Wednesday, March 19, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 15 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 11, barometric pressure 30.28”. We have 24” of snow on the ground. Yesterday’s high was 38, and the overnight low was 12.
High pressure will depart eastward across Maine and the Canadian Maritimes today bringing high clouds and surface winds that will pick up from the south today in advance of a developing low pressure system moving across the central Great Lakes. This low will track northeastward through southeastern Ontario and Quebec tonight bringing a mix of wet snow, sleet, and intervals of rain to the region this evening and overnight. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies later in the day. Highs will be in the mid 30s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Tonight should bring a slight chance of rain until midnight, transitioning to snow as temperatures drop. We could see snow accumulations of a dusting to 2 inches. Overnight lows should be around 30 with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Thursday should be cloudy with a chance of rain or upslope snow showers mainly in the morning. Total snow accumulation should be on the order of 2 to 4 inches with higher totals south and on the eastern slopes of the central Greens. Highs will be in the upper 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming southwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Friday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers mainly in the morning. Highs will be in the mid 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 20.
Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 27. We picked up 1.5″ of new snow and had 3″ on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 41° and lows of 23°F.
Record high was 79°F in 2012 (we had a high of 77).
Record low was -10°F in 1993.
Sunrise: 6:57 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:03 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 13h 03m
Length of Day: 12h 06m
Tomorrow will be 3m 5s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 3h old with 92% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:26 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:14 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
I came across this buckled ash tree up at Sleepy Hollow Ski Center the other day. The tree’s heartwood had rotted away leaving the tree susceptible to winds which eventually cracked it.