Tuesday, October 17, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently a brisk 28 degrees under clear skies. We have a widespread frost here in the hollow. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 27, barometric pressure 30.29” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 60 (at 1:24AM) but the daytime high was 43, and the overnight low was 27.
Strong high pressure currently building over the region will deliver dry weather through the remainder of the week. After a chilly start this morning, a warming trend will begin as winds switch into the south to southwest this afternoon. Highs will top out in the mid to upper 50s today and will moderate into the 60s to low 70s during the next 5 to 7 days—well above the average for mid-October. Our long Indian Summer lives on…
We’ll see sunny skies today with highs around 55F and SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy skies with lows around 44F and SW winds at 10 to 20 mph.
Wednesday should be mostly sunny with highs near 65F and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows around 51F and SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday’s looking mostly sunny with highs around 69F and SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 45F and west winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and a low of 49. We picked up 0.12″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 57 and lows of 39.
The record high was 85°F in 1947.
The record low was 23°F in 1937.
Length of Visible Light: 11h 53m
Length of Day: 10h 55m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 56 seconds shorter
The Moon is a waning crescent, 27 days old with 6% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
The fall colors are peaking here in Huntington. Driving over Taft Hill, I just had to stop and take a few shots of some of the Taft’s heifers hanging out in the hillside meadow. I think they might be enjoying the color as much as I do!
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 61mm, ISO 800, f/18, 1/25″ exposure.