This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently -2 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint -5, barometric pressure 30.46” and rising slowly. We have 9” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 24, and the overnight low was got down to -6.
A weak disturbance aloft passing to our south may provide a few snow showers or flurries to southern parts of the region today, but generally dry conditions are expected as surface high pressure off the New England coast dominates. An upper trough passing north of the region will bring a chance of rain and snow showers late Friday afternoon and early Friday night, before dry conditions return again for Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will be below normal today, but warm into
the 30s and 40s for Friday and the weekend.
It’ll be partly sunny today with a slight chance of snow flurries south. Highs will be near 27 with southeast winds around 6 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a low around 24 and south winds 7 to 10 mph gusting to 21 mph.
Friday should be mostly cloudy with snow or rain developing in the morning, changing to light rain in the afternoon. Highs will be near 39 with south winds around 11 mph gusting 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. Friday night should be cloudy with a 30% chance of rain before midnight. Lows will be around 36 with southwest winds 6 to 8 mph.
Saturday’s looking partly sunny with a high near 40 and light and variable winds becoming northerly around 5 mph in the afternoon. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 24 and north winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Last year on this date we had a high of 23 and a low of 1. We picked up 5.25″ of snow and had 6″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 20 and a high of 34.
The record low was -9 in 1982.
The record high was 56 in 1946.
Length of day: 8:53:37
Today will be 0:40 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5.5 days old with 30% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Our well head tends to overflow when the water table is high, and consequently, it provides flowing water through much of the winter. Where open water meets frigid air, wonderful things happen with frost and ice. These delicate frost “feathers”—the largest about and inch long—bloom on some of the moss that grows near the well head.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/60” exposure.