Tuesday, December 23, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 37 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds are variable 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 35, barometric pressure 30.21” and falling. We’ve picked up 0.09” of rain overnight. Snowpack is 12”. Yesterday’s high was 38, and the overnight low was 33.
A major warmup is expected across the region beginning today. An initial warm front will bring mixed wintry precipitation this morning followed by periods of light rain this afternoon through tonight. A second stronger low pressure system forming in the Ohio River valley Wednesday will allow for a northward surge of Gulf coast moisture and warmer temperatures. We’ll see rain, snow or sleet this morning, then rain this afternoon. Expect little or no snow or sleet accumulation. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Tonight will bring rain with patchy fog after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.
Wednesday will bring more rain as the second low moves in from the southwest. Highs will jump into the upper 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Rain will continue into Wednesday night, becoming heavy at times. Lows will be in the lower 40s with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.
Thursday, Christmas Day, will bring diminishing rain showers. Highs will be in the upper 40s with temperatures falling into the upper 30s in the afternoon as a cold front moves in. Winds will be out of the southwest at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows will be in the upper 20s. Chance of rain is 30%. The NWS is predicting record levels of precipitable water for this time of year. We might see 1″-2″ of rain before it wraps up Thursday night. Ugh. We’ll see what’s left…
Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 25. We picked up 0.09″ of rain and had 3.75″ of snow on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 15.
The record high was 58°F in 1990.
The record low was -18°F in 1955.
Sunrise: 7:25 AM EST
Sunset: 4:16 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 57m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m11s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1d 10h old with 3% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:23 AM EST
Moonset: 6:33 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
More stories in the snow: two sets up turkey tracks show a pair of birds marching down to Fargo Brook, crossing the stream, and heading up into the woods on the other side.
Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 44mm, ISO 400, f/16, 1/80″ exposure.