Wednesday, January 28, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 6:15AM it’s currently 4 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are light and variable. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 0, barometric pressure 30.07” and rising rapidly. We picked up a measurable total of 3.5” for the storm total, though with the lightness of the snow and the all the blowing, it’s hard to say just how much fell. We have 12.75” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 10, and the overnight low was 4.
The nor’easter is moving off the coast of Nova Scotia this morning. We’ll see cloudy skies with a 20% chance of light lingering snow showers this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon as high pressure builds in. Highs will be around 14 with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be clear and cold with lows around -4 below with light and variable winds.
Thursday should be partly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy milder with a slight chance of snow in the afternoon as a clipper system heads our way from the Great Lakes. Highs will be in the upper 20s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph and gusting up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 20%. Thursday night should bring snow with light snow accumulations possible. Lows will be in the lower 20s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 90%.
Snow will continue into Friday morning with additional light snow accumulations possible. We may see 3-4″ total out of this clipper by Friday midday. Stay tuned. Highs will be in the mid 20s with temperatures falling to around 15 in the afternoon on west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 90%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of lingering snow. It’ll be much colder with lows around -10 below.
Last year on this date we had a high of 16 and a low of -7. We had 5.5″ of snow on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10 (anyone else noticing that we’ve been stuck with these numbers for quite some time?)
The record high was 56°F in 1916.
The record low was -26°F in 1925.
Sunrise: 7:14 AM EST
Sunset: 4:55 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 43m
Length of Day: 9h 41m
Tomorrow will be 2m24s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 7d 22h old with 64% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:58 AM EST
Moonset: 1:42 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
A pair of the myriad bluejays waits for me to refill the feeders…