Wednesday, December 30, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 31 degrees under overcast skies. A spotty of drizzle is coming down. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 30.25” and rising. We picked up a crusty 0.25” of sleet/rain mix in the past 24hrs and have 3” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 33, and the overnight low was 31.
A decaying occluded front will deliver spotty light mixed precipitation today. A weak low pressure system will bring a more widespread light wintry mix tonight. Then a series of disturbances will provide for chances of scattered snow showers Thursday into the weekend. Temperatures should be above normal through Thursday and then turn colder to start the New Year.
We’ll see patchy freezing fog this morning. It’ll remain cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers and a chance of snow showers mainly this morning. Highs will be in the mid 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight snow or rain is likely or a chance of sleet until midnight, then rain likely after midnight. Expect little or no snow or sleet accumulation. Temperatures will remain near steady in the mid 30s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow or rain showers. Highs will be in the mid 30s with west winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and west winds around 10 mph.
Friday—New Year’s Day—is looking mostly cloudy with highs in the lower 30s and west winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 18 and a low of 6. We had 3″ of snow on the ground.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 13.
The record high was 51°F in 1990.
The record low was -29°F in 1933.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:21 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 00m
Length of Day: 8h 53m
Tomorrow will be 0m43s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 2h old with 75% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:05 PM EST
Moonset: 10:27 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
It’s finally looking a bit more like the season it is! The hemlock in our side yard has a nice dusting of fresh snow on it this morning.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 34mm, ISO 400, f/4.7, 1/125″ exposure.