Tuesday, January 27, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 6:10AM it’s currently 5 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 1, barometric pressure 29.97” and falling. We have 9.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 17, and the overnight low was 6.
Morning radar imagery shows the nor’easter slowly edging our way on a line roughly from Albany to Lancaster, NH. Looks like snow is just starting to creep into the Barre area.
The coastal low is currently centered off the New England coast near Nantucket and is deepening impressively as barometric pressure is dropping quickly. But while places like New York City and Boston might be getting hammered this morning, forecasts are indicating that heavy snow will have a hard time making it into our region as the cold air and low relative humidity we serve to block the westward progress of the storm. We will see some snow though starting mid-morning most likely and continuing throughout the day. Highs will be around 12 with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%. Tonight should be cloudy with snow tapering off around midnight. We should expect snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches here in Huntington with lesser amounts in the Champlain Valley and west and north. Lows will be around 6 above with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.
High pressure will build back in Wednesday and we’ll see cloudy skies with a 20% chance of snow in the morning, then partly sunny skies in the afternoon. Highs will be around 16 with north winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows -2 below to 4 above zero with light and variable winds.
Thursday’s looking mostly cloudy and milder with highs in the upper 20s and south winds around 10 mph. A clipper system will slide our way from the Great Lakes on Thursday night bringing snow with light snow accumulations possible. Lows will be around 20. Chance of snow is 70%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 38 and a low of 4. We had 5.5″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 53°F in 1996.
The record low was -29°F in 1994.
Sunrise: 7:15 AM EST
Sunset: 4:54 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 41m
Length of Day: 9h 38m
Tomorrow will be 2m22s longer.
The Moon is just past its first quarter, 6d 22h old with 53% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:19 AM EST
Moonset: 12:36 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
One more shot of interesting hoarfrost crystals on Fargo Brook. Here there’s a combination of long, fingerlike crystals along with fluffier feathers riding atop.