Sunday, December 27, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently 41 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 41, barometric pressure 29.88” and falling rapidly. We picked up 0.26” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 44, and the overnight low was 37.
For all of you awaiting winter, the time has come as the next 48 hours will bring our first real dose of winter weather!
An elongated surface low is located along a tight thermal gradient stretching from the Central Plains to the Ohio Valley and into southern New England. This low will slowly sag southward today bringing in colder air that will change this morning’s rain showers to mixed precipitation and snow later today. We’ll see rain this morning, then rain showers or a chance of snow showers this afternoon. Highs today will be in the lower 40s with temperature falling into the lower 30s this afternoon. Winds will be out of the south winds at around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly this afternoon as the cold air moves in. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 18 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph after midnight. We could see total snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ by Monday morning with higher amounts across mountain summits.
Monday should be partly sunny with a 50% chance of Lake Champlain effect snow showers in the morning, then become sunny in the afternoon as a brief window of chilly high pressure move in. Highs will be around 20 with north winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph in the morning. A more powerful and moisture laden low pressure system will head our way from the Ohio River valley Monday night bringing snow overnight. Expect a few inches on the ground by Tuesday morning and a sloppy commute. Lows will be around 13 with east winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 80%.
Snow will continue into Tuesday morning with additional moderate snow accumulations as the low passes and is reinforced by a secondary low off the New England coast. Highs will be around 30 with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%. Tuesday night snow with freezing drizzle or sleet with possible drizzle is likely as temperatures rise. Expect little or no additional snow accumulation. Lows will be in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation is 80%. We’re looking at total snow accumulations of 3″-8″ region wide with lesser amounts west of the Champlain Valley.
Last year on this date we had a high of 42 and a low of 30. We had 4″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 30 and lows of 14.
The record high was 55°F in 1949.
The record low was -23°F in 1968.
Sunrise: 7:26 AM EST
Sunset: 4:19 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 52m
Tomorrow will be 0m29s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 3h old with 95% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:02 PM EST
Moonset: 8:45 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
The beavers have been busy at the Mailbox Trail beaver pond. These recently munched maples create an interesting still life on the forest floor near the water.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 11mm, ISO 400, f/11, 1/50″ exposure.