Monday, February 16, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently -20 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint -24, barometric pressure 30.15” and rising slowly. We have 21” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 12, and the overnight low was -20.
Another very cold day is expected today with increasing amounts of sunshine and decreasing wind. Surface high pressure will be directly overhead tonight bringing clear skies, light
winds, and very cold temperatures. We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs only around 3 above with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 35 mph this morning. Wind chill values could be as low as -39 below. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. It’ll be cold with lows -12 below to -20 below zero with northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
A weak short wave trough will skirt to our south on Tuesday bringing mostly cloudy skies with a 20% chance of light snow in the afternoon. Highs will be around 12 with light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be cloudy and not as cold with lows -7 below to 1 above zero with light and variable winds.
A low pressure system will develop out over the Great Lakes and move our way Wednesday bringing snow with light accumulations possible. Highs will be around 18 with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 60%. Wednesday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of light snow. Lows will be around zero.
Last year on this date we had a high of 23 and a low of -3. We picked up 1.25″ of new snow and had 20.5″ at the stake.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 31 (yah, right…) and lows of 13 (uh-huh…)
The record high was 49°F in 1921.
The record low was -26°F in 1943.
Sunrise: 6:50 AM EST
Sunset: 5:22 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 31m
Length of Day: 10h 31m
Tomorrow will be 2m54s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 26d 23h old with 9% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:45 AM EST
Moonset: 2:54 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Here’s an alternate view of the frost feathers I posted in my last post on Friday. These are clinging to the bark of the apple tree itself above the critter hole.