Wednesday, December 17, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 33 degrees and drizzling lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 29.82” and falling. We picked up 0.05” of rain overnight. Snowpack it 13”. Yesterday’s high was 36, and the overnight low was 33.
The National Weather Service has issued a Special Statement this morning concerning the possibility of black ice on roadways this morning due to freezing rain. Please be careful out there!
Low pressure will track northeast up the Saint Lawrence valley today and then weaken before redeveloping off the southern New England coast this afternoon and moving northeast into the Canadian Maritimes later tonight and Thursday. We’ll see rain showers likely this morning, then rain or snow showers likely this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight will bring rain changing over to snow with total snow accumulations of a dusting to 2 inches with highest amounts in the mountains. Lows will be in the lower 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday should be cloudy with a chance of lingering wraparound snow or rain showers. Highs will be in the mid 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Thursday night should be cloudy with lows in the lower 20s and northwest winds around 10 mph.
High pressure will build in Friday brining partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 20s and north winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows 10 to 15.
Last year on this date we had a high of 14 and a low of -14. We had 5.25″ of snow on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 33 and lows of 18.
The record high was 56°F in 2000 (we had a high of 54).
The record low was -11°F in 2013 (see above!)
Sunrise: 7:22 AM EST
Sunset: 4:14 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m17s shorter.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 24d 23h old with 23% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:24 AM EST
Moonset: 1:23 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Tufted titmice are another of our common visitors to the feeders this time of year. A bit shyer than the chickadees, these little grey birds come in solo or in pairs.
Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/250″ exposure.