Saturday, April 5, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 34 degrees and raining lightly under overcasts skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 29.70”. We picked up 0.11” of rain overnight and have 11.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight low was 34.
A surface cold front will move across the region today bringing scattered rain and mountain snow showers. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a chance of rain or high elevation snow showers. Highs will be in the upper 30s with south winds around 10 mph, becoming westerly 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph this afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tonight should bring snow showers until midnight with possible snow accumulations of a dusting to 2 inches with amounts pushing 3 to 5 inches above 2500′. Lows will be in the upper 20s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%.
Surface high pressure will build in Sunday bringing mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower 40s and west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 20s and southwest winds around 10 mph.
Monday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 50s and southeast winds around 10 mph. Low pressure will move into the region Monday night bringing rain with lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain is 90%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 46 and a low of 30.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 49°F and lows of 31°F.
Record high was 75°F in 1928.
Record low was 3°F in 1964.
Signs of Spring:
I saw a song sparrow here yesterday. It arrived on the same date last year!
Sunrise: 6:25 AM
Sunset: 7:24 PM
Length of Visible Light: 13h 57m
Length of Day: 12h 58m
Tomorrow will be 3m 0s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5d 17h old with 33% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:23 AM
Moonset: 12:39 AM
About Today’s Photo:
Young beech trees tend to hold many of their leaves through the winter creating bright flags of color against an otherwise monochromatic winter landscape. I’ve always liked the way the leaves gradually bleach out through the cold season as they make way for new growth.
Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 200, f/1.8, 1/3200″ exposure.