Thursday, December 17, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently a balmy 45 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-5 mph. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint 39, barometric pressure 29.94” and falling. We picked up a 0.01” trace of melted precipitation in the the past 24hrs from the nearly persistent snizzle we had during most of the day yesterday. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 40.
A low pressure system shifting north from the Great Lakes to James Bay will bring widespread rain showers to the region through tonight with temperatures remaining well above normal. Generally quiet weather follows for Friday and the weekend outside of some
scattered higher elevation snow showers. Temperatures will remain relatively mild for middle to late December.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with rain likely mainly this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 40s with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight rain is likely. Lows will be in the mid 30s with south winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly after midnight. Chance of rain is 90%.
Friday should be cloudy with a 20% chance of rain or snow showers in the morning. Highs will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds. Friday night should be cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and northwest winds around 10 mph.
Saturday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be more seasonable—in the lower 30s—with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the mid 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 35 and a low of 33. We picked up 0.05″ of rain and had 13″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 33 and lows of 18.
The record high was 56°F in 2000 (we had high of 54).
The record low was -11°F in 2013 (we had a low of -14).
Sunrise: 7:22 AM EST
Sunset: 4:13 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m19s shorter.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6d 2h old with 38% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:26 AM EST
Moonset: 11:14 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Fargo Brook has several small waterfalls and sluices upstream from our house. Some have been filled in by gravel or stuffed with branches, trees, and other flotsam. This one’s still flowing!
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 15mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 200, f/20, 2″ exposure.