Thursday, October 5, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 49 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 48, barometric pressure 30.06” and rising. We picked up 0.81” of rain last night (ending a 24-day stretch with little or no rain. It was nice to hear the rain falling!) Yesterday’s high was 79, and the overnight low was 49.
The passage of last evening’s cold front brought much needed rain to the region. Weak high pressure is currently building into the region and will deliver partly sunny skies and warmer than average temperatures. An upper level disturbance will bring some clouds and a slight chance of a shower late tonight into Friday morning. A warm front will bring more clouds and a chance of showers on Saturday followed by a cold front and additional showers Saturday night into Sunday morning. It will continue warm through the weekend with near record warm temperatures in the upper 70s possible especially on Sunday.
We’ll see partly cloudy skies today with highs around 70F and WSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 49F and light and variable winds.
Friday should start out mostly cloudy with some sunshine later in the day. Highs will be near 65F with west winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tomorrow night should be partly cloudy with lows around 46F and light and variable winds.
Saturday’s looking cloudy with occasional showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 70F with SSE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Saturday night should be cloudy early with partial clearing expected late. Lows will be around 65F with south winds at 10 to 20 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 72 and a low of 44.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 62 and lows of 43.
The record high was 82°F in 1926.
The record low was 27°F in 1964.
Length of Visible Light: 12h 29m
Length of Day: 11h 31m
Tomorrow will be 3 minutes 1 seconds shorter
The Moon is the full “Hunter’s” moon, 14.2 days old with 100% illumination.
An interesting bit of moon lore (courtesy of Roger Hill and his Weathering Heights blog): the full moons before and after the autumnal equinox rise about 20 minutes later each night instead of the usualy 50 minutes the rest of the year. The result was more bright moonlight at dusk that gave Native American hunters more time to gather and prepare for winter.
About Today’s Photo:
I came across this slow moving inch worm investigating a battered black-eyed Susan in our back garden yesterday. It was still cool in the morning so it was pretty loggy. If you look really closely, you’ll see that a tiny fly was investigating the inch worm at the same time…
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 1250, f/8, 1/250″ exposure.