Thursday, May 18, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 62 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 61, barometric pressure 29.82” and steady. Yesterday’s high was a simmering 89, and the overnight low was 57.
We’ve got another hot day on tap with near record high temperatures expected today, along with gusty southwest winds, especially the Saint Lawrence valley. The heat will help to fuel strong to locally severe thunderstorms late this afternoon into the overnight hours as a cold front pushes through the region. High pressure will deliver much cooler and drier conditions on Friday into the upcoming weekend with the threat of some frost Friday night in the coldest hollows of northern New York and northern Vermont.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s in valley locations with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall. Lows will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gustting up to 30 mph until midnight.
Friday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers in the morning then becoming partly sunny. It’ll be less humid and seasonable with highs in the mid 60s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be clear with lows in the upper 30s and north winds 10 to 15 mph. Some frost might occur in the coldest hollows of northern New York and northern Vermont.
Saturday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s and north winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 40s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 64 and a low of 37.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 68 and lows of 46.
The record high was 89°F in 1962.
The record low was 29°F in 1983.
Sunrise: 5:21 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:15 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 02m
Length of Day: 14h 54m
Tomorrow will be 2m3s longer.
The Moon is in its last quarter, 21.4 days old with 57% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:28 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:55 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Dandelions are blooming prodigiously this time of year. Looking in close at the structure of the flower I like the tiny, curling stigma in the florets.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/11, 1/125″ exposure.