Sunday, January 3, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 30 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 78%, dewpoint 24, barometric pressure 29.67 and falling slowly. We have 1.25” of crust at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 31, and the overnight low was 30.
The first Arctic blast of the season is at our doorstep and will bring snow squalls and crashing temperatures to the region tonight. Frigid daytime temperatures are on tap for Monday with a gradual moderation to above average temperatures expected by Wednesday.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with scattered snow showers during the day. Snow showers should intensify this afternoon as the cold front approaches. We could see snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ during the daylight hours. Highs will be in the lower 30s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. The front will move in tonight bringing squalls and rapidly dropping temperatures. Forecasts call for the squalls to arrive between 9:00PM and midnight. Expect total snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ with 2″-4″ over mountain summits. Lows will drop to around 4 above zero with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.
Arctic high pressure will be in place Monday delivering mostly cloudy skies and a 20% chance of snow showers in the morning, then partly sunny skies in the afternoon. It’ll be cold with highs only around 6 above with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy and cold with lows around -2 below and north winds around 10 mph.
Tuesday’s looking mostly sunny with highs around 17 and light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with lows around 10 above.
Last year on this date we had a high of 30 and a low of 5. We picked up 0.25″ 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 55°F in 2000 (we had a high of 53).
The record low was -21°F in 1981.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:25 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 03m
Length of Day: 8h 57m
Tomorrow will be 1m0s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 23d 2h old with 38% illumination. Moonrise: 12:59 AM EST
Moonset: 12:18 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
This tiny white pine seedling just manages to peek above the snow in the woods across Fargo Brook. It was maybe 1″ tall. Good luck little tree!
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 92mm, ISO 400, f/5.4, 1/160″ exposure.