Friday, January 29, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 28 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 29.47” and falling. We have 2.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 36, and the overnight low was 26.
A series of clipper-like systems will move through the area over the next several days delivering snow showers today and then again on Saturday. We’ll see snow showers today with accumulations of a dusting to 2″. Highs will be in the mid 30s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of snow is 90%. Tonight will be cloudy with snow showers continuing mainly until midnight. We may see total snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ in valley locations with higher amounts in northern mountains. Lows will be in the lower 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.
Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow in the afternoon as the second weak clipper moves through. Highs will be in the mid 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Accumulations will be on the order of a dusting. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 30 and south winds 15 to 20 mph.
A turn towards significantly warmer weather will begin on Sunday with mostly cloudy and highs in the lower 40s and south winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of rain with lows in the mid 30s. The rest of the upcoming work week is looking dismal from a skier’s perspective as a regime similar to that which we saw in December reestablishes itself…
Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and a low of -6. We had 12″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 49°F in 1950.
The record low was -18°F in 1954.
Sunrise: 7:13 AM EST
Sunset: 4:56 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 45m
Length of Day: 9h 42m
Tomorrow will be 2m25s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 11h old with 74% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:46 PM EST
Moonset: 9:51 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Robin & I skied up at Trapp’s yesterday morning. On the way, we passed one of the meadows replete with a herd of picturesque Scotch Highland cattle. They posed diligently.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 26mm, ISO 400, f/14, 1/500″ exposure.