Tuesday, December 16, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently a brisk 18 degrees under clear skies (which, in the time it’s taken to write this post have become mostly cloudy…) The lovely crescent moon and Jupiter are hanging in the southern sky. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 16, barometric pressure 30.07” and steady. We have 14.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 30, and the overnight low was 18.
This morning’s clear skies(!) will give way to clouds and a mixed bag of precipitation tonight and into Wednesday as low pressure currently over the Great Lakes moves our way and lifts an associated warm front through the region. We’ll see some sunshine this morning then clouds later in the day. Highs will rebound into the mid 30s on south winds around 10 mph. Tonight will bring a chance of sleet with a slight chance of rain showers or freezing rain until midnight, then rain showers and sleet likely after midnight. We could see sleet accumulation a dusting to 1″ and a possible trace of ice accumulation. With the snow load currently on the trees, power outages are a continued threat so please be prepared. Overnight temperatures will remain near steady in the lower 30s with southeast winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday will bring rain showers and freezing rain likely in the morning, then rain or snow showers likely in the afternoon. Expect little or no snow accumulation as this system doesn’t appear to have all the much moisture to work with. There may be trace ice accumulations mostly in the ‘Dacks and eastern Vermont. Highs will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Wednesday night will be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow or rain showers. Lows will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds around 10 mph.
Thursday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow or rain showers as the low moves off to our east. Highs will be in the mid 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of orographic snow showers over higher elevations. Lows will be in the lower 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 16 and a low of -10. We picked up 1.5″ of snow and had 6″ on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 33 and lows of 18.
The record high was 54°F in 1982.
The record low was -18°F in 1917.
Sunrise: 7:21 AM EST
Sunset: 4:13 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 52m
Tomorrow will be 0m22s shorter.
The Moon is a waning crescent 23d 23h old with 32% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:23 AM EST
Moonset: 12:52 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
When I look at the conifers laden with snow, I’m reminded a lot of the trees I skied through out west. The quality of the snow load is something we don’t often see here in Vermont—at least not at this elevation.
Nikon D600, Nikon 18-35mm lens @ 30mm, ISO 800, f/4, 1/4000″ exposure.