Friday, January 8, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 12 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 10, barometric pressure 30.26”. We have 3” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 11.
We’ve got ore more day of dry weather and sunshine today, along with high temperatures in the 30s. Changes take place this weekend with a low pressure system moving into the region late tonight and into Saturday. Expect some light mixed precipitation with this initial system. There will be a brief break Saturday night before a a more potent low pressure system moves in on Sunday bringing widespread rain and strong winds to the western slopes of the Greens.
We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the mid 30s and light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become cloudy with a 20% chance of snow after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 20s with southeast winds around 10 mph gusting up to 25 mph after midnight.
Saturday should be cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, transitioning to a chance of rain in the afternoon as a weak upper level trough moves through. Highs will be in the upper 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain. Temperatures will remain near steady—in the mid 30s—with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
The aforementioned potent low pressure system will move into the region from the Great Lakes on Sunday tracking to our northwest and putting us on the warm side of the system. It’ll bring widespread rain. It’ll be breezy with highs in the upper 40s and southeast winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. There’s quite a bit of moisture in this system, and we can expect 3/4″ to 1″ of rain. Bummer. A cold front will follow up the passage of the low on Sunday night bringing mostly cloudy skies with a 50% chance of rain or snow showers. Lows will drop to the mid 20s.
Ski it while you can folks…
Last year on this date we had a high of 16 and a low of -17. We picked up 1.25″ of new snow and had 2″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 11.
The record high was 63°F in 2008 (we had a high of 58).
The record low was -21°F in 1968.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:30 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 08m
Length of Day: 9h 02m
Tomorrow will be 1m20s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 28d 1h old with 3% illumination. Moonrise: 5:48 AM EST
Moonset: 3:36 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Camel’s Hump, Mt. Ira Allen, and Burnt Rock Mountain line up nicely in this view from Mad River Glen on Wednesday.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 400, f/16, 1/800″ exposure.