Wednesday, December 2, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 43 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 43, barometric pressure 29.85” and falling. We picked up 0.63” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 38.
Occasional rain will continue through Wednesday as a large low pressure system affects the eastern US. A few lingering areas of freezing rain are still possible through about midnight tonight over the eastern half of Vermont. As low pressure moves up the East Coast and colder air moves into the region, rain will change
over to snow Wednesday and last into Thursday. We can expect some
accumulation in the higher elevations. Drier weather is then expected for Friday and into the weekend.
We’ll see occasional rain today. Highs will be in the lower 40s with south winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 80%. Tonight will bring more rain showers mixing with snow showers after midnight. Expect snow accumulations of a dusting to 2 inches below 1000′ with higher amounts at higher elevations. Lows will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.
Thursday will bring more snow or rain showers with additional light snow accumulation in valley locations and more snow at higher elevations. Highs will be in the mid 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Thursday night snow showers likely with additional light snow accumulation possible. Lows will be around 30 with west winds around 10 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. All told we should see final accumulations of 1-2″ in valley locations and amounts up to 4-8″ along the summits of the ‘Dacks and Greens.
Friday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 30s. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 31 and a low of 11.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 39 and lows of 25.
The record high was 62°F in 1914.
The record low was -3°F in 1989.
Sunrise: 7:08 AM EST
Sunset: 4:13 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 10m
Length of Day: 9h 05m
Tomorrow will be 1m23s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 20d 19h old with 58% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:20 PM EST
Moonset: 11:57 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Cold morning temperatures have allowed the ice to set up on our pond. The other morning, huge feathery crystal structures had formed. Some of the curling shapes you see in the photo were 3-4 feet long!
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 92mm, ISO 400, f/5.4, 1/100″ exposure.