Tuesday, January 19, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 7 degrees under overcast skies. There’s a little be of snizzle falling. Winds are out of the southwest at 2-5 mph. Relative humidity is 79%, dewpoint 1, barometric pressure 29.82” and rising slowly. We have 2.75” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 25, and the overnight low was 5.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for our region until 5:00AM Wednesday morning.
A cold northwesterly flow of air will prevail today through Thursday. We’ll see upslope snow showers today and into tonight which should deliver moderate snow accumulations for north-central Vermont and the adjacent western slopes of the Greens. Drier weather is forecast for the remainder of the workweek with seasonable mid-January temperatures.
A disturbance in the flow aloft will kick off upslope snow showers mainly this afternoon and tonight. We can expect additional snow accumulation of 2″ to 4″ by nightfall. Highs will be around 14 with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%. Tonight will be cloudy with snow showers likely mainly until midnight. We should see total snow accumulations of 3″ to 5″ along the western slopes of the Greens with higher totals—up to a foot!—over the higher summits. I smell a powder day Wednesday! Lows will around 9 above with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph until midnight. Chance of snow is 70%.
Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs will be around 19 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 7 above and northwest winds around 10 mph.
Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs around 17 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 5 above.
Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and a low of 19. We picked up 0.29″ of rain and 6.5″ of new snow. We had 9.5″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 65°F in 1996.
The record low was -24°F in 1976.
Sunrise: 7:22 AM EST
Sunset: 4:43 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 24m
Length of Day: 9h 20m
Tomorrow will be 1m59s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9d 11h old with 77% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:08 PM EST
Moonset: 2:53 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Riding the Double Chair at Mad River Glen the other day, I was drawn to the pale morning light filling the Mad River Valley below and backlighting the shoulder of conifers sloping down from General Stark Mountain.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140m lens @ 46mm, ISO 400, f/14, 1/250″ exposure.