Thursday, March 5, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 15 degrees and just barely snowing under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 77%, dewpoint 9, barometric pressure 30.08 and rising rapidly. We have 20.25” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was a lovely 39, and the overnight low was 15.
Surface high pressure building eastward from the Great Lakes and southeastern Ontario will provide tranquil and seasonably cold conditions today and Friday. A couple of weak clipper systems with limited moisture will bring periods of light snow over the weekend. We’ll see cloudy this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be around 16 with north winds 15 to 20 mph, diminishing to around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear and colder with lows around -8 below with north winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly after midnight.
Friday should be mostly sunny with highs around 18 and light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 10 above and south winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the upper 20s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 15.
Last year on this date we had a high of 21 and a low of -7. We picked up 0.30″ of new snow and had 15″ at the stake.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 36 and lows of 18.
The record high was 58°F in 1964.
The record low was -15°F in 1948.
Sunrise: 6:22 AM EST
Sunset: 5:45 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 12h 20m
Length of Day: 11h 22m
Tomorrow will be 3m3s longer.
The Moon is the full “Worm” moon (Northeast Native American)
14d 12h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:56 PM EST
Moonset: 6:06 AM EST
Other names for this month’s full moon include: “Fish” (Colonial American), “Lenten” (Celtic), “Chaste” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Death” (Neo-Pagan Wiccan).
About Today’s Photo:
I was skiing up at Camel’s Hump Nordic yesterday morning and was following a set of critter tracks that had been recently made in the fresh snow of the ski track. I wasn’t quite sure what had made them until they headed off into the deeper snow and the obvious bounding pattern was revealed. I’m pretty sure this was a pretty big fisher cat!