This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 0 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint -3, barometric pressure 30.61” and dropping rapidly. We have 6.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 12, and the overnight low got down to -10.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for our region from 1:00PM today until 4:00PM Sunday.
After a chilly and clear start to the day, temperatures will begin to warm today as low pressure approaching from the Great Lakes lifts a warm front through the region along with a widespread snowfall. The heaviest snowfall should start around 4:00-6:00PM here in Vermont and continue into the first part of tonight, before tapering off through the day Sunday. Snowfall amounts will be between 3″-7″ are expected region wide with the lowest totals in the Champlain valley and the highest amounts across higher terrain of the northern ‘Dacks and Greens. Polar high pressure will build in behind the departing low Sunday night and dominate our weather for much of the upcoming week with quieter conditions and below normal temperatures expected for the first half of next week.
We’ll see increasing clouds today with snow likely this afternoon. Highs will be near 18 with calm winds becoming southeasterly 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80% with total daytime snow accumulation of less than 1″ expected. Tonight should be cloudy with snow, heavy at times. Temperature will be rising to around 26 by 5:00am on southeast winds 10 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with new snow accumulations of 2″ to 4″ possible.
Sunday should be cloudy with snow showers likely, mainly before 1:00pm. Highs will top our at around 29 by 11:00am, then begin falling to around 18 during the remainder of the day. Winds will be out of the south at 11 mph becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60% with new snow accumulation of 1″ to 2″ possible. Sunday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of lingering mountain snow showers. Lows will be around 9 with north winds around 9 mph.
M.L. King Day, Monday, should be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 17 and west winds 7 to 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 0 and west winds 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Last year on this date we had a high of 31 and a low of 13. We had 9.75″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 10 and a high of 27.
The record low was -24 in 1974.
The record high was 53 in 1996.
Length of day: 9:18:59
Today will be 1:53 longer than yesterday.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 23 days old with 41% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Yesterday’s bright (and chilly!) sunshine made for some great shadow chasing out in our front field. This bent goldenrod stem casts a parabolic arch across the snow.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/10, 1/1300″ exposure.