Monday, February 22, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 16 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 83%, dewpoint 12, barometric pressure 30.16” and rising rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 38, and the overnight low was 16.
High pressure currently building into the region this morning will dominate our weather through Tuesday afternoon. A coastal low will bring warm temperatures, mixed precipitation, and then rain to the region Wednesday into Thursday (sound familiar?)
We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning then clearing skies later today. Highs will be in the lower 20s with north winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear and seasonably chilly with lows around zero and light and variable winds.
Tuesday should be partly sunny and mild with highs in the lower 30s and light and variable winds becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon as the high moves to our east. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of light snow. Lows will be in the lower 20s with southeast winds around 10 mph.
Wednesday morning snow, sleet, or rain are likely with a light snow accumulation (~1″) possible before warm air advection changes it over to all rain. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Wednesday night rain is likely. Lows will be in the upper 30s. Chance of rain is 90%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and a low of 8. We had 22″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 32 and highs of 14.
The record high was 61°F in 1981.
The record low was -20°F in 1963.
Sunrise: 6:41 AM EST
Sunset: 5:30 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 47m
Length of Day: 10h 48m
Tomorrow will be 2m58s longer.
The Moon is the full “Snow” moon (hah!)(Northeast Native American, Neo-Pagan Wiccan)
13d 21h old with 100% illumination
Moonrise: 5:39 PM EST
Moonset: 6:27 AM EST
Other names for this month’s full moon include: “Trapper” (Colonial American), “Wold” (English), “Ice” (Celtic), and “Storm” (Medieval Wiccan).
About Today’s Photo:
Robin & I took a little road trip to Crown Point yesterday morning. We wandered over to the west side of the park and into the finger of floodplain separating Bulwagga Bay from the main Lake Champlain channel. Out at the edge of the marsh, we could see a tall ice pressure ridge. We walked out on the icy marsh and found an impressive display: large plates of marsh-grass-riddled ice buckled up from a southerly fetch. You can just make out Robin near the top of the ridge.
Here’s another view:
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 400, f/14, 1/80″ exposure.