Saturday, January 9, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 37 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 79%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 30.14” and falling slowly. We have 2.25” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 41, and the overnight low was 36.
We’ve got active weather ahead for the next couple of days, and it ain’t going to be playing nice for those of us who enjoying playing in the white stuff… A weak disturbance is currently moving into the region this morning and will deliver a light mix bag of precipitation. A strong, warmer, and wetter low pressure system will move in overnight tonight delivering widespread rain. Yuck.
It’ll be cloudy today with a chance of snow showers this morning mixing or changing to rain showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers until midnight, increasing after midnight. Temperatures will remain hear steady—in the mid 30s—with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 35 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 40%.
The aforementioned potent low pressure system will move out of the Great Lakes and track to our north Sunday bringing widespread rain and high winds (a High Wind Watch is in effect for our region from 7:00AM to 7:00PM Sunday). Highs will be in the mid 40s and southeast winds 20 to 30 mph gusting up to 55 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. A cold front will move in behind the departing low Sunday night allowing any lingering rain showers to transition to snow. Lows will drop into the lower 20s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 45 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. We could see a 1/3″ of rain (or more) out of this storm in our immediate area, with over an inch in southeastern regions.
Monday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 20s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be 10 to 15. At this point it looks like some active and seasonably cold weather is ahead for next week, with snow showers likely most days. Fingers crossed…
Last year on this date we had a high of 22 and a low of 10. We had 2″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 57°F in 1937.
The record low was -24°F in 1968.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:31 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 09m
Length of Day: 9h 04m
Tomorrow will be 1m25s longer.
The Moon is new, 29d 1h old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:41 AM EST
Moonset: 4:33 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
The big waterfall at Mad River Glen is in lovely mid-winter form with a lovely cascade of ice.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 400, f/11, 1/80″ exposure.