Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Canada Mayflower blooming in the woods

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 50 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 49, barometric pressure 29.84” and rising. We picked up 0.63” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 66, and the overnight low was 48.

Forecast:

We’ve got one more damp, rainy, and unseasonably cool day on tap today before we see a welcome change in the weather pattern heading towards the weekend. A stalled frontal boundary lifting through the North Country this morning will bring ligh rain this morning. The rainfall should taper off during the mid morning hours becoming lightly scattered as a low pressure system over the Great Lakes starts moving towards the region. By late afternoon rain showers should start to reinvigorate as the low starts to deepen with the potential for some heavy rain this afternoon and evening. Showers will linger into Thursday morning, but we should see clearing skies by the afternoon with temperatures finally bumping up to seasonal levels in the low to mid 70s by the afternoon. The pattern will then turn quite a bit warmer and drier as high pressure builds in for the weekend with temperatures warming into the low 80s by Sunday. It’s coming!

We’ll see cloudy skies today with showers likely. Highs will be near 67 with light south winds. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ possible. Tonight showers are likely with possible embedded thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Lows will be around 55 with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 80% with rainfall amounts between 1/2″-3/4″ possible.

Thursday should start out cloudy with a 30% chance of lingering showers in the morning. Clouds should gradual clear, with a high near 70 and northwest winds 6 to 10 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with a low around 47 and north winds around 5 mph becoming calm.

Friday’s looking sunny with a high near 75 and light and variable winds becoming northwesterly 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Friday night should be mostly clear with a low around 49 and calm winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 58 and a low of 47. We picked up 0.18″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 73 and lows of 52.
The record low was 34 in 1910.
The record high was 92 in 1919.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:08AM
Sunset: 8:32PM
Length of Day: 15:23:44
Today will be 1:04 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2 days old with 4.3% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:12AM
Moonset: 10:55PM

About Today’s Photo:

Canada mayflower is in bloom now in the woods. This lovely white flower grows in colonies, and there are several spots along one of my morning runs where the forest floor is covered with the bright green leaves and stalked white blossoms.

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