Tuesday, December 2, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently a brisk 12 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the north at 1-4 mph. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint 8, barometric pressure 30.73” and rising rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 48, and the overnight low was 12.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for our region from 7:00PM tonight until 9:00AM tomorrow morning.
Surface high pressure will build across the region today bringing mostly sunny skies but seasonably cold conditions. A developing wave of low pressure across the Ohio Valley and associated warm front will lift northward into our region later in the day bringing mixed wintry precipitation tonight into early Wednesday morning. We’ll see partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 20s and northeast winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming southeasterly this afternoon. Tonight we’ll see snow until midnight, then snow or sleet after midnight. Expect snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 3 inches by daybreak with some possible icing especially across south-central Vermont northward into Washington & Orange counties. Overnight lows will be in the mid 20s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. The Wednesday morning commute may be a little dicey in places, so please plan accordingly.
Wednesday should start off cloudy with a chance of rain and sleet likely in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon as temperatures rise. Expect little or no additional sleet accumulation. Highs will be in the lower 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow or rain showers as a cold front traverses the region. Lows will be in the mid 20s with west winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday’s looking partly sunny with a 30% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with lows 10 to 15.
Last year on this date we had a high of 37 and a low 26. We picked up 0.50″ of snow and had 3.5″ on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 39 and lows of 25.
The record high was 62°F in 1914.
The record low was -3°F in 1989.
Sunrise: 7:08 AM EST
Sunset: 16:13 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 10m
Length of Day: 9h 05m
Tomorrow will be 1m22s shorter.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9d 23h old with 82% illumination.
Moonrise: 14:02 PM EST
Moonset: 2:39 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
A giant black willow growing at the edge of Fargo Brook blew over a few years back, exposing a complex system of roots to the world. Cold temperatures and open water moisture combined to festoon the roots with fine frost crystals.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/14, 1/640″ exposure.