Thursday, January 16, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently 27 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 29.96” and rising. We picked up 0.02” of rain and 0.75” of snow overnight. We’ve got 0.75” of snow on top of a stubborn 1” of ice at the snow stake. Yesterday’s high was 45, and the overnight low was 27.
I can hear a chickadee singing its spring song outside the window as I type…
A persistent upper level trough over much of the eastern U.S. will continue to bring on and off chances for rain and snow showers through the remainder of the week and into the weekend. We’ll see light snow today with total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Highs will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers mainly until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 40%.
Friday should be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 30s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and south winds around 10 mph.
Saturday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs in the lower 30s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 20.
Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 26. We picked up 2″ of new snow and had 2.5″ on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 63°F in 1995.
Record low was -21°F in 2009 (we had a low of -20).
Sunrise: 7:23 AM EST
Sunset: 4:40 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 20m
Length of Day: 9h 16m
Tomorrow will be 1m 52s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 15 days old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:33 PM EST
Moonset: 7:12 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
With the warm temperatures we’ve been experiencing over the past week (yup, it’s been a week…) any morning frost has melted off pretty quickly. Yesterday was no exception, but I managed to get this shot of wild strawberry touched by just a hint of frost in the moist air along Fargo Brook.
Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 120mm, circular polarizer, ISO 800, f/4, 1/40″ exposure