Friday, February 13, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently -8 degrees under party cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 79%, dewpoint -12, barometric pressure 30.07” and rising rapidly. We picked up 2.2” of new snow and have 20.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 28, and the overnight low was -8.
There is a Wind Chill Advisory in effect for our region until noon today.
Frigid high pressure is currently building into the region and will deliver a chilly day. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with highs only around -3 below with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Wind chill values could be as low as -36 below. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become cloudy. It’ll be cold with lows around -16 below with temperatures rising to around -6 below after midnight out ahead of the next weather maker. Winds will be out of the west at around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
A clipper-like low will approach from the Great Lakes on Saturday bringing occasional snow showers with snow accumulations of a dusting to 2 inches. Highs will be around 14 with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 80%. Snow will continue into Saturday night with additional light snow accumulations. It will be a tad warmer with lows around -3 below with northeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 80%.
The low will pass to our south by Sunday and be off the Long Island coast setting up the delivery of more snow during the day. Expect additional light snow accumulations of 2-4 inches in the Champlain Valley with higher amounts east. It’ll be blustery with highs around 1 above with northwest winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 45 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy and blustery. It’ll be colder with lows -10 below to -15 below zero.
Last year on this date we had a high of 29 and a low of 6. We had 10.5″ of snow on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 30 and lows of 12.
The record high was 53°F in 1937.
The record low was -25°F in 1967.
Sunrise: 6:54 AM EST
Sunset: 5:18 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 23m
Length of Day: 10h 23m
Tomorrow will be 2m50s longer.
Then Moon is a waning crescent, 23d 23h old with 36% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:58 AM EST
Moonset: 11:53 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
I came across these fine, delicate frost feathers growing from a sucker stem next to one of the apple trees in our back yard. There was a hole just below the stem and next to the tree were I’ll wager some critter has taken up winter residence allowing its warm breath to create just enough moisture for the crystals to form.