Thursday, February 25, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 50 degrees and raining steadily under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 48, barometric pressure 29.13” and falling slowly. We picked up 1.52” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight low was 39.
Strong low pressure over the eastern Great Lakes this morning will shift north of the international border today, and eventually off into the Gulf of St. Lawrence tonight. Another round of rain is expected to develop through the morning, though lighter than the past 12 hours, transitioning to a rain and snow
mix this evening, and eventually all snow tonight before ending early Friday morning. Minor snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ is expected at the valley floor, with up to 5″ possible across the higher peaks of northern Vermont.
Today we’ll see more rain. It’ll be warmer with highs in the lower 50s and south winds 15 to 20 mph, becoming westerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight snow or rain likely until midnight, changing over to all snow after midnight as colder air moves in behind the departing low. Expect total snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ in our immediate area with up to 5″ over higher summits. Lows will be drop around 13 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
A cold front will cross the region Friday brining mostly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of snow showers in the morning, then partly sunny skies in the afternoon as a brief period of chilly high pressure builds in. Highs will be around 18 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy and seasonably chilly with lows around 3 above and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
The high will shift to our east on Saturday allowing for a warmer southerly airflow to return out ahead of a weak clipper system. We’ll see partly sunny skies with highs in the lower 30s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Saturday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the upper 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 26 and a low of 3. We had 20.5″ 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 1985.
The record low was -17°F in 1962.
Sunrise: 6:36 AM EST
Sunset: 5:34 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 55m
Length of Day: 10h 57m
Tomorrow will be 3m0s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 21h old with 93% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:36 PM EST
Moonset: 7:53 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Under a moody grey sky, a long pressure ridge reaches northward towards the broad Lake from a spit of land off of Crown Point.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 9mm, ISO 400, f/16, 1/100″ exposure.