Saturday, January 30, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 21 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 19, barometric pressure 29.97” and rising rapidly. We picked up 3.85” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 5.75” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 36, and the overnight low was 21.
A brief ridge of high pressure is cresting over the region this morning. This will be short lived, however, as low pressure over James Bay will drag a warm front across the region later today. This will kick off and extended period of above average temperatures continuing through next week. Dare I utter the “R” word…
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 30% of snow showers later this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 30 mph this afternoon. Tonight will be cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers until midnight. Temperatures will remain near steady—in the lower 30s or even rising overnight—spurred on by strong southerly winds 15 to 20 mph and gusting to 35 mph until midnight.
Sunday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs in the lower 40s and south winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of light rain. Lows will be in the upper 30s with south winds around 10 mph.
A more powerful low pressure system will head our way Monday from the Great Lakes bringing mostly cloudy skies and a 50% chance of rain. Highs will be in the mid 40s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s.
At this point it’s looking like dry conditions on Tuesday with another round of “R” arriving Wednesday.
Last year on this date we had a high of 29 and a low of 4. We picked up 8.25 of new snow and had 17″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 (up a degree!) and lows of 10.
The record high was 57°F in 2013 (we had a high of 59).
The record low was -20°F in 1948.
Sunrise: 7:12 AM EST
Sunset: 4:58 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 47m
Length of Day: 9h 45m
Tomorrow will be 2m27s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 20d 11h old with 65% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:44 PM EST
Moonset: 10:19 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
We have a pair of cardinals this season frequenting our feeders. They seem to have a pretty set schedule, showing up shortly after first light and then returning at dusk. Most of the other birds are around all day long.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/13s(!) exposure.