Thursday, March 8, 2012
This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently a balmy 54 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 3-8 mph. Relative humidity is 55%, dewpoint 38, barometric pressure 29.97″ and falling. Our snowpack is down to a bit of ice around the stake. 24hr high was 60, low 53.
We’ll have one more day of extra warmth today before a cold front moves into the region tonight. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning, then overcast with rain showers developing from west to east late. Highs will top out in the upper-50s to low-60s with winds from the WSW at 15-20 mph and gusting to 45 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Tonight will be overcast with rain showers in the evening changing over to snow as the cold front moves through. Lows will be around 28F with winds from the West at 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Snow accumulations may be in the range of 1-4″ with higher totals at higher elevations.
Friday should be partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs will be around 36F with winds from the WNW at 5-10 mph and gusting to 25-35 mph. Chance of snow is 20%. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then partly cloudy. Lows will be around 18F with light winds. Chance of snow is 30%.
High pressure will build in Saturday bringing clear skies and seasonable temperatures. Highs will be around 30F with light winds. Saturday night should be overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Lows will be around 25F with winds from the SSW at 5-10 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 30 and a low of -3. We picked up another 11.5″ of new snow giving us 35″ (and the deepest snowpack for a very snowy year…) on the ground. Redwing blackbirds made their first appearance.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 36°F and lows of 19°F.
Record high was 61°F in 2000 (we had a high of 50)
Record low was -10°F in 1913.
Sunrise: 6:16 AM EST
Sunset: 5:49 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 31m
Length of Day: 11h 33m
Tomorrow will be 3m 5s longer.
The Moon is the full “Worm” Moon (Northeast Native American), 15d 13h old with 100% illumination. Other names for this month’s full moon include: “Fish” (Colonial American), “Lenten” (English), “Winds” (Celtic), “Chaste” (Wiccan), and “Death” (Neo Pagan Wiccan).
Moonrise: 6:38 PM EST
Moonset: 5:56 AM EST
The sun has been very active the past couple of days. A large and powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field this morning at about 6:00AM EST kicking off northern lights visible as far south as the Canadian border. Unfortunately we’ll have plenty of clouds in place tonight so our chances of seeing anything are slim. You can read about it here.