Thursday, June 22, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 6:15AM it’s currently 50 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 29.95” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 73, and the overnight low was 49.
We’ll enjoy seasonably pleasant weather through this afternoon courtesy of high pressure currently building into the region. Showers and thunderstorms return, howerver, overnight into Friday as low pressure approaches from the west dragging subtropical moisture into the region. A warm front will lift through the region overnight into the morning hours bringing locally heavy rainfall, then a cold front will bring more heavy rains Friday afternoon. We’ll see a brief return to dry weather on Saturday before more showers return for the early portions of next week.
We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 70s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should bring isolated thunderstorms and occasional showers. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 80%.
Friday showers and thunderstorms are likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Highs will be around 80 with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Friday night showers and thunderstorms are likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. It’ll be humid with lows in the mid 60s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
Saturday’s looking partly sunny with scattered showers. Highs will be in the mid 70s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 69 and a low of 45. We picked up 0.03″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 78 and lows of 57.
The record high was 92°F in 1921.
The record low was 39°F in 1940.
Sunrise: 5:08 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 45m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m9s shorter.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 27 days old with 5% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:03 AM EDT
Moonset: 6:57 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
The amphibian population of our pond goes through interesting seasonal cycles. We start with the wood frogs at ice-out, then the peepers, then the toads. Now we’re into green frog season with their distinctive “banjo string” calls. They’re accompanied this time of year by grey tree frogs along with the occasional peeper soloist and guest appearance by a toad or two.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1000″ exposure.