This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 12 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 8, barometric pressure 29.98” and rising rapidly. We picked up 4.7” of fluffy snow overnight and have 16” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 33, and the overnight low was 12.
Orographically-driven snow showers will continue through this morning over the northern ‘Dacks, northeastern Champlain Valley, and over the higher terrain of the northern Greens. Arctic high pressure building down from Canada will deliver cold and windy conditions today with breezy northwesterly winds. Daytime highs today and Sunday will only be in the mid-teens with overnight lows tonight and Sunday night dropping in the single digits either side of zero. Wind Chill Advisories have been issued for the northern ‘Dacks and portions of northeastern Vermont for tonight where the coldest wind chills are expected. Seasonably cold temperatures will persist through Monday before temperatures moderate a bit from mid week onward. With high pressure in place for much of the upcoming week, little or no precipitation is expected during the period.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 40% chance of snow showers, mainly before 1:00pm. Highs will be near 13 with northwest winds 10-13 mph. Total daytime snow accumulations of less than 1″ are expected. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a low around 4 and northwest winds 11-13 mph.
Sunday should be mostly sunny with a high near 15 and northwest winds 9-11 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 1 and northwest winds 3-8 mph.
Monday’s looking sunny with a high near 21 and northwest winds 3-5 mph. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 6 and light northeast winds.
Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 14. We had 6″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 10 and a high of 27.
The record low was -19 in 1970.
The record high was 51 in 1957.
The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 95.12′.
The water temperature is 36˚.
Length of day: 9:30:50
Today will be 2:10 longer than yesterday.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9.6 days old with 72% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
While we continue to have only a handful of birds here at our feeder this season, we do have a resident red squirrel who is quite active. He spends a good part of his (her?) day hopping between the ground beneath the feeder, the hemlock tree adjacent, and scampering up and down my studio stairs. I’m finding the color of his coat to be particularly bright and red!
Sony A7II, Sigma 100-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/250″ exposure.