Monday, February 1, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently a crazy 53 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 2-5 mph. Relative humidity is 62%, dewpoint 40, barometric pressure 29.52”. We have 2” of snow at the stake and managed to miss any rain yesterday. Yesterday’s high was 51, and the overnight low was 47.
A surface cool front will move across the north country today bringing slightly cooler temperatures by this afternoon on breezy west winds. Weak high pressure with dry conditions will prevail on Tuesday before another storm approaches our region on Wednesday bringing widespread rain.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 20% chance of rain showers this morning. It’ll be breezy with highs topping out this at around 50 and falling into the upper 30s this afternoon. Winds will be out of the southwest at 20 to 25 mph and gusting up to 45 mph this morning then becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 35 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
A brief ridge of high pressure will build in Tuesday bringing partly sunny skies with highs in the lower 30s and light and variable winds. The aforementioned storm system will begin to pull in Tuesday night bringing snow at first and then changing over to rain. Expect little or no snow accumulation. Lows will be in the upper 20s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday will bring widespread rain. Highs will be in the upper 40s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers. Lows will be in the lower 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 12 and a low of -12. We picked up 0.70″ of new snow and had 16″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 10.
The record high was 50°F in 1988 (but that’s been broken this morning already…)
The record low was -28°F in 1920.
Sunrise: 7:10 AM EST
Sunset: 5:00 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 52m
Length of Day: 9h 50m
Tomorrow will be 2m31s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 22d 10h old with 47% illumination.
Moorish: 12:42 AM EST
Moonset: 11:20 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Robin & I came across these rather confused looking mouse tracks up along the trail at Camel’s Hump Nordic yesterday. The little fella didn’t seem too sure which direction to head!