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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Fresh snow and open water in Fargo Brook

Fresh snow and open water in Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently a brisk -17 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint -21, barometric pressure 30.13” and rising. We picked up a storm total of 5.25” of light snow and have 18.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 6, and the overnight low was -17.


Weak high pressure is currently building into the region this morning and will deliver a quiet day. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon as a clipper systems moves through from the Great Lakes. Temperatures will recover some to around 14 with light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be cloudy with 50% chance of snow showers mainly after midnight. Lows will be around 10 above with south winds 10 to 15 mph.

Snow will continue into Wednesday with snow accumulations of a dusting to 2 inches possible. Highs will warm into the upper 20s on south winds 10 to 15 mph out ahead of another weak low heading our way Wednesday night into Thursday. Wednesday night snow showers are likely. Additional light snow accumulation possible. Lows will be around 7 above with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 60%.

Thursday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of lingering snow showers. Highs will be around 11 with north winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Cold high pressure will build Thursday night bringing partly cloudy skies and with lows around -10 below.


Last year on this date we had a high of 28 and a low of 12. We had 5″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 10.
The record high was 49°F in 1991.
The record low was -25°F in 1971.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:08 AM EST
Sunset: 5:04 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 57m
Length of Day: 9h 56m
Tomorrow will be 2m36s longer.

The Moon is the full “Snow” Moon (Northeast Native American, Neo Pagan Wiccan)
13d 22h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:09 PM EST
Moonset: 6:33 AM EST
Other names for this month’s full moon include: “Trapper” (Colonial American), “Wold” (English), “Ice” (Celtic), and “Storm” (Medieval Wiccan).

About Today’s Photo:

Fresh snow and open water create fanciful shapes in Fargo Brook


2 responses

  1. Nice juxtaposition John. Bet that open water will be closing up quickly this morning! You’re a lot colder than us, in the deep south (-9 here). Might have to pick the bananas a little earlier than expected…

    February 3, 2015 at 8:19 am

    • Good morning Rich,
      Yup, -17 is pretty danged cold. I think the coldest I’ve ever measured in my 29 years here was -32 somewhere around 1989 or so. That was cold. I remember that our LP gas appliances weren’t working very well as LP gas boils at something like -42 and the temperature differential just wasn’t quite enough for things to work. Stay warm!

      February 3, 2015 at 8:47 am

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