Monday, March 2, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 20 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 18, barometric pressure 29.99”. We picked up 3.5” of fluffy snow overnight and have 23” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was a balmy 30, and the overnight low was 19.
Scattered light snow showers will continue through the morning hours before tapering off this afternoon as high pressure builds into the region tonight. We’ll see cloudy skies with numerous snow showers this morning. Expect additional snow accumulations of a dusting to 2 inches. Highs will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph this afternoon. Chance of snow is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with isolated snow showers until midnight, then mostly clear after midnight. It’ll be brisk once again with lows around 1 above and northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
Tuesday should start out sunny in the morning, then become cloudy with a chance of snow in the afternoon as the next low moves our way from the Great Lakes. Highs will be in the lower 20s with light and variable winds becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 50%. Tuesday night snow is likely as the low moves well to our north putting us on the warm side of a southerly airflow. Expect light snow accumulations on the order of 1-3″ possible. Lows will be in the lower 20s with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%.
Wednesday should be mostly cloudy and much warmer with highs around 40 and west winds 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 10 above.
Last year on this date we had a high of 30 and a low of -4. We picked up 1.75″ of new snow and had 16″ on the ground.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 35 and lows of 17.
The record high was 58°F in 1991.
The record low was -18°F in 1980.
Sunrise: 6:27 AM EST
Sunset: 5:41 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 12h 11m
Length of Day: 11h 13m
Tomorrow will be 3m2s longer.
Then Moon is waxing gibbous, 11d, 12h old with 91% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:03 PM EST
Moonset: 4:34 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Our pal the barred owl was back yesterday afternoon, making himself (herself?) very comfortable on the top of our feeder stand for a good two hours. He seemed to be most interested in the goings on right below the feeder, no doubt waiting for a juicy mouse or other rodent to make its appearance. At times it looked like he was napping. Interestingly, none of the little birds seemed to mind too much that he was there, as the chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, and even cardinals happily munched at our other feeders just a few feet away from the owl.
Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 330mm, ISO 1250, f/5.6, 1/200″ exposure.