Wednesday, July 17, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently a juicy 68 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 68, barometric pressure 29.86” and steady. We’ve picked up 0.13” of rain already this morning. Yesterday’s high was 83, and the overnight low was 65.
We’ve got an active period of weather ahead of us across the North Country through Saturday along with some oppressive heat and humidity for the end of the week. The remnants of tropical depression Barry are now moving into the region bringing showers this morning with heavy downpours possible over southern areas. A cold will front drop south from Canada this afternoon bringing more showers, thunderstorms, and downpours this afternoon over northern areas. The front will push south of the region tonight, and drier weather is expected for Thursday and Thursday night as high pressure builds in. Hot and humid conditions are expected on Friday and Saturday with daytime highs bumping into the low 90s in the broader valleys Friday and even a few degrees hotter on Saturday. Dewpoints will bump into the 70s as well making for oppressively muggy conditions both days. Showers and thunderstorms—some of which could be strong or severe—are on tap for Saturday afternoon and night. A break from the heat is expected Sunday.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with showers this morning and thunderstorms this afternoon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Highs will be near 77 with south winds 5 to 8 mph becoming southwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90% with rainfall amounts between 1/14-1/2″ possible. Tonight should be cloudy with showers and thunderstorms are likely before midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Lows will be around 60 with north winds around 7 mph becoming easterly after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ expected with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday should be mostly sunny with a high near 80 and southeast winds 3 to 7 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 64 and southeast winds around 6 mph.
Friday’s looking mostly sunny, hot and humid with a high near 89 and south winds 6 to 8 mph. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. It’ll be muggy with lows around 70 and southwest winds around 6 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 61.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61 and a high of 81.
The record low was 48 in 1973.
The record high was 97 in 1999 (we had a high of 93).
Length of day: 15:08:27
Today will be 1:39 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 15 days old with 99% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Echinacea (A.K.A. coneflower) is starting to bloom in our back garden. This is the first flower of the several plantings we have around our property. The name “echinacea” comes from the Greek word ἐχῖνος (ekhinos), meaning “sea urchin”, due to the spiny central disk. Pretty aptly named, I’d say…
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/6.3, 1/125″ exposure.