Monday, January 11, 2016
Well, that was an interesting day…
This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 23 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. A bit of a snow shower is falling and delivered about a quarter-inch of snow in the time it’s taken to write this post… Winds are out of the west at 3-8 mph. Relative humidity is 73%, dewpoint 19, barometric pressure 29.62” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.88” of rain in the past 24hrs. We set a new high wind record for our protected hollow of 48 mph yesterday at midday (just about when our power went out…) We are down to bare ground at the snowstake. Yesterday’s high was 51, and the overnight low was 26.
The powerful low pressure system that brought us yesterday’s wild’n’wooly weather is now centered over James Bay. It will rotate seasonably cool air into the region today along with the chance of scattered lake effect snow showers. We’ll see partly sunny skies today with flurries this morning, then a slight chance of snow showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 20s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of snow is 20%.
Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers until midnight. Lows will be around 12 with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph, then becoming southwesterly around 10 mph after midnight.
Tuesday should be cloudy with light snow likely mainly in the afternoon as a clipper low moves in from the Great Lakes and is augmented by a coastal low out over the Canadian Maritimes. We could see snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ in valley locations with 3″ to 6″ at higher elevations above 1000′. Highs will be in the mid 20s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Tuesday night light snow is likely with additional light snow accumulation possible. Lows should be around 18 with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.
Wednesday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be around 19 with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows 5 to 10 above.
Last year on this date we had a high of 27 and a low of 2. We had 4″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 56°F in 1980 (Burlington set a record high of 53 yesterday.)
The record low was -27°F in 1968.
Sunrise: 7:26 AM EST
Sunset: 4:33 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 12m
Length of Day: 9h 07m
Tomorrow will be 1m32s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1d 10h old with 3% illumination. Moonrise: 8:13 AM EST
Moonset: 6:44 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
The heavy rains and melting snowpack helped to push Fargo Brook’s water up fairly high yesterday afternoon.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 200, f/14, 1/10″ exposure.