Tuesday, February 23, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 7 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 6, barometric pressure 30.42” and risings slowly. Yesterday’s high was 25, and the overnight low was 5.
We have another quiet day weather-wise on tap for today courtesy of high pressure that is currently moving to our east. A strong low pressure system brewing over the lower Mississippi Valley today will bring widespread precipitation to the northeast tonight through Friday. Precipitation will begin across the area as a mix of snow and sleet late tonight, but transitions to mainly rain for Wednesday afternoon right through Thursday. There’s even some thunder involved. The storm will end with a transition back to snow Thursday night, before pulling away on Friday.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the mid 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become cloudy with a 50% chance of light snow. Lows will be in the mid 20s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Wednesday should bring some light snow or sleet in the morning transitioning to light rain in the afternoon as temperatures rise though the day. Any morning snow and sleet accumulations should be on the light side — a dusting to 1″. Highs will be in the upper 30s with east winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Wednesday night rain is likely. Lows will be in the upper 30s with east winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.
Thursday will bring widespread rain. It’ll be unseasonably warm (gee, how unusual…) with highs around 50 and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%, and we may hear a few rumbles of thunder during the day. Thursday night rain should transition back to snow before tapering off with light snow accumulations possible (1″-3″ with higher amounts being in the mountains). Lows will be in the mid 20s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 25 and a low of -20. We picked up 0.30″ of new snow and had 22″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 33 and lows of 14.
The record high was 56°F in 1984.
The record low was -22°F in 1972.
Sunrise: 6:40 AM EST
Sunset: 5:31 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 50m
Length of Day: 10h 51m
Tomorrow will be 2m59s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 14d 21h old with nearly 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:39 PM EST
Moonset: 6:58 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
There were a few ice-fishermen out on Bulwagga Bay the other day, and a few on the Vermont side as well near the Champlain Bridge. This one guy, however, had a broad stretch of the Bay to himself as he was out about a quarter mile from the shore. In the still, windless air, we could hear his boots crunching on the ice when he walked around.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 183mm, ISO 400, f/16, 1/125″ exposure.