Wednesday, March 11, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 32 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 29.78”. We have 18” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was a lovely 51, and the overnight low was 32. Interestingly, I note that another weather station down at Shaker Meadow in Huntington is reading 42 degrees this morning.
Signs of Spring: Chipmunks are awake and English sparrows are back down in the village.
We’ll have one more day of above normal temperatures before that pattern changes and we see a return to below normal temperatures for Thursday and Friday. A cold front from Canada will move across the region tonight and enhance the potential for snow showers with colder air moving in behind the front. We’ll see some clouds this morning, then partly sunny skies with a 20% chance of rain showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 40s with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers until midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be around 20 with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday should be partly sunny and seasonably cool with highs in the upper 20s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 11 and north winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 30s and light and variable winds. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 45 and a low of 26. We picked up 1″ of new snow and had 16.75″ at the stake.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 38 and lows of 20.
The record high was 56°F in 1977.
The record low was -8°F in 1961.
Sunrise: 7:12 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:52 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 12h 38m
Length of Day: 11h 40m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 20d 11h old with 73% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 10:07 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
A drop of sap falls from a tap. With the advent of tubing systems, there aren’t many places that still use taps and buckets to collect their maple sap, but the Audubon Nature Center here in Huntington still holds to the tradition. It’s nice to hear the pinging of drops as the sap starts flowing!