Wednesday, March 16, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 39 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 38, barometric pressure 29.88” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 52, and the overnight low was 36.
Dry weather and above normal temperatures are expected across the region today. An upper level disturbance will bring fairly widespread rain across the area tonight into Thursday morning. The pattern will remain unsettled Thursday and Friday with showers Thursday afternoon and evening and possibly a rumble of thunder followed by snow showers on Friday. Cooler and drier conditions move in for the weekend as high pressure builds down from Canada.
We’ll see cloudy skies this morning becoming partly sunny later. Highs will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds. Tonight rain is likely. Lows will be in the lower 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%.
Thursday should be partly sunny with a chance of rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers likely along with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon as a warm front crosses the region. Highs will be in the lower 50s with southwest winds around 10 mph gusting up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. A cold front will drop across the region Thursday night allowing rain to transitions over to snow showers overnight. We could see some light snow accumulation. Lows will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Friday snow showers are likely with additional light snow accumulations possible. Highs will be in the lower 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Lows will be 10 to 15.
Last year on this date we had a high of 42 and a low of 10. We picked up 0.10″ of rain and had 16.75″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 40 and lows of 22.
The record high was 78°F in 1990.
The record low was -9°F in 1963.
Sunrise: 7:01 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:00 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 12h 56m
Length of Day: 11h 58m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 7d 10h old with 59% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:35 PM EDT
Moonset: 2:42 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
The rhododendron outside our kitchen window has many a fat flower bud waiting to bloom. It’ll still be a few weeks most likely before the showy pinkish white blossoms burst.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 30mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/4, 1/5000″ exposure.