Saturday, December 19, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 31 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 71%, dewpoint 22, barometric pressure 29.79” and rising slowly. We picked up a 0.01” trace of rain and a dusting of snow in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 46, and the overnight low was 30.
An upper level trough building into the northeast today will provide the region with more typical December weather this weekend, with colder temperatures and scattered snow showers, especially this afternoon and evening. Cooler weather will be short lived however, as above normal air returns Monday and temperature warm again through the week along with the threat of rain showers.
We’ll see cloudy skies with scattered snow showers today. Highs will be in the mid 30s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 50%. Tonight should be cloudy with scattered snow showers. It’ll be breezy with lows in the lower 20s and northwest winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of snow is 50%. We can expect a dusting to and inch in valley locations with up to 3″ on mountain summits. Woo-hoo!
Surface high pressure will build in for Sunday bringing partly sunny skies. Highs will be around 30 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph and becoming southwesterly in the afternoon. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and south winds 10 to 15 mph.
Another El Niño driven Pacific system will ride its way on the jet stream into our region Monday bringing cloudy skies, unseasonably warm temperatures and a 30% chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the lower 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be around 40.
At this point, it’s looking like warm temps and rain straight through Christmas and beyond folks. The white Christmas we may be dreaming of is not in the cards this time around the sun…
Last year on this date we had a high of 27 and allow of 13. We picked up 0.50″ of new snow and had 13″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 32 and lows of 17.
The record high was 49°F in 1895.
The record low was -16°F in 1942.
Sunrise: 7:23 AM EST
Sunset: 4:14 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m9s shorter.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8d 2h old with 60% illumination. Moonrise: 12:33 PM EST
Moonset: 12:24 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
I came across a huge, tumbled-down and rotting ash tree while rambling in the hills northeast of our house the other day. The interior cavity of the trunk was a good 3′ across, and the splayed limbs reached out over 100′ laying along the ground. I found the interior of the stump quite fascinating with its numerous folds and wrinkles. I see a face. How about you?
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 400, f/4.3, 1/100″ exposure.