Friday, April 27, 2012
This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 37 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. There are a few sloppy snowflakes mixed in every now and then. Winds are out of the west at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 36 barometric pressure 29.63″ and rising. We picked up 0.51″ of rain overnight. 24hr high was 57, low 37.
There is currently a Freeze Warning in effect for the Champlain Valley and much of New York state from 11:00PM tonight to 10:00AM Saturday morning.
The low pressure system and associated cold front currently heading offshore in Maine will bring upslope precipitation to the region today. We’ll see overcast skies with snow and rain this morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs will be around 46F with winds from the WNW at 20 to 25 mph and gusting to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 80%. Snowfall totals may reach 5-7″ on the mountaintops today with 3-4″ above 2500′ and a dusting to 1″ to 1000′. Tonight should be cloudy in the evening, then partly cloudy as high pressure builds in. Lows will be cold – around 25F – with winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph and gusting to 30 mph. Cover up any of those sensitive plants tonight!
High pressure will move into place for the weekend bringing clearing skies and chilly temperatures. We’ll see partly cloudy skies Saturday morning, then clearing skies. Highs will only reach the low- to mid-40s with winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Lows will drop to around 25F with winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sundays’s looking clear with highs of 46F and winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph. Sunday night should be clear and cold with lows of 25F and winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Temperatures are expected to rebound going into early next week.
Last year on this date we had a high of 82 and a low of 52. We picked up 2.37″ of rain. This was the Big Spring Flood of 2010 for us and many in the region, inundating our back yard and taking out our footbridge across Fargo Brook. Lake Champlain was pushing historic flood levels…
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 59°F and lows of 38°F.
Record high was 90°F in 1990.
Record low was 22°F in 1972.
Sunrise: 5:48 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:51 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 06m
Length of Day: 14h 03m
Tomorrow will be 2m 43s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6d 3h old with 31% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:19 AM EDT
Moonset: 12:40 AM EDT