Thursday, August 9, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 8:20AM it’s currently 70 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm.Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 69, barometric pressure 29.73” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.29” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 85, and the overnight low was 68.
Warm, muggy, and showery conditions will continue today as a weak cold front moves through during the day today. A second stronger cold front will move through the region later tonight bringing a few scattered showers, and then a much anticipated break from the humid conditions we’ve been “enjoying”. Behind the front brief high pressure will build in bringing cooler and drier conditions Friday night into Sunday. The next best chance of showers arrives early next week.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning becoming partly sunny this afternoon. There’s a 40% chance of showers and a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with west winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph.
Friday should be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be clear with lows in the lower 50s and south winds around 10 mph.
Saturday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and low of 50.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 59° and a high of 80°
The record low was 44° in 1922.
The record high was 99° in 2001 (we had a high of 91).
Length of day: 14:17:35
Today will be 2:34 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 27 days old with 6.5% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Spiders have been busy the past few nights. I’ve seen lots of webs in trees and bushes around town. This near perfect web was right outside our front door yesterday morning.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/8, 1/640″ exposure.