Tuesday, March 3, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently -5 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint -8, barometric pressure 30.39”. We picked up 0.50” of fluff during a squall yesterday afternoon at around 5:00PM. We’ve got 22.75” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 29, and the overnight low was -5.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for our region from 6:00PM this evening until 7:00AM Wednesday morning.
The ridge of high pressure that’s brought us clear skies and a chilly start to the day will be short lived. Low pressure well to our north will drag a warm front across the region bringing widespread light to moderate snow to our area by this evening with precipitation ending overnight in a brief period of freezing drizzle in spots during the pre-dawn hours Wednesday. We’ll see sunny this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with snow likely this afternoon. Expect snow accumulations of a dusting to 1 inch by nightfall. Highs will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly 10 to 15 mph this afternoon. Chance of snow is 70%. Snow will continue until midnight, then possibly mix with freezing drizzle after midnight. Expect total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches in our area with a trace of ice accumulation. Lows will be in the lower 20s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.
Wednesday should start out mostly cloudy with a chance of freezing drizzle in the morning, then become partly sunny in the afternoon. It will be much warmer with highs in the upper 30s and maybe even hitting 40 in the Champlain Valley. Winds will be out of the west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Cold air will revisit us again Wednesday night with mostly cloudy lows around 10 above with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 35 mph.
Thursday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs around 16 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy and chilly with lows around -5 below. At this point a gradual warming trend is expected going into the weekend.
Last year on this date we had a high of 17 and a low 0f -9. We had 15.25″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 35 and lows of 17.
The record high was 59°F in 2002 (we had a high of 59).
The record low was -20°F in 1938.
Sunrise: 6:26 AM EST
Sunset: 5:42 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 12h 14m
Length of Day: 11h 16m
Tomorrow will be 3m2s longer.
The Moon waxing gibbous, 12d 12h old with 96% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:01 PM EST
Moonset: 5:07 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
I just had to get a shot of this before it melted…