Tuesday, January 6, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 8 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 77%, dewpoint 2, barometric pressure 30.27”. We have 2” of concrete at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 38, and the overnight low was 6.
A ridge of high pressure will be over the region early this morning. An upper level disturbance moving east from the Great Lakes will bring a chance of snow showers this afternoon and tonight. We’ll see cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers mainly this afternoon. Highs will be around 14 with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 40%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 7 with south winds around 10 mph.
An arctic cold front will drop into the region Wednesday brining snow showers and possible snow squalls. Snow may be heavy at times and we might see snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Highs will start out at around 10 above with temperatures falling to around -2 below in the afternoon. Winds will be out of the west at 10 to 15 mph, becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 70%. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. It’ll be much colder with lows -14 to -20 below zero with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Wind chill values could be as low as -41 below. Brrrrr!
Thursday morning will start out frigid. It’ll be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will bump up to around 14 with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 10 above.
Last year on this date we had a high of 53 and a low of 19. We picked up 0.20″ of rain and had 4″ of snow on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 11.
The record high was 62°F in 2007 (we had a high of 62).
The record low was -23°F in 1996.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:28 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 06m
Length of Day: 9h 00m
Tomorrow will be 1m13s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 15d 11h old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:19 PM EST
Moonset: 7:58 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
I came across this dramatically torn birch tree up on the hill above our house the other day. Not sure what the story is, but the diagonal crack indicates some kind of trauma, perhaps even a lightning strike.