Monday, June 11, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 44 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity its 98%, dewpoint 44, barometric pressure 30.09” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 70, and the overnight low got down to 36.
The high pressure that’s been delivering our clear, cool nights will be shifting southeastward towards the Mid-Atlantic Coast tonight putting us in a southwesterly air flow and setting up a warming trend through Tuesday. Low pressure and a weak cold front will bring some rain showers and possibly a few thunderstorms Wednesday. Lingering showers will remain through the end of the work week as the weather pattern remains unsettled, but the weekend looks dry and warm as high pressure returns.
We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 72 and light and variable winds becoming northwesterly around 6 mph in the morning. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 48 and calm winds becoming southerly around 5 mph after midnight.
Tuesday should be sunny with a high near 81 and southwest winds 8 to 13 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 61 and south wind around 9 mph.
Wednesday should be partly sunny early with a high near 81 and south winds around 8 mph. Showers should develop around mid-day with precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Chance of rain is 50%. Wednesday night should be cloudy with a low around 59 and west winds around 7 mph. Precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Chance of rain is 50%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 91 and a low of 58.
Burlington averages for this date are a high of 75 and lows of 54.
The record high was 95°F in 2017 (we had the aforementioned high of 91).
The record low was 35°F in 1972.
Length of Visible Light: 16h 40m
Length of Day: 15h 28m
Tomorrow will be 0 minutes 40 seconds longer
The Moon is a waning crescent, 26.7 days old with 9% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
The eastern tiger swallowtails have been in abundance this season. I’ve seen them all over the place and finally managed to get a decent shot of one. This female (noticeable because of the distinct blue bands along the base of its wings which males lack) was enjoying the “volunteer” comfry that’s growing near our woodshed.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/8, 1/640″ exposure.