Thursday, January 8, 2015
Brrrrrr! This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently -15 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint -18. We picked up 1” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 2” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 18, and the overnight low got down to -17.
There is a Wind Chill Warning in effect for our region until noon today.
A ridge of high pressure over the region this morning will move off the New England coast this afternoon. Clouds will be in the increase by this afternoon with a slight chance of snow showers. A cold front moving east from the Great Lakes will bring more snow showers to the region late tonight and into Friday. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies later in the day with a 20% chance of snow showers. Highs will be around 11 with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with snow showers likely mainly after midnight. We should see snow accumulations of a dusting to 2 inches. Lows will be around 11 with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 60%.
Friday should be cloudy with snow showers likely mainly in the morning. Additional snow accumulations a dusting to 2 inches are possible. Highs will be in the mid 20s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Friday night should be cloudy with lows around 4 above and west winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday’s looking cloudy with highs around 15 and west winds 15 to 20 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows 5 to 10 above.
Last year on this date we had a high of 16 and a low of 5. We had 3″ of snow on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 11.
The record high was 63°F in 2008 (we had a high of 62).
The record low was -21°F in 1968.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:30 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 08m
Length of Day: 9h 03m
Tomorrow will be 1m21s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 17d 10h old with 90% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:15 PM EST
Moonset: 9:03 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
A little bit of open water in our neighbor’s field was enough to create sharp frost crystals on the grasses.