This relative of sessile bellwort is noticeably larger with twisted flower petals.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 37mm, ISO 800, f/9, 1/125″ exposure.