Friday, February 19, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 5 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 3, barometric pressure 30.57”. Yesterday’s high was 24, and the overnight low was 5.
The roller-coaster continues: strong high pressure currently cresting over the northeastern United States will slide east of New England this evening, and a clipper low and associated warm front approaching from the Great Lakes will bring a light mix of snow and rain tonight into Saturday. Strong south to southwesterly winds with gusts locally in excess of 40 miles per hour in the Champlain and St. Lawrence valleys tonight will allow temperatures to warm considerably. High temperatures will reach the low to middle 40s for most lower
elevation sections on Saturday. A few sprinkles or mountain snow showers remain possible for Sunday.
We’ll see sunny skies this morning then partly sunny skies later in the day as the low approaches. Highs will be in the mid 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly 10 to 15 mph this afternoon. Tonight snow is likely mixing with rain after midnight. We could see snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ before the transition. It’ll be breezy with lows in the upper 20s and south winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Saturday we’ll see cloudy skies. Any spotty morning snow showers should transition to all rain by mid-morning. Highs will be in the lower 40s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Saturday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain in the valleys or snow showers at higher elevations. Lows will be in the lower 30s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Sunday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the upper 30s with west winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 20.
Last year on this date we had a high of 17 and a low of 0. We picked up 0.50″ of new snow and had 19″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 32 and lows of 13.
The record high was 62°F in 1981.
The record low was -23°F in 1944.
Sunrise: 6:46 AM EST
Sunset: 5:26 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 38m
Length of Day: 10h 39m
Tomorrow will be 2m56s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10d 21h old with 90% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:38 PM EST
Moonset: 4:34 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
The recent heavy rains broke up most of the ice along the Huntington River. These large slabs were laid up along the banks at the Audubon Nature Center yesterday.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 200, f/16, 1/160″ exposure.