Tuesday, February 16, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 32 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 29.90” and falling rapidly. We picked up 1” of snow/sleet overnight along with a 0.10” coating of ice. We have 5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 25, and the overnight low was 25.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 1 PM EST this
afternoon. Also, driving conditions are very difficult this morning due to icing on the roads. Please be careful out there!
A moisture laden low pressure system centered over the central Appalachians early this morning will track northeastward to the southern tier of New York by early afternoon and across our region by this evening. Warmer air aloft surging northward with this system will result in snow changing to sleet, freezing
rain, and eventually just plain rain across all of Vermont by this afternoon.
We’ll see freezing rain or rain this morning, then rain this afternoon. Ice accumulations should be around a trace. It’ll be breezy with highs in the upper 40s this afternoon and southeast winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph this afternoon. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Tonight rain or snow are likely until midnight, transitioning to snow after midnight. We could see total snow accumulations of 2″ to 4″ to finish of this storm. Lows will be in the upper 20s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph, and becoming westerly 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.
Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers in the afternoon as a trough crossed the region. Highs will be in the lower 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers with lows around 12 and northwest winds around 10 mph. We could see a dusting to 3″ of snow overnight.
High pressure will build in Thursday brining partly sunny skies with highs around 19 and north winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be clear with lows zero to 5 above.
Last year on this date we had a high of 11 and a low of -20. We had 21″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 13.
The record high was 49°F in 1921.
The record low was -26°F in 1943.
Sunrise: 6:50 AM EST
Sunset: 5:21 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 30m
Length of Day: 10h 30m
Tomorrow will be 2m53s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 7d 21h old with 63% illumination
Moonrise: 11:54 AM EST
Moonset: 1:50 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
We walked up to the beaver pond at the top of Delfrate Road Sunday afternoon (only -3 degrees—balmy!) The late afternoon sunshine cast shadows of surrounding trees in long lines across the flat snow covered ice.
Panasonic GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 69mm, ISO 400, f/13, 1/400″ exposure.