Saturday, January 31, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently -8 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm here at ground level, but I can see the clouds cruising southward above the mountain. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint -12, barometric pressure 30.19” and rising. We picked up a total of 8.25 fluffy inches from the storm and have 17” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 29, and the overnight low was -8.
A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect for our region until 1:00PM this afternoon.
With chilly high pressure building into region this morning, any morning clouds should give way to clearing skies. Temperatures will only make it to around 5 above today with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Wind chill values could be as low as -31 below so bundle up if heading out to enjoy the powder! Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers after midnight a low approaches and skirts to our south. It’ll be cold with lows around -3 below with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers in the morning as the low moves by. Highs will be around 8 above with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill values could be as low as -21 below. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy and even colder with lows around -13 below with northeast winds around 10 mph. Wind chill values could be as low as -25 below.
Monday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of snow as another low approaches from the Ohio River Valley. Highs will top out at around 1 above with north winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows -15 below to -20 below zero. At this point it’s looking like temperatures will remain well below normal for most of the week with the exception of a brief bump into the 20s on Wednesday.
Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 17. We had 5.5″ of snow on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 10.
The record high was 56°F in 1988.
The record low was -27°F in 1920.
Sunrise: 7:11 AM EST
Sunset: 4:59 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 50m
Length of Day: 9h 48m
Tomorrow will be 2m30s longer.
The Moon is waxen gibbous, 11 days old with 89% illumination.
Moonrises: 2:21 PM EST
Moonset: 4:31 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
A macro lens pulls in some fine detail to hoarfrost crystals growing on the pond.
Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/18, 1/640″ exposure.