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Thursday, January 28, 2016

hor-frost

Hoar frost crystals on a recently iced-over puddle

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 19 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 18, barometric pressure 29.95” and falling rapidly. We picked up a dusting of snow in the past 24hrs and have 2.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s daytime high was 37, and the overnight low was 12.

Forecast:

We’re on the cusp of an active weather patter that will take us through the weekend. Clouds will increase this morning from west to east out ahead of an approaching Alberta clipper. Scattered light snow will develop this afternoon, and continue through Friday bringing a dusting to 2″ in lower elevations, and 2″ to 4″ over the higher terrain, mainly in the north. There will be a brief break in the action late Friday night into Saturday, then renewed chances for snow showers Saturday into Sunday.

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, turing mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers mainly after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 20s with south winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday snow showers are likely with snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ during the daylight hours. Highs will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 80%. Snow showers will continue into Friday night. Lows will be in the lower 20s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. We should expect total snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ at lower elevations and 2″ to 4″ at higher elevations. Northern mountain summits (Mt. Mansfield & Jay) may see as much as 8″ total.

Saturday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 30s with south winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the upper 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 17 and a low of -4. We picked up 3.5″ of new snow and had 12.75″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and low of 10.
The record high was 56°F in 1916.
The record low was -26°F in 1925.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:14 AM EST
Sunset: 4:55 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 42m
Length of Day: 9h 40m
Tomorrow will be 2m23s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 11h old with 82% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:48 PM EST
Moonset: 9:24 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Spiny hoar frost crystals form along the surface of recently ice-over open water along the trail at Camel’s Hump Nordic.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 37mm, ISO 800, f/4.6, 1/1600″ exposure.

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4 responses

  1. I’ve never heard the term hoar ice crystals – interesting. At first I thought it was wood freshly chewed or pecked.

    January 28, 2016 at 8:35 am

  2. Gillian

    “weather patter” John’s East Street blog!

    January 28, 2016 at 10:43 am

    • Took me a minute to figure out what you were talking about Gill… Continue the discussion by all means…

      January 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm

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