This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 62 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 29.89” and falling rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 68, and the overnight low was 53.
Low pressure across the northern Great Lakes region early this morning will track across southeastern Ontario and southern Québec later today. An associated warm front will bring light rain to the St. Lawrence Valley early this morning, and then lift north of the international border resulting in breezy and very
warm conditions for the balance of the day. We can expect high temperatures in
the 70s this afternoon—15 to 20 degrees above normal for mid-October. Later this afternoon and into this evening, a trailing cold front will bring a line of showers with a few embedded thunderstorms possible, especially across northern New York. It’ll be breezy this evening with wind gusts in excess of 40 to 45 mph possible. Much cooler and drier weather is expected for Monday, with dry conditions with moderating temperatures expected for the mid-week period.
We’ll see cloudy skies early today, followed by partial clearing. Highs will be around 74F with SSW winds at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph later this afternoon. Tonight will bring rain and wind early with lingering showers overnight. Lows will be around 46F with WSW winds at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Monday should be cloudy and much cooler with highs only around 48F with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should bring clearing skies and some of lowest temperatures of the season with lows around 32F with some mid-20s in colder pokckets. Winds will be out of the NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday’s looking mainly sunny with highs around 55F and SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 45F and SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 64 and a low of 27. We had our first heavy frost.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 57 and lows of 39.
The record high was 80°F in 2014 (we had a high of 81).
The record low was 24°F in 1980.
Length of Visible Light: 11h 59m
Length of Day: 11h 1m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 57 seconds shorter
The Moon is a waning crescent, 25 days old with 20% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Horseshoe crabs were much in evidence along the beaches near Chatham on Cape Cod. These invertebrates have remained mostly unchanged for 450 million years making them “living fossils”. Their blood (which is blue) contains a compound (Amebocytes) which is used to make Limulus amebocyte lysate, which is used for the detection of bacterial toxins in medical applications. The blood is commercially harvested for this purpose, but the crabs, for the most part, survive the process.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 92mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/4000″ exposure.