Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Happy Independence Day!
This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 64, degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 30.08” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 51.
We’ve got a lovely day on tap for Independence Day courtesy of a ridge of high pressure which is currently building into the region. Sunny and seasonable conditions will be with us through tomorrow before low pressure moving out of the Ohio River Valley on Thursday lifts a warm front through the region bringing showers and thunderstorms for the end of the week. Another low will move in from the Great Lakes Saturday bringing a cold front which may spur some showers. Sunday’s looking quiet.
We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the mid 70s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows in the mid 50s and north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
Wednesday should be sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows around 60 and south winds around 10 mph.
Thursday should be partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. 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 84 and a low of 49.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
The record high 98°F in 1911.
The record low was 40°F in 1962.
Sunrise: 5:13 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:38 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 37m
Length of Day: 15h 25m
Tomorrow will be 0m59s shorter.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10.4 days old with 80% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:36 PM EDT
Moonset: 2:22 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
You gotta have a sharp eye (and, alas, a pair of glasses…) to spot these tiny orb spiders lurking in the leaves. This little one was finishing up a web and then patiently waiting for a meal to fly in.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/11, 1/250″ exposure.