Tuesday, August 8, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 58 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 58, barometric pressure 29.94” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.52” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 76, and the overnight low was 55.
The low pressure system that delivered yesterday’s rain is moving to our east this morning. Any remaining showers will shut down, and surface high pressure will begin to build in. A trailing mid-level trough may spur a few higher elevation showers this afternoon. Otherwise, conditions should be dry and warming. An active weather pattern returns for the latter part of the week into the weekend with daily chances of showers and embedded thunderstorms.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning, then becoming partly sunny with a 20% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 70s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be in the mid 50s with west winds around 10 mph, becoming southerly after midnight.
Wednesday should be partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming westerly in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s and southwest winds around 10 mph.
Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 49. We picked up 0.10″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 60.
The record high was 97°F in 1949.
The record low was 45°F in 1929.
Sunrise: 5:47 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:06 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 24m
Length of Day: 14h 19m
Tomorrow will be 2m34s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 15.3 days old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:42 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:33 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) is a common flower blooming this time of year. Also known as touch-me-not, the ripened seed pods will explode when lightly touched (something I’ve loved to do since I was a kid!) The deep nectar spurs of the flower are best pollinated by hummingbirds. The juice of the the crushed stems has been used to treat skin rashes (and poison ivy) and works fairly well to calm the itch of nettles.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/500″ exposure.