Monday, December 28, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently a 17 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 83%, dewpoint 13, barometric pressure 30.48” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.23” of rain and a 0.50” layer of snow/sleet/graupel. Yesterday’s high was 44, and the overnight low was 17.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from midnight tonight until 7:00PM Tuesday.
High pressure currently building into the region this morning will provide for seasonably cool and dry conditions today. This will be short-lived, however, as low pressure currently over the Plains moves northeastward and into the region tonight bringing ample moisture. We’ll see snow developing overnight tonight and a mixed bag of wintery precipitation Tuesday. Here comes winter!
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a 40% chance of snow showers this morning. Highs will only be around 20 with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become cloudy with snow after midnight. Expect snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ overnight. Lows will be around 13 with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of snow is 90%.
Tuesday will bring snow or sleet in the morning (prepare for a messy commute), then sleet and freezing rain with freezing drizzle likely in the afternoon as temperatures rise. Snow may be heavy at times in the morning. Expect total snow accumulation of 4″ to 6″ along with a trace of ice accumulation. It’ll be breezy with highs in the lower 30s and southeast winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph in our neck of the woods. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Tuesday night should be cloudy with drizzle and freezing drizzle likely. Lows will be in the lower 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday’s looking mostly cloudy and seasonably mild with highs in the upper 30s and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of rain or snow showers. Expect little or no snow accumulation. Lows will be in the lower 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 33. We had 4″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 13.
The record high was 57°F in 1982.
The record low was -16°F in 1933.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:19 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 59m
Length of Day: 8h 52m
Tomorrow will be 0m32s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 17d 1h old with 90% illumination. Moonrise: 8:04 PM EST
Moonset: 9:23 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
This old silo foundation along the Mailbox Trail has always caught my eye. There’s a drywall stone foundation by it as well—the remains of the barn—and a house foundation a couple dozen yards further east. Remnants of the farm that used to be here. The old map of Huntington that we have shows it to be the J.J. Fargo farm. As I walk the woods I often wonder about the farmer who worked this swampy bit of land and laboriously stacked the rocks to form the stone piles and fences I come across…
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 9mm, ISO 400, f/11, 1/60″ exposure.