Friday, January 2, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently 25 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 21, barometric pressure 29.97” and rising rapidly. We picked up a dusting of snow overnight and have 3” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 28, and the overnight low was 25.
An Arctic cold front will move through the region early this morning bringing scattered lake effect snow showers that should dissipate by mid-day. A ridge of high pressure will bring cold and dry conditions to the region Friday night and Saturday before the next weather maker moves in. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with scattered snow showers this morning, then partly sunny skies with isolated snow showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 20s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 50%. Tonight should be partly cloudy and chilly with lows around 3 above and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday will start out partly sunny but change rapidly as low pressure system develops over the Ohio River Valley and heads our way bringing a wintery mix. There’s a 30% chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 20s with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Saturday night will bring snow and freezing rain or sleet with moderate snow accumulation on the order of 3-5″ for our region. Lows will be in the lower 20s with temperatures rising to around 30 after midnight as a warm front moves in on southeasterly winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.
Sunday any snow should turn to plain rain or drizzle with freezing rain mixed in. Highs will bump up into the mid 40s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers or drizzle. Lows will be 15 to 20. Chance of snow is 50%. With any luck (and haven’t we been having that…?) the rain will be minimal and we’ll get to keep some of that snow. A polar cold front (i.e. really cold) will swing in overnight Sunday bringing the coldest temperatures of the season from most of next week.
Last year on this date we had a high of -2 and a low of -11. We had 5″ of snow on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 12.
The record high was 59°F in 1890.
The record low was -21°F in 1968.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:24 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 02m
Length of Day: 8h 56m
Tomorrow will be 0m56s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11d 10h old with 93% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:43 PM EST
Moonset: 4:49 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Cold temperatures have created more interesting ice formations in Fargo Brook.