Friday, April 19, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently a balmy 62 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 5-8 mph. Relative humidity is 75%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 29.66” and steady. We picked up 0.03” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 58, and the overnight low was 57.
We’ve got an active and juicy weather pattern on tap going into the upcoming weekend. Deepening low pressure digging into the Plains and a ridge of high pressure over the western Atlantic will set up a strong southwesterly conveyor belt of warm, moist air from the southeastern US all the way northward into New England. A slow moving frontal boundary will stall over our region today through Saturday allowing several rounds of moderate to locally heavy rain to track along it through Saturday. We’ll see showers moving in to western Vermont by midday today. Temperatures today will be in the mid to upper 60s and bump up towards the lows 70s Saturday. Sunday should bring a bit of a dry slot with more showers expected Monday.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with showers likely by this afternoon. Highs will be near 67 with south winds 11 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts of less than 1/10″ expected. Tonight should be cloudy with showers likely. Rain could be heavy at times. Lows will be around 50 with west winds 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with rainfall amounts between a 1/2-3/4″ possible.
Saturday should be cloudy with showers likely, mainly before noon. Highs will be near 67 with light and variable winds becoming southeasterly around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80% with rainfall amounts between 1/4″-1/2″ possible. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 52 with south winds 8 to 14 mph.
Sunday’s looking partly sunny with a high near 69 and south winds 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 48 and light south winds.
Last year on this date we had a high of 40 and a low of 31. We picked up 0.01″ of rain and were down to bare ground at the snow stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 36 and a high of 57.
The record low was 23 in 1961.
The record high was 91 in 1976.
Length of day: 13:39:04
Today will be 2:53 longer than yesterday.
The Moon is the full “Pink” Moon (Northeast Native American), 14.6 days old with 100% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
A pair of mallards pulled into our pond the other day. They happily dabbed for vegetation along the shallow edges of the pond in their classic “bottoms-up” fashion.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/250″ exposure.