Sunday, March 13, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 8:45AM Daylight Savings Time (everyone remembered to “spring forward” right?), it’s currently 41 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 2-5 mph. Relative humidity is 68%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 30.12” and rising rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 57, and the overnight low was 31.
A weak cold front moving southward through the region early this morning will bring northerly winds and, while skies will be mostly sunny, we’ll have slightly cooler temperatures today under the influence of a ridge of high pressure. An upper level low lifting northeastward from the Tennessee River valley will bring increasing clouds and unsettled conditions beginning Monday with widespread light to moderate rain.
We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 40s and north winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and northeast winds around 10 mph, becoming southeasterly after midnight.
Monday should be cloudy with rain likely in the afternoon as the aforementioned low approaches. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Monday night should bring widespread rain. Lows will be in the mid 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Rainfall totals should be on the order of 0.2″-0.5″.
Tuesday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of rain. Highs will be in the upper 40s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night should be cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 37 and a low of 7. We had 15.5″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 39 and lows of 21.
The record high was 67°F in 2012 (we had a high of 65).
The record low was -7°F in 1948.
Sunrise: 7:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:56 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 12h 46m
Length of Day: 11h 49m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4d 11h old with 27% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:05 AM EDT
No Moon Set
About Today’s Photo:
After climbing to the summit of Camel’s Hump yesterday, I couldn’t resist bushwacking my way to the top of Bald Hill before heading back down. The view of the Hump from Bald Hill is one of the best in opinion as the broad west facing flank of the mountain along with Wind Gap and Mt. Ira Allen are all revealed. For the middle of March, there certainly wasn’t much in the way of a snowpack on the Hump. The Burrows Trail was fabulously icy (if you attempt it, traction aids are a must!) but there are only patches of snow in the woods.
Panasonic GM5, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 9mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 200, f/16, 1/40″ exposure.