Tuesday, June 13, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 71 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 68, barometric pressure 29.85” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 90, and the overnight low was 61.
A cold front will slide southward through the region today bringing a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Behind the front temperatures will trend cooler for the remainder of the week with a period of dry weather through Thursday. More active weather returns Thursday night through the weekend with several rounds of showers and thunderstorms likely.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a 20% chance of showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear and less humid with lows in the upper 40s and north winds around 10 mph.
Wednesday should be sunny and seasonably cool with highs in the upper 60s and north winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be clear wit lows in the mid 40s and northeast winds around 10 mph.
Thursday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 62 and a low of 45. We picked up 0.45″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 76 and lows of 55.
The record high was 94°F in 1949.
The record low was 40°F in 1923.
Sunrise: 5:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:37 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 42m
Length of Day: 15h 29m
Tomorrow will be 0m30s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 18 days old with 87% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:30 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:47 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
We have scattered groups of lupines around our pond and they’re flowering now. I’m always attracted to their stately upright blossoms.
I found out today that lupines, which are in the legume family, have been used for a food source for more than 3000 years around the Mediterranean and for more than 6000 in the Andean Highlands of South America. Users soak the seed in running water to remove most of the bitter alkaloids and then cook or toast the seeds to make them edible. Interesting what a quick look at Wikipedia will reveal!
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/800″ exposure.