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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

frost-fingers

Long fingers of frost extruding from damp soil under the snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 36 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-6 mph, Relative humidity is 63%, dewpoint 24, barometric pressure 29.90” and falling rapidly. We have 5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 32.

Forecast:

Low pressure developing over the central Great Lakes this morning will track to our north and west across Ontario today. It will bring increasing south to southwesterly winds which will be moderately strong in the Champlain Valley westward across northern New York, especially this afternoon and into the first half of tonight. Precipitation should begin as a light mix of sleet and freezing rain across northern New York early this morning before temperatures warm with a chance of light rain showers through the day across northern New York into
northwestern Vermont. A trailing cold front will move across the region tonight allowing light precipitation to transition back to snow during the overnight hours with light accumulations possible. Mountain snow showers will continue during the day Wednesday.

We’ll see a chance of sleet and freezing rain this morning. It’ll be cloudy with a 40% chance of rain. Highs will be around 40 with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 40 mph this morning. Tonight will be cloudy with a 20% chance of rain showers until midnight transitioning to snow showers. It’ll be breezy with lows in the upper 20s and southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers in the morning as a weak trough crosses the region. We could see a dusting to 2″ of snow out of this. Highs will be around 30 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 13 and southwest winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny with a 40% chance of snow showers as a clipper system slides through. Highs will be around 30 with south winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the lower 20s. Another couple of inches of snow are possible from this system.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 17 and a low of -10. We had 9.5″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 55°F in 1950.
The record low was -25°F in 1994.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:16 AM EST
Sunset: 4:52 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 38m
Length of Day: 9h 35m
Tomorrow will be 2m18s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 11h old with 94% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:50 PM EST
Moonset: 8:27 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

I skied by a small spring the other day. There were several extrusions of long frost fingers curling up into the air from under the snow. This batch was about 4″-6″ long and quite delicate.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 55mm, ISO 400, f/14, 1/500″ exposure.

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