Thursday, October 18, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently a brisk and breezy 31 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the north at 3-5 mph. Relative humidity is 71%, dewpoint 23, barometric pressure 30.21” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.05” of rain overnight and a bit of graupel/ice pellets on elevated surfaces. Yesterday’s high was 50, and the overnight low was 31.
A chilly and blustery day is expected across the region today with temperatures only in the mid 30s to lower 40s. A few light mountain snow showers and flurries are possible this morning. Another cool night is on tap for tonight, followed by warmer temperatures Friday into Saturday as a warm front lifts through the region. Low pressure skirting James Bay on Saturday should bring more showers Saturday and Sunday.
We’ll see cloudy skies through mid morning, then gradual clearing with a high near 37 and northwest winds 15 to 17 mph gusting to 32 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 29 and west winds 6 to 9 mph becoming southwesterly after midnight.
Friday should be mostly sunny and seasonable with a high near 54 and south winds 11 to 15 mph gusting to 29 mph. Friday night should bring iIncreasing clouds with a low around 40 and south winds 13 to 15 mph.
Saturday should bring a 50% chance of showers after 8am. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a high near 51 and south winds 13 to 15 mph gusting to 28 mph. Saturday night should bring a 40% chance of rain showers with a chance of mountain snow showers after 3am. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 30 and west winds around 8 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 69 and a low of 38.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 38 and a high of 56.
The record low was 23 in 1922.
The record high was 84 in 1947.
Average rainfall for this date is 0.11″
Length of day: 10:52:02
Today will be 2:56 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8.8 days old with 64% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
The recent rains have allowed all kinds of fungi to finally pop up. I came across these inky cap mushrooms up at Windekind Farm the other day. A stately trio!
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 40mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/500″ exposure.