Saturday, February 13, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 3 degrees under party cloudy skies. Winds are out of the north at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 80%, dewpoint -2, barometric pressure 29.95” and rising rapidly. We picked up 1” of new snow overnight and have 4.75” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 21, and the overnight low was 3.
The is a Wind Chill Warning in effect for our region until 7 PM EST Sunday.
The much advertised Arctic cold front is currently crossing the region bringing
with it a brief period of snow showers and squalls. Moderate northwest winds behind the front will usher in the coldest air mass of the season with dangerously low wind chills through Sunday. A moderation in temperatures will begin Monday along with a strong and moisture laden storm system bringing potential mixed wintry precipitation late Monday night through Tuesday.
We’ll see cloudy skies with a 40% chance of snow showers mainly this morning. Highs will only be 2 to 8 above with temperature falling to around -10 below this afternoon on northwest winds at 15 to 20 mph. Wind chill values could be as low as -39 below. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers. It’ll be much colder with lows around -20 below with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Wind chill values could drop to as low as -47 below.
Sunday should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. I’ll be cold with highs only around 1 below with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill values could be as low as -47 below. Sunday night should be mostly clear and not as cold with lows around -9 below with light and variable winds.
Monday’s looking partly sunny and seasonable as the Arctic high slides to our east allowing for warm air to move into the region ahead of the next storm system . Highs will be in the lower 20s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night snow is likely with light snow accumulation possible overnight. Lows will be around 20. Chance of snow is 70%.
At this point it’s looking like this moisture laden storm (as much as 1″ to 2″ of precipitable moisture) could go either way delivering quite a bit of snow, rain, or mixed precipitation on Tuesday.
Last year on this date we had a high of 7 and a low of -15. We picked up 2.20″ of new snow and had 20.50″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 30 and lows of 12.
The record high was 53°F in 1937.
The record low was -25°F in 1967.
Sunrise: 6:55 AM EST
Sunset: 5:17 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 22m
Length of Day: 10h 22m
Tomorrow will be 2m51s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4d 22h old with 30% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:48 AM EST
Moonset: 11:36 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
We have a flock of purple finches visiting this morning. This male took time out of his busy feeding schedule to pose for me for a moment.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/320″ exposure.