Friday, December 26, 2014
This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 37 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 78%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 30.11” and rising rapidly. Our snowpack is down to 4”. Yesterday’s high was 58 (at 4:33AM) and the overnight low was 34.
We picked up a total of 0.59” of rain from the storm, and Fargo Brook was running pretty high by yesterday morning. Our snowpack took a pretty good hit, but we’ve still got some goods on the ground!
A weak ridge of high pressure will bring dry and mild conditions to the region today and Saturday, though skies will remain partly to mostly cloudy. A cold front moving in from the west will bring scattered rain and snow showers Saturday night with light snow accumulations possible across the higher terrain. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with highs in the lower 40s and west winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be around 30 with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 20%.
Saturday should be cloudy and continued mild with highs in the lower 40s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Saturday night should be cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers. Lows will be in the lower 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday’s looking mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers as a cold front moves through. Highs will be in the upper 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 26 and a low of 15. We picked up 0.25″ of snow and had 4.25″ on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 30 and lows of 14.
The record high was 58°F in 1982.
The record low was -26°F in 1980.
Sunrise: 7:26 AM EST
Sunset: 4:18 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m24s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4d 11h old with 25% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:25 AM EST
Moonset: 10:09 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
I came across these curling frost fingers curling out of the ground up along a cutbank on the Camel’s Hump Nordic ski trails the other day (before the rain obviously…) They were a good 5-6 inches long!