Friday, December 12, 2014
Sorry about the lack of blog post yesterday. We are still without power (except for our generator), and the phone was out yesterday morning as well.
This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently 27 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 26, barometric pressure 29.88” and rising. We picked up 1” of new snow overnight and have 17.75” on the ground. Including yesterday’s snowfall in our storm total we’re up to 20.25” for the storm. Yesterday’s high was 33, and the overnight low was 27.
The nearly stationary low pressure system responsible for our “bounty” of snow will remain atop the region through Saturday before slowly pulling east. We’ll see scattered to numerous snow showers across the the region into tonight with additional snow accumulations a dusting to 2 inches. Highs will be around 30 with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 70%. Tonight should be cloudy with now showers likely, mainly until midnight, with additional snow accumulation a dusting to 2 inches. Lows will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 70%.
Saturday should be cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the morning, then a chance of snow or rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s and light and variable winds.
Sunday’s looking partly sunny (sun? what’s that?). Highs will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 16 and a low of 2. We picked up 2″ of new snow and had 2″ on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 34 and lows of 20.
The record high was 59°F in 1899.
The record low was -13°F in 1977.
Sunrise: 7:18 AM EST
Sunset: 4:12 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 00m
Length of Day: 8h 54m
Tomorrow will be 0m41s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 23h old with 69% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:27 PM EST
Moonset: 11:02 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
I have to say that this storm really is a doozy. I have never seen such heavy, wet snow in all my years—here or elsewhere. The damage to trees, and power lines around town is downright spectacular! Anyone stepping outside will doubtless hear the cracking and popping of trees under the weight of the gluey snow. Many trees on our property are broken or bent to the ground. I hope everyone’s been able to weather this nor’easter safely…