Thursday, December 24, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently a ridiculous… er, balmy, 55 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 29.71” and falling rapidly. We picked up 0.23” of rain overnight along with some very high winds (38mph which is not too far below the 46 mph record for our protected hollow location) that knocked out our power overnight. Yesterday’s high was 59, and the overnight low was 51.
Record high temperatures are expected across the region today with highs mainly in the 60s. The low pressure system that pulled this warm air in—along with some unexpectedly high winds overnight—is currently centered over central Ontario. It will move further northeast and will drag a weak cold front through the region later today. Any lingering morning showers should clear out by midday.
We’ll see cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will top out in the mid 60s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 30s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph until midnight, then becoming light and variable.
Friday—Christmas day—should be partly sunny as high pressure builds in briefly. Highs will be in the mid 40s and light and variable winds. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s and light and variable winds.
Saturday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of rain showers in the afternoon as a warm front lifts our way out ahead of the next low moving in from the Ohio River valley. Highs will be in the lower 40s with light and variable winds. Saturday night rain is likely with a chance of sleet over higher elevations. Expect little or no sleet accumulation. Lows will be in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 46 and a low of 35. We picked up 0.07″ of rain and had 9.5″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 30 and lows of 15.
The record high was 51°F in 1941 (that record has already fallen…)
The record low was -18°F 1989.
Sunrise: 7:25 AM EST
Sunset: 4:17 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m14s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13d 1h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:04 PM EST
Moonset: 6:10 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Raindrops bead on willow branches by the pond yesterday morning.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 109mm, ISO 400, f/16, 1/60″ exposure.