Monday, February 15, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently -13 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint -15, barometric pressure 30.57. We have 4” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 2, and the overnight low was -16.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 7:00 PM this evening to
1:00 PM EST Tuesday
High pressure will move east of the region today putting us in a warming southerly airflow this afternoon out ahead of next approaching storm system. A low pressure system will track from West Virginia to northern New England tonight and into Tuesday bringing a period of snow to the region initially before changing over to mixed precipitation and eventually rain Tuesday afternoon. It’s gunna get sloppy folks.
We’ll see sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow this afternoon. Highs will be around 20 with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph this afternoon. Tonight snow likely until midnight, changing over to snow or sleet after midnight. We could see snow and sleet accumulations of 1″ to 3″ overnight. Lows will be around 19 with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.
Tuesday will bring rain or freezing rain and sleet in the morning changing over rain in the afternoon. We could see additional sleet accumulation a dusting to 1″ and ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch before the transition to rain. With road surfaces being so cold, the Tuesday morning commute could be challenging. Highs will be in the mid 40s by the afternoon with southeast winds around 10 mph and increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Tuesday night rain will transition back to snow with little or no snow accumulation before shutting down. Lows will be in the upper 20s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Wednesday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow. Highs will be in the mid 30s with west winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be 10 to 15.
Last year on this date we had a high of 12 and a low of -9. We picked up 2.25″ of new snow and had 21″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 12.
The record high was 54°F in 2006 (we had a high of 54).
The record low was -26°F in 1943.
Sunrise: 6:52 AM EST
Sunset: 5:20 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 27m
Length of Day: 10h 28m
Tomorrow will be 2m51s longer.
The Moon is in its first quarter, 6d 22h old with 53% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:08 AM EST
Moonset: 12:45 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Frigid morning temperatures make for lovely frost feathers above the open water of Fargo Brook. These tiny and delicate feathers are maybe 3mm across. It’s a cold job but someone’s gotta do it!
Panasonic GM5, Lumix 30mm macro lens, IOS 400, f/5.6, 1/160″ exposure.