Saturday, December 26, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 26 degrees under mostly clear skies. The full moon is setting in the west and Venus hangs in the southeast. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 20.53” and rising rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 51, and the overnight low was 26.
An active weather pattern is ahead for the next 3 to 5 days with the potential for widespread wintry precipitation Tuesday into Wednesday. We’ll see a cold rain tonight into Sunday with some mixed precipitation likely along the international border. Cool and dry weather is expected on Monday before snow develops on Tuesday morning and changes to a wintry mix by Tuesday evening.
We’ll see sunny skies for most of today. Highs will be in the lower 40s with light and variable winds. Tonight rain or snow is likely mainly after midnight as surface low pressure passes to our south. We may see snow accumulations of a dusting to 1″ in an initial overnight burst before the precipitation turns to rain. Lows will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation near is 100%.
Sunday should start out with rain in the morning with rain or snow likely in the afternoon as cold air moves in behind the departing low. Expect snow accumulations of a dusting to 1 inch. Highs will be around 40 with south winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Sunday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 20 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Monday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 20s and north winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Low pressure will approach the region Monday night setting us up for the first significant winter weather event of the season. We should see snow developing overnight and may have accumulations of 4″-6″ by midday on Tuesday. Lows will be around 15. Chance of snow is 80%. Fingers crossed!
Last year on this date we had a high of 58 and a low of 36. We picked up 0.52″ of rain and had 4.75″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 30 and a low of 14.
The record high was 58°F in 1982.
The record low was -26°F in 1980.
Sunrise: 7:26 AM EST
Sunset: 4:18 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m22s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 15d 1h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:01 PM EST
Moonset: 8:00 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
The Mailbox Trail beaver pond was ice free this Christmas Day. This pond has gone through a lot of changes over the decades, including a dam blowout that drained it several years back. The beavers have been quite busy of late, however, having rebuilt the main dam and constructed several ancillary dams but up- and an downstream of the main pond.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 9mm, ISO 400, f/11, 1/80″ exposure.