Monday, December 8, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently a chilly 3 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 0, barometric pressure 30.75”. Snowpack is 1.80”. Yesterday’s high was 30, and the overnight low was 2.
There is a Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday morning until Wednesday afternoon.
High pressure is currently cresting over the region allowing frigid arctic air to drop temperatures to the lowest of the season so far. We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the mid 20s and southeast winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then becoming cloudy out ahead of a nor’easter that’s heading our way. Lows will be around 20 with southeast winds around 10 mph gusting 25 mph after midnight.
Tuesday we’ll see snow, mainly in the afternoon, with accumulations of 2 to 4 inches during the daylight hours. Highs will be in the mid 30s with southeast winds around 10 mph, becoming northeasterly in the afternoon. Chance of snow is near 100%. Snow will continue into Tuesday night, potentially mixing with sleet as thermal profiles are a bit dicey at this time. Expect additional heavy snow accumulation in the range of 6-12″ depending on how much warm air mixes in. Lows will be in the lower 30s with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. With the heavy nature of the snow and gusty winds, power outages are a definite possibility, so be prepared!
Wednesday will bring sleet or rain with additional light sleet accumulation. Highs will be in the mid 30s with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Things should begin tapering off Wednesday night with some additional light snow or sleet accumulation. Lows will be in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
At this point, it’s looking like snow and flurries will be staying with us into the upcoming weekend as well…
Last year on this date we had a high of 26 and a low of 20.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 36 and lows of 22.
The record high was 58°F in 1927.
The record low was -10°F in 1906.
Sunrise: 7:14 AM EST
Sunset: 16:12 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 03m
Length of Day: 8h 57m
Tomorrow will be 0m58s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 15d 23h old with 96%, illumination.
Moonrise: 18:36 PM EST
Moonset: 8:41 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
The rain and sleet of the other day made for some sparkly icing yesterday morning on some of the trees and shrubs along Fargo Brook.
Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 270mm, ISO 500, f/5/6, 1/3200″ exposure.