Tuesday, March 18, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently -4 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint -6, barometric pressure 30.31” and rising slowly. We have 24.75” of snow on the ground. Yesterday’s high was 23, and the overnight low was -6.
Cold surface high pressure over the region this morning will bring continued dry weather today through Wednesday morning. As the high departs, strengthening south winds will develop Wednesday in advance of an approaching low pressure system from the Great Lakes region. This will allow daytime temperatures to moderate from the middle to upper 20s today and into the upper 30s for Wednesday. Today we’ll see sunny skies with highs around 30 and light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows around 13 and light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph after midnight.
Wednesday should start out partly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy mostly cloudy as the low moves in to our north. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night snow, sleet or rain are likely with light snow accumulations possible especially over higher terrain. Lows will be in the lower 30s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Thursday should bring some additional upslope snow showers or a chance of rain showers in the valleys. Highs will be around 40 with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the mid 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and a low of 2. We had 2.5″ of snow on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 41°F and lows of 23°F.
Record high was 76°F in 2012. (We had a high of 77. 2012 will be posting high temp records for the next several days as we were in a bit of a heat wave that year…)
Record low was -7°F in 1961.
Sunrise: 6:58 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:01 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 13h 00m
Length of Day: 12h 03m
Tomorrow will be 3m 5s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 17d 3h old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:22 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:41 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
This morning’s sky offered a colorful greeting to start the chilly day.
Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 85mm, ISO 320, f/8, 1/100″ exposure