Sunday, February 21, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently a balmy 35 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 29.82” and rising. We picked up 0.07” of rain in the past 24hrs, and are back down to bare ground at the snow stake. Yesterday’s high was 47, and the overnight low was 35.
The clipper low that delivered yesterday’s showers is over the Gulf of St. Lawrence this morning, and will continue to spin a few sprinkles or higher elevation snow showers across the region today. A cold front will move through this evening ushering in more seasonable temperatures and high pressure for Monday and Tuesday, while another damp low looks to be in the cards for Wednesday.
We’ll see cloudy skies with a 20% chance of rain or snow showers today. Highs will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 20% slight chance of snow showers until midnight, then become partly cloudy after midnight as the cold front moves in from the west. Lows will drop to around 11 with northwest winds around 10 mph.
Monday should be partly sunny in the morning then clearing as high pressure builds in. Highs will be around 20 with north winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be clear and seasonably chilly with lows around 1 above and light and variable winds.
Tuesday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the upper 20s and light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 23 and a low of -10. We picked up 2.5″ of new snow and had 20″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 32 and lows of 14.
The record high was 59°F in 1981.
The record low was -19°F in 1950.
Sunrise: 6:43 AM EST
Sunset: 5:28 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 44m
Length of Day: 10h 45m
Tomorrow will be 2m57s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12d 21h old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:39 PM EST
Moonset: 5:54 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Out and about taking pictures of ice on the Huntington River the other day, I was greeted by the waxing gibbous moon rising over Camel’s Hump in the late afternoon. A fine sight despite the almost utter lack of snow for mid-February…
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 200, f/16, 1/160″ exposure.