Thursday, January 29, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently -6 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint -9, barometric pressure 30.36” and steady. We have 12” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 17, and the overnight low was -6.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 7:00PM this evening to 1:00AM Saturday.
A clipper system out over the Great Lakes will move into our region this evening bringing some snow. We’ll see mostly sunny skies this morning becoming mostly cloudy later in the day. Temperatures will climb quickly today into the upper 20s on a southerly airflow out ahead of the approaching clipper. Winds will be light and variable winds, becoming southerly at 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph this afternoon. Tonight the snow will move in. Expect snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches overnight. Lows will be in the lower 20s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 90%.
Snow will continue into Friday with additional snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Highs will be in the upper 20s with temperatures falling to around 17 in the afternoon as another surge of arctic cold moves in. Winds will be out of the southwest at around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly with gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 90%. Snow will linger into Friday night with additional light snow accumulations possible. It’ll turn much colder with lows around -6 below with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.
Saturday’s looking mostly sunny and cold with highs only around 4 above with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows -5 below to -10 below zero.
Last year on this date we had a high of 19 and a low of -6. We had 5.5″ on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10 (still).
The record high was 49°F in 1950.
The record low was -18°F in 1954.
Sunrise: 7:13 AM EST
Sunset: 4:57 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 45m
Length of Day: 9h 43m
Tomorrow will be 2m25s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8d 23h old with 74% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:42 PM EST
Moonset: 2:43 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Shaker Mountain Road offers some lovely views of Camel’s Hump. Clear bluebird skies make for a lovely panorama!