This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 32 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 29.58” and falling slowly. Yesterday’s high was 58, and the overnight low was 31.
We’ve got a relatively quiet day with near normal temperatures on tap for today as disorganized low pressure skirts to our south bringing nothing much but clouds to our region. Things will get a bit messy, however, on Thursday as winter seems to have one more card up its sleeve (I guess I asked for it by putting my snow-blower away yesterday… Sorry…) A deepening area of low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes on Thursday will drag a cold front through the region bringing widespread cold rain on Thursday and upper elevation snow. As temperatures cool during the afternoon Thursday across the ‘Dacks, northern Greens, and NEK, the precipitation will change to a heavy wet snowfall, with 2″ to 6″ possible by midday Friday in these areas (generally above 1500’). Even valley locations may see a bit of wet snow mixing with heavier rain on Friday, but snow accumulations should be limited there. Lingering rain and snow showers will taper off by Saturday morning with below normal temperatures expected on Saturday as high pressure begins to build in. Sunday’s looking decent with temperatures heading towards 50 with some sunshine.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a high near 54 and calm winds. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a low around 37 and calm winds.
Thursday should be cloudy with rain. Highs will be near 42 with south winds 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with rainfall amounts between 1/2″-3/4″ possible. Thursday night will be cloudy with rain showers likely before 9pm, mixing with snow late. Lows will be around 32 with west winds 9 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with snow accumulations of less than 1/2″ expected.
Friday should be cloudy with snow showers likely in the morning, transitioning to rain showers by midday. Highs will be near 43 with northwest winds 14 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80% with new snow accumulations of less than 1/2″ expected. Friday night should be cloudy with rain and snow showers likely before midnight, becoming scattered late. Lows will be around 30 with west winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts of less than 1/10″ expected.
Last year on this date we had a high of 50 and a low of 36. We picked up 0.13″ of rain and were finally down to bare ground at the snow stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 32 and a high of 51.
The record low was 11 in 1972.
The record high was 73 in 1991.
Length of day: 13:08:52
Today will be 3:00 longer than yesterday.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 15 days old with 99% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
We went for a lovely walk along the biking trails in the Hinesburg Town Forest on Monday. The Fellowship of the Wheel organization does a great job of maintaining a large network of trails there. The peeling bark of this birch caught my eye as we walked along under bluebird skies.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 800, f/14, 1/400″ exposure.