Friday, February 12, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently a chilly -11 (minus 11) under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint -14, barometric pressure 30.15”. We picked up 2” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 20, and the overnight low was -11.
There is a Wind Chill Warning in effect from 3 am Saturday to 7 PM EST
A brief ridge of high pressure is currently cresting over the region this morning. It will be short-lived, however, as an upper level shortwave and trough will approach from the Great Lakes region today then be over the region tonight A sharp Arctic boundary will work its way across our area overnight and usher in the coldest air of the season thus far.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a 20% chance of snow showers this afternoon. Highs will be around 18 with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers until midnight, then cloudy with snow showers likely after midnight as the cold front moves through. We could see another 1″ to 3″ out of it overnight. It’ll be cold with lows around -2 below and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.
Saturday the cold air will be in place. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will only be around 1 above with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph and wind chill values as low as -31 below.
Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. It’ll be much colder with lows around -18 below with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph and wind chill values as low as -39 below.
Cold Arctic high pressure will move in on Sunday bringing partly sunny skies with highs only around zero and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with wind chill values as low as -40 below. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows around -10 below.
At this point forecasts are calling for a roller-coaster ride of warming temperatures Monday into the middle of next week with possible mixed precipitation or rain on Tuesday. This winter continues to play the trickster…
Last year on this date we had a high of 21 and a low of 4. We picked up 0.75″ of new snow and had 19″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 30 and lows of 12.
The record high was 56°F in 1999 (we had a high of 61).
The record low was -30°F in 1979.
Sunrise: 6:56 AM EST
Sunset: 5:16 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 19m
Length of Day: 10h 19m
Tomorrow will be 2m48s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3d 21h old with 20% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:12 AM EST
Moonset: 10:25 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Cold mornings make for lovely frost displays…