Wednesday, March 4, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently a balmy 31 degrees under overcast skies. A few lazy snowflakes and the slightest hints of drizzle are falling. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 28, barometric pressure 29.70” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.5” of new snow and have 21.25” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 28, and the overnight low was 28.
We’ve got a balmy day on tap courtesy of a southerly airflow. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of drizzle and freezing drizzle or flurries this morning. Highs will bump up into the mid to upper 30s with some 40s in valley locations. Winds will be westerly at 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly cloudy. Cold air will return with lows around 8 above with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Thursday should be mostly cloudy in the morning, then become partly sunny. Highs will be around 15 with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy and colder with lows around -3 below with northwest winds around 10 mph.
Friday’s looking partly sunny and milder with highs around 19 and southwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy the lows 5 to 10 above. Temperatures should continue to moderate going into the weekend with generally dry an quiet weather anticipated.
Last year on this date we had a high of 20 and a low of -11. We had 14.75″ at the stake.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 35 and lows of 17.
The record high was 57°F in 1953.
The record low was -24°F in 1938.
Sunrise: 6:24 AM EST
Sunset: 5:43 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 12h 17m
Length of Day: 11h 19m
Tomorrow will be 3m3s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13d 12h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:58 PM EST
Moonset: 5:38 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
This isn’t the clearest of shots, but I like the colors and how it looks like the redpole is sitting in a snow globe that someone just shook…