Monday, August 27, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 67 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 66, bop 30.02” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.02” of rain yesterday. Yesterday’s high was 80, and the overnight low was 64.
Our old friend—the Bermuda high—is back, building westward into the region and setting up a pattern change that will usher in warmer temperatures and higher humidity. We’ve got a series of hot and muggy days ahead of us starting today. Temperatures this afternoon will warm into the lower to mid 80s while Tuesday and Wednesday will see temperatures approach 90 degrees across the Champlain and Saint Lawrence Valleys. The heat wave will be short lived however, as a sharp cold front is expected to move through the region Wednesday night into Thursday morning bringing showers and thunderstorms and allowing temperatures to cool off to near normal temperatures through the remainder of the work week. More unsettled weather returns this weekend.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight as a shortwave trough slides north of us. It’ll be humid with lows in the upper 60s and southwest winds around 10 mph.
Tuesday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. It’ll be humid with highs in the upper 80s and southwest winds around 10 mph, increasing to 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Heat index values in the upper 90s are possible in the afternoon. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy. It’ll be muggy with lows in the lower 70s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Wednesday’s looking partly sunny, hot, and humid with highs in the upper 80s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. The aforementioned cold front should be poised to move in late in the afternoon or evening. Chance of rain 50%. Heat index values in the mid 90s are possible. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 72 and a low of 40.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 56° and a high of 76°.
The record low was 40° in 1969.
The record high was 95° in 1948.
Average rainfall for this date is: 0.13″
Length of day: 13:27:57
Today will be 2:53 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 15.5 days old with 99% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
We went peach picking yesterday at Shelburne Orchard. This is an “invitation only” event that happens just before the apple picking season begins on September 1st. You can sign up for next year’s peach pickin’ party by going to the Shelburne Orchard website!
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 40mm, ISO 800, f/13, 1/100″ exposure.