Wednesday, January 14, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently -12 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint -16, barometric pressure 30.55” and falling rapidly. We have 8” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s daytime high was 5, and the overnight low was -12.
We’ve got a quiet albeit chilly day on tap courtesy of Arctic high pressure poised right over the region. We’ll see sunny skies today with temperatures rebounding to around 18 by midday with light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be mostly clear and not as cold with lows around 1 above with light and variable winds.
Thursday should be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 20s and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers as the next cold front approaches the region from the Great Lakes. Lows will be around 15 with south winds 10 to 15 mph.
The cold front will cross the region Friday bringing mostly cloudy skies and a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 20s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph with the front’s passage. Friday night will get chilly again. It’ll be partly cloudy with lows around -5 below.
Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 35. We picked up 0.08″ of rain.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 60°F in 1995.
The record low was -26°F in 1914.
Sunrise: 7:25 AM EST
Sunset: 4:37 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 16m
Length of Day: 9h 12m
Tomorrow will be 1m43s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 23d 10h old with 39% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:09 AM EST
Moonset: 11:55 AM EST
I wanted to give you all a heads up about comet Lovejoy. I caught a glimpse of it last night in Taurus. Though it is technically a “naked eye” comet now, you’ll want binos to get a good view. Here’s a chart to show you where to look. It’s in the southern sky most of the night.
About Today’s Photo:
We’ve got a couple of red squirrels visiting our feeders on a regular basis. This guy paused briefly on the bent birch.