Friday, December 18, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 38 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 29.74” and rising. We picked up 0.28” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight low was 38.
As low pressure which brought widespread rain to the region over the last 24 hours continues to shift to the east off the New England coast today, relatively quiet but cloudy conditions are expected to end the work week. Mild temperatures continue today as well, but a brief cool down is in the forecast for the weekend along with some scattered snow showers for Saturday as a modestly deep longwave trough traverses the region.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 20% chance of drizzle this morning. Highs will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers mainly in the afternoon. Highs will be seasonable—in the lower 30s—with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Saturday night Should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the lower 20s with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph.
A ridge of high pressure will nose its way in on Sunday bringing partly sunny skies and cooler temperatures. Highs will be in the upper 20s with west winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 27. We picked up 0.15″ of rain, 0.50″ of new snow and had 13″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 32 and lows of 17.
The record high was 57°F in 1921.
The record low was -13°F in 1919.
Sunrise: 7:22 AM EST
Sunset: 4:14 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m14s shorter.
The Moon is in its first quarter, 7d 1h old with 49% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:00 PM EST
No Moon Set
About Today’s Photo:
Another side of Camel’s Hump. The summits seems to smolder in the afternoon light as clouds pull away on a southerly airflow.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/200″ exposure.