Sunday, January 10, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently a blustery 40 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest gusting to 25 mph. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 29.87” and falling rapidly. We’re down to 1” of icy crust at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 41, and the overnight low was 37.
There is a High Wind Warning in effect for our region from 7:00AM this morning until 5:00PM this evening. Get your generators ready…
A strong low pressure system will lift into western Quebec into bringing widespread rain and locally strong winds. Behind this system a return to colder, more seasonable temperatures are expected for much of next week with scattered snow showers, especially across the higher terrain. The best chance for more organized snow showers and light accumulations will occur Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night as low pressure lifts through the Saint Lawrence valley.
We’ll see rain and very windy with highs in the upper 40s today. Winds will be out of the southeast winds 20 to 30 mph, increasing to 30 to 40 mph this afternoon and gusting up to 60 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Tonight should be cloudy with rain showers until midnight, then a chance of rain or snow showers after midnight as a cold front moves in behind the departing low. Expect little or no snow accumulation. Lows will drop into the lower 20s with south winds 15 to 20 mph, becoming westerly after midnight and gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. It’ll be breezy with highs in the mid 20s and west winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 12 and southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph.
A clipper system will slide our way Tuesday bringing snow shower s with light snow accumulations possible. Highs will be in the upper 20s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 60%. Tuesday night snow showers are likely with additional light snow accumulations possible. Lows will be around 20. Chance of snow is 60%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 16 and a low of 8. We picked up 2.25″ of new snow and had 5″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 49°F in 1939.
The record low was -22°F in 1968.
Sunrise: 7:26 AM EST (it’s finally getting lighter earlier!)
Length of Visible Light: 10h 10m
Length of Day: 9h 05m
Tomorrow will be 1m27s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 10h old with just a touch of illumination.
Moonrise: 7:30 AM EST
Moonset: 5:37 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Wind creates fanciful patterns in the snow. The zig-zags of this windslabbed snow on the upper mountain at Mad River Glen seem to suggest numerous profiles, or maybe waves of water…
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 130mm, ISO 400, f/11, 1/1000″ exposure.