Tuesday, June 20, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 65 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.73” and steady. We picked up 0.81” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 82, and the overnight low was 61.
An large area of low pressure over eastern Canada will continue rotate a series of shortwave troughs across our region over the next two days delivering unsettled weather. A brief spot of high pressure will bring drier conditions Thursday before the next low and associated cold front approaches from the Great Lakes on Friday bringing more showers. Temperatures will be near normal for this time of year with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and lows in the 50s and low 60s.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning, becoming partly sunny this afernoon. There’s a 505 chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms through midday. Highs will be in the mid 70s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms until midnight, then cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.
Wednesday (the Summer Solstice!) should start out partly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 50s with west winds around 10 mph.
Thursday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 60s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 86 and a low of 56.
Burlington averages for this date are a high of 78 and a low of 57.
The record high was 95°F in 2012 (we had a high of 92).
The record low was 35°F in 1918.
Sunrise: 5:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 45m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m1s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 25 days old with 20% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:41 AM EDT
Moonset: 4:29 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
We have several places around the fringes of our “taken care of” lawn and gardens where the white blossoms of Canadian anenome are blooming now. These native perennials like to “volunteer” and will quickly spread via their rhizomes to colonize areas if not kept in check. I’m always willing to let a few pop up in our tended flower beds at least until the blooms fade.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/640″ exposure.