Wednesday, February 24, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 33 degrees and sleeting/freezing raining under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 3-7 mph. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 28, barometric pressure 30.16” and dropping quickly. We’ve picked up a 0.10” coating of sleet. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 31.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 2 PM EST this afternoon.
Light mixed precipitation will fall across much of the region through early to middle afternoon before changing over to rain later in the day. The rain will be steady at times tonight and Thursday as a strong low pressure system currently over the Mississippi and Tennessee River valleys tracks just to the west of our area. Eventually this low will move far enough north and east of the region to allow for colder air to return and change the rain over the snow showers late
Thursday night and Friday. Some minor snow accumulations will be possible especially in the mountains at that time.
We’ll see occasional light freezing rain, rain, or sleet this morning changing over to light rain this afternoon. Snow and sleet accumulations should be on the order of a dusting to 1″ with just a trace of ice accumulation. Highs will be around 40 today with east winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Tonight rain is likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms as the aforementioned low moves in. Lows will be around 40 with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.
Thursday should bring a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning with rain likely. It’ll be warmer with highs in the lower 50s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Thursday night rain is likely, changing over to snow late as cold air moves in behind the departing low. We could see snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ overnight with highest amounts over the mountains. Lows will be around 19 with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows 5 to 10 above.
Last year on this date we had a high of 18 and a low of -20. We had 21″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 33 and lows of 15.
The record high was 55°F in 1930.
The record low was -18°F in 1914.
Sunrise: 6:38 AM EST
Sunset: 5:32 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 53m
Length of Day: 10h 54m
Tomorrow will be 2m58s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 15d 21h old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:38 PM EST
Moonset: 7:26 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Ice and standing water in a vernal pool in the floodplain forest near Bulwagga Bay let you look up while looking down.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 19mm, ISO 800, f/16, 1/30″ exposure.