Wednesday, April 8, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently a brisk 20 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 18, barometric pressure 30.44”. We have 9” of snow at the stake and an open front field. Yesterday’s high was 45, and the overnight low was 20.
Cool surface high pressure will slide off to the east today while our old surface frontal boundary which has been waffling about the area for the better part of the week drifts northward once again. A wave of low pressure will slide though the region later today bringing a mixed bag of precipitation. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then cloudy skies with a 50% chance of rain this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Rain will continue into tonight possibly mixing with snow until midnight, then snow likely after midnight. We may see snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Lows will be in the upper 20s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Thursday should start out with a 40% chance of snow showers or a slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southeast winds around 10 mph. A vigorous low pressure system will approach the region from the Great Lakes on Thursday night along with a warm front that will finally drive the wavy frontal boundary to our north We’ll see rain overnight with lows in the upper 30s and south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.
By Friday we’ll begin to see a marked change in the weather pattern as the warm front pushes though the region. We’ll see rain with highs in the upper 50s to near 60 and south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 80% and we may even hear a few rumbles of thunder! Friday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers. Lows will be in the upper 30s.
At this point it looks like we may be out of the winter woods going into next week with seasonably mild temperatures expected going into next week.
Last year on this date we had a high of 57 and a low of 36. We picked up 0.33″ of rain and had 7″ of snow at the stake. We had our first thunderstorm of the spring season as well.
Burlington norms for this date are highs of 51 and lows of 32.
The record high was 73°F in 1991.
The record low was 11°F in 1972.
Sunrise: 6:21 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:27 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 05m
Length of Day: 13h 06m
Tomorrow will be 2m59s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 1h old with 85% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:40 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:48 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
A little bit of minimalist photography today. A broken stem creates an interesting shadow in the fading snow of our front field.