Tuesday, October 2, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 51 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 30.18” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.43” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 52, and the overnight low was 48.
Surface low pressure will track eastward from the Great Lakes along the quasi-stationary front that’s in place across the North Country. We’ll see frequent rain showers today, along with the possibility of briefly heavy rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon into this evening. We could see total rainfall amounts today into tonight of between 1″ and 1.5″—a welcome relief from the drought conditions we’ve been experiencing. Low pressure will exit east early tonight followed by a brief ridge of high pressure bringing partial clearing Wednesday. Warmer conditions are expected Thursday, but a cold front moving in late in the day will bring another round of rain showers, followed by cooler and drier weather for Friday.
We’ll see showers today with a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall is possible. Highs will be in the mid 50s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should be cloudy with showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms until midnight, then a diminishing chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming northerly after midnight. Chance of rain is 90%.
Wednesday should be mostly cloudy in the morning, becoming partly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and northwest winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 50 and southeast winds around 10 mph.
Thursday showers are likely. It’ll be warmer with highs in the upper 60s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and a low of 35.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 44 and a high of 63.
The record low was 29 in 1960.
The record high was 82 in 1950.
Length of day: 11:39:54
Today will be 3:01 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is in it last quarter, 22 days old with 51% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Saturday offered lovely scattered clouds and a moderate west winds out on Lake Champlain. Here, our little pocket trawler (center) is moored in Deep Bay on the New York side of the Lake under clouds and sunshine.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 9mm, ISO 800, f/14, 1/400″ exposure.