Thursday, July 13, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 60 degrees and drizzling lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 29.95” and steady. We picked up 0.25” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 59.
A sluggish east-west oriented frontal boundary will settle southward across
the region today bringing showers and cool conditions for mid-July. Highs today will range from the mid to upper 60s in many areas, with a few lower 70s in the southern valleys. After a mainly quiet period tonight, an upper level disturbance approaching from the northern Great Lakes will allow the frontal boundary to slide northward as a warm front on Friday bringing renewed chances for showers and a few embedded thunderstorms mainly Friday afternoon and evening. A return to drier, more seasonable conditions looks to be in the cards for the weekend.
We’ll see cloudy skies with a 50% chance of showers today. Highs will be in the mid 60s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s with southeast winds around 10 mph.
Friday should be cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the morning, then a 50% chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Friday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the upper 50s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
Saturday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 60.
Last year on this date we had a high of 88 and a low of 58.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 96°F in 1995.
The record low was 45°F in 1940.
Sunrise: 5:20 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:34 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 25m
Length of Day: 15h 14m
Tomorrow will be 1m32s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 18.6 days old with 84% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:11 PM EDT
Moonset: 9:44 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
This tiger swallowtail butterfly was very patient with me as I snapped its photo along the road outside of Danville, VT the other day. We have two species of swallowtail common to Vermont, the eastern and Canadian. I’m hard pressed to distinguish whether this one (whose wings are a bit beat up) is one or the other…
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 88mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/1300″ exposure.