Wednesday, August 8, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently a comfortable 63 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 29.91” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.35” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 84, and the overnight low was 60.
After morning fog burns off, clear skies this morning will give way to additional showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as a trough of low pressure moves through the region. A cold front moving through tonight will drop temperatures and dewpoints to finish out the week, returning to near normal conditions by the weekend. We can expect a couple showers to develop on Thursday. Friday looks to be the driest day, with unsettled weather returning over the weekend.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a 40% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Tonight should bring a slight chance of thunderstorms until midnight. It’ll be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s with light and variable winds.
Thursday should be mostly cloudy in the morning then become partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be around 80 with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 50s with west winds around 10 mph.
Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 70s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 52. We picked up 0.52″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 59° and a high of 80°
The record low was 45° in 1929.
The record high was 97° in 1949.
Length of day: 14:20:09
Today will be 2:32 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 26 days old with 14% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
The giant swallowtail butterfly (Papilio cresphontes) is the largest species of butterfly in North America. This muscular flier was quite busy working the stand of bee balm we have by our pond. It was a bit tough getting a decent shot, as it flapped its wings pretty much no stop as it went from blossom to blossom. Note the bumble bee coming in from the right.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 109mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/320″ exposure.