Wednesday, February 17, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 27 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint 22, barometric pressure 29.89” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.61” of rain yesterday, and we’re once again down to bare ground at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 51, and the overnight low was 27.
High temperature records were set yesterday at Burlington (55 degrees) and St. Johnsbury (53 degrees). And Massena, NY set a record rainfall amount of 1.47″.
The low pressure system that brought yesterday’s mayhem is now well to our northeast over northern Québec. An upper level trough the Great Lakes and southeastern Ontario will move eastward this afternoon bringing some light snow
shower activity to the region late this afternoon and through the first half of tonight. A cold front will then usher in colder temperatures with lows tonight in the teens across Vermont and the single digits across northern New York. High pressure will bring fair and seasonably cold conditions through Thursday and Thursday night.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 50% chance of snow showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with snow showers likely until midnight, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers after midnight. We could see snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″. Lows will be around 11 with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly after midnight. Chance of snow is 70%.
Thursday should be partly sunny with a 20% chance of snow showers in the morning, then sunny in the afternoon as high pressure builds in. Highs will be around 20 with northwest winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. Thursday night should be clear with lows around 5 above and light and variable winds.
Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 30s and south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. A clipper system will approach Friday night bringing rain or snow with some light snow accumulation possible. Lows will be in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation is 70%. At this point it’s looking like more rain on Saturday…
Last year on this date we had a high of 18 and a low of -17. We had 19.75″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 13.
The record high was 53°F in 1981.
The record low was -21°F in 1963.
Sunrise: 6:49 AM EST
Sunset: 5:23 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 33m
Length of Day: 10h 33m
Tomorrow will be 2m54s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8d 21h old with 73% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:45 PM EST
Moonset: 2:51 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Well, yesterday was another head-spinner for us. 5″ of snow goes down the drain (again) and temperatures soar to record highs after near record lows just the day before. The morning offered some lovely icing (as long as you didn’t have to drive in it…) The magnolia in our back yard sported a shiny coating before the temperature skyrocketed.
Panasonic GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 88mm, ISO 800, f/10, 1/60″ exposure.