Wednesday, February 4, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently 18 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint 14, barometric pressure 30.16” and falling slowly. We’ve picked up just a dusting of new snow so far and have 17.75” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 19, and the overnight low was 14.
A weak clipper system is moving across the region this morning bringing cloudy skies and snow showers mainly this morning. We’ll see snow accumulations of a dusting to 2 inches out of it. It will be seasonably milder with highs will be in the upper 20s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. An arctic cold front will move across the region tonight bringing occasional snow showers with total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Lows will be around 6 above with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph and becoming northwesterly after midnight. Chance of snow is 90%.
Thursday should start out mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers in the morning, then become partly sunny with a slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon as yet another round of frigid arctic air pulls in. Highs will be around 10 above with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy and much colder with lows around -12 below with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs around 14 with southwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 5 above.
Last year on this date we had a high of 27 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 11 (up a degree, not that we’ve been seeing anything like normal temps so far this season…)
The record high was 52°F in 1991.
The record low was -26°F in 1963.
Sunrise: 7:06 AM EST
Sunset: 5:05 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 59m
Length of Day: 9h 58m
Tomorrow will be 2m37s longer.
The Moon is (technically) waning gibbous, 14d 23h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:07 PM EST
Moonset: 7:05 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
There’s a particular spot along the Lion’s Ridge Trail at Camel’s Hump Nordic were, weather permitting, you can get a sweet view of the northwestern flank of Camel’s Hump. Such was the view the other day under clear blue skies.