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Monday, January 26, 2015

A delicately structured hoarfrost crystal

A delicately structured hoarfrost crystal

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:15AM it’s currently -10 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint -13, barometric pressure 30.18” and rising slowly. We have 9.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 30 (at 6:00AM), and the overnight low was -10.

Forecast:

We have a quiet day ahead of us before a pretty powerful nor’easter makes its way up the coast tomorrow. A low pressure system tracking through Ohio River valley this morning will intensify off the North Carolina coast today. This low will then deepen and track northeastward Tuesday bringing a significant snowstorm to New England. You may have seen headlines already that this is a “top 10″ snowstorm, and it may well be for the New York City and Boston areas, but we may not see all too much from it. Read on…

Today we’ll see partly cloudy skies this morning with more clouds for this afternoon. High will be around 19F with light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a few flurries or snow showers possible. Lows will be around 9F with north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday snow is likely. Highs will be around 13F with north winds at 10 to 20 mph. While there are Winter Storm Warnings currently in effect for Rutland, Windsor and Orange counties, and Winter Weather Advisories in effect for Addison, Washington, Caledonia and Essex counties in Vermont, the cold air that’s currently in place in our area will make it difficult the storm to push this far north. That being said, the NWS is predicting 2-5” in the Champlain Valley during the day Tuesday with increasing higher totals south and east. The snow will taper off Tuesday night from west to east. Overnight lows will be around 7F with north-northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 50%.

Surface high pressure will build back in Wednesday bringing partly to mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be around 16F with northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows around 6F and light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 19 and a low of -7. We picked up 1.75″ of snow and had 6″ at the stake.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 55°F in 1950.
The record low was -25°F in 1994.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:16 AM EST
Sunset: 4:52 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 39m
Length of Day: 9h 36m
Tomorrow will be 2m18s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5d 22h old with 42% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:42 AM EST
No Moon Set

About Today’s Photo:

Getting in close with a macro lens reveals beautiful structure in a fernlike hoarfrost crystal on the ice of Fargo Brook.

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