Saturday, January 2, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 28 degrees under overcasts skies. A few snowflakes are drifting down. Winds are out of the west at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 76%, dewpoint 21, barometric pressure 29.93” and rising slowly. We have 1.25” of crusty snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 33, and the overnight low was 27.
We can expect another round of snow showers in the mountain as a lake effect snow band from Lake Ontario shifts north late this afternoon. On and off flurries can be expected through most of the
day before a more organized low and associated cold front move through the region on Sunday bringing a band of snow squalls and a brief period of moderate snowfall during the midmorning and into the afternoon. A strong high pressure system will build into the region late Sunday night bringing the coldest air of the season with highs on Monday only in the single digits and teens and our first day with widespread overnight lows at or below zero Monday evening.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 20% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers mainly after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 20s with southwest winds around 10 mph.
Sunday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 30s with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming westerly in the afternoon. Expect snow squalls and dropping temperatures as the cold front moves through in the afternoon. Sunday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will drop to around 3 above with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. We may see 1″-3″ of snow in valley locations and 3″-4″ at higher elevations by Sunday night.
Monday should be cloudy and cold with highs only around 6 above with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy and frigid with lows -5 below to zero. Throw another log on the fire!
Last year on this date we had a high of 28 and a low of 13. We picked up a dusting of new snow and had 3″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 12.
The record high was 59°F in 1890.
The record low was -21°F in 1968.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:24 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 02m
Length of Day: 8h 56m
Tomorrow will be 0m54s longer.
The Moon is in its last quarter, 22d 2h old with 47% illumination. Moonrise: 12:01 AM EST
Moonset: 11:50 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Contrasts in white: a birch log lies in snow…
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 28mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/80″ exposure.