Saturday, February 20, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 37 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 5-7 mph. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 29.74” and falling rapidly. We picked up 0.50” of snow overnight and have 0.50” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 32.
The clipper system that brought overnight snow is tracking to our north this morning near the Ontario-Québec border. We’ll see a few lingering mountain snow showers and rain today as the low moves northeastward. A cold front will swing through on Sunday producing snow showers or sprinkles of rain, then high pressure will build in for Monday.
We’ll see a chance of rain or snow showers this morning, then rain showers likely this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 40s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain or snow showers. Lows will be in the lower 30s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain or snow showers mainly in the morning as the aforementioned cold front swings through. Highs will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 11 and northwest winds around 10 mph.
High pressure will build in Monday bringing mostly sunny skies and seasonably chilly temperatures with highs around 19 and north winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows 5 to 10 above.
Last year on this date we had a high of 13 and a low of -10. We picked up 2.75″ of new snow and had 20.50″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 32 and highs of 14.
The record high was 58°F in 1981.
The record low was -13°F in 1950.
Sunrise: 6:44 AM EST
Sunset: 5:27 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 41m
Length of Day: 10h 42m
Tomorrow will be 2m56s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11d 21h old with 95% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:38 PM EST
Moonset: 5:17 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
This thin layer of ice caught my eye as I was shooting much larger, optic slabs along the Huntington River the other day. I like the way the ice acts like a magnifying glass on the fine gravel below.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 200, f/8, 1/320″ exposure.