Huntington weather every day!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A close look at chunky frost crystals on sumac.

A close look at chunky frost crystals on sumac.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 11 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 9, barometric pressure 29.62” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.05” of fluff overnight and have 19” on the ground. Yesterday’s high was a balmy 28, and the overnight low was 11.

Forecast:

Widespread light snow and snow showers will continue today into tonight as low pressure develops across the region and moves into the Canadian Maritimes by Friday morning. We’ll see light snow with snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Highs will be around 15 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Snow will continue into tonight with additional snow accumulations of a dusting to 2 inches. Temperatures will drop behind the departing low with lows around -3 below with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.

Friday should start out cloudy with a chance of lingering snow showers in the morning, then become partly sunny with a slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 9 above with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Friday night should be mostly clear and cold with lows around -10 below with southwest winds around 10 mph.

Another low will approach from the Ohio River valley Saturday bringing mostly cloudy skies and a 30% chance of snow. Temperatures will rebound into the lower 20s during the day on south winds around 10 mph. Snow will develop Saturday night with light overnight snow accumulations of 2-5″. Lows will be 15 to 20. Chance of snow is 80%.

At this point, it looks like snow will continue into Sunday morning with temperatures rising dramatically into the low to mid 30s. We might see some “wintery mix” stuff happening later Sunday as the precipitation tapers off. Stay tuned!

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 36 and a low of 8. We picked up .75″ of new snow and had 8.25″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 32 and lows of 13.
The record high was 62°F in 1981.
The record low was -23°F in 1944.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:46 AM EST
Sunset: 5:26 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 39m
Length of Day: 10h 40m
Tomorrow will be 2m56s longer.

The Moon is a barely waxing crescent, 12 hours old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:53 AM EST
Moonset: 6:40 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The sumac in our front field was studded with tiny crystals the other morning. I like the chunky structure of these crystals.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 1000, f/20, 1/1000″ exposure.

Advertisements

4 responses

  1. Gillian

    If you had cropped the top an labelled it salt on pretzel I’d have believed it! Wondered why, but…

    February 19, 2015 at 7:29 am

    • That’s true—quite salt-on-a-pretzel like!

      February 19, 2015 at 7:31 am

  2. JoNOH Isaacson

    JoHn, that is a pretzel.

    February 19, 2015 at 9:45 am

    • Yup, pretty close! ‘Cept the crystals tasted suspiciously like water…

      February 19, 2015 at 10:26 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s