Tuesday, August 20, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 52 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 30.07” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 84, and the overnight low was 52.
A weak cold dropped through the region overnight and will help to bring plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures and humidity
levels today across the North Country. Highs today generally in the mid 70s to lower 80s with light winds. The front will stall to our south later today and then push back north as a warm front. This combined with low pressure moving out of the northern Great Lakes on Wednesday will set us up for an active day on Wednesday with showers and thunderstorms likely, especially during the afternoon hours. Showers will linger into Thursday as the low tracks through northern Québec. A strong cold front will arrive behind the departing low Friday bringing noticeably cooler air, and high pressure should set us up for a cool and drier weekend.
We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 81 and calm winds becoming westerly around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 61 and south winds around 6 mph.
Wednesday showers and thunderstorms are likely in the afternoon. It’ll be partly sunny with a high near 83 and south winds 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows will be around 66 with south winds 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday should become partly sunny with a 405 chance of showers. Highs will be near 78 with west winds 7 to 9 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 54 and west winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Last year on this date we had a high of 82 and a low of 54.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 58 and a high of 79.
The record low was 42 in 1953.
The record high was 91 in 2015 (we had a high of 84).
Length of day: 13:48:35
Today will be 2:47 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 19 days old with 81% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Stopping by a local café in North Creek for lunch on my way back from a gig the other day, I followed this monarch butterfly as it flew up the sidewalk and lit on a planting of Black-eyed Susans next to the café. It patiently sipped from the flowers and let me get a pretty good shot with my phone. According to Bryan Pfeiffer, the monarch migration this year might be a pretty good one as he’s been seeing lots of monarch caterpillars around. You can read Bryan’s blog post about monarchs here.