Tuesday, March 8, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 34 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 30.19” and rising slowly. We picked up 1” of new snow yesterday and have 0.75” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 33.
We’ve got generally quiet weather on tap through mid-week with temperatures warming each day to above normal levels. A weak warm front will bring a chance for a few light showers this afternoon and tonight, but much of the time should be dry. Unsettled weather returns to end the week with rain likely Thursday and Thursday night, but high pressure returns for Friday and Saturday.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 20% chance of rain showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 40s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers as a weak warm front lifts through the region. Lows will be in the upper 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday should be cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then rain is likely in the afternoon as a low tracks to our northwest. We’ll once again be on the warm side of this front and temperatures will climb to around 60 with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Wednesday night rain is likely. Lows will be in the lower 40s with west winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
A cold front will slide through Thursday continuing the rain. Highs will be in the upper 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 90%. Thursday night should bring rain or wet snow with little or no snow accumulation. Lows will be in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and low of 14. We had 20″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 37 and lows of 19.
The record high was 61°F in 2000 (we had a high of 60).
The record low was -10°F in 1913.
Sunrise: 6:16 AM EST
Sunset: 5:49 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 12h 31m
Length of Day: 11h 33m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.
The Moon is new, 28d 22h old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:57 AM EST
Moonset: 5:36 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Duncan Keir’s three Icelandic horses came right up to me as I took a few shots yesterday morning in the blowing snow. Once they realized I didn’t have any kind of treat, the retreated to their hay.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 640, f/5.6, 1/640″ exposure.