Thursday, March 19, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently a brisk 6 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 79%, dewpoint 1, barometric pressure 30.26” and rising. We have 15.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 21, and the overnight low was 3.
High pressure is currently building in over the region and will dominate our weather through Friday. We’ll see partly sunny skies with highs in the lower 20s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Tonight should be clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be 5 to 11 above with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.
The high pressure will move to our east on Friday bringing cloudy skies and a milder southerly airflow. Highs will be in the mid 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and south winds around 10 mph.
A low pressure system will pass well to our south on Saturday bringing rain or snow showers with light snow accumulations possible. Highs will be in the upper 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Another Arctic cold front will move through on Saturday night bringing mostly cloudy skies and a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 10 above. At this point, Sunday’s looking chilly but dry.
Last year on this date we had a high of 40 and a low of 12. We had 24″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 41 and lows of 23.
The record high was 79°F in 2012 (we had a high of 77. Remember that week?)
The record low was -10°F in 1993.
Sunrise: 6:57 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:02 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 03m
Length of Day: 12h 05m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 28d 11h old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:22 AM EDT
Moonset: 6:26 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
I love this view of the Hump from Texas Hill Road. The layers of hills leading up to the summit offer some wonderful backcountry skiing opportunities, and this winter has been spectacular for exploring the nooks and crannies beneath the summit.