Thursday, March 24, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 27 degrees and snizzling lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 30.22”. We picked up 0.07” of melted precipitation in the past 24hrs and 0.75” of snow overnight. Yesterday’s high was 45, and the overnight low was 27.
There is a Freezing Rain Advisory in effect from 7:00PM this evening to
8:00AM EDT Friday for eastern Vermont including the central and northern Green Mountains, Northeast Kingdom, and Connecticut River valley.
Low pressure approaching from the Great Lakes will deliver a variety pack of mixed, wintery precipitation and rain over the next 36 hours. Snow this morning will transition to a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain for most of the region throughout the day. Precipitation will change to rain from south to north this afternoon and tonight. Rain will affect the region on Friday before high pressure arrives for the weekend.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with snow this morning, then a chance of rain, snow, or sleet this afternoon. We could see additional snow and sleet accumulations of a dusting to 2″. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of rain or drizzle and freezing rain until midnight, then rain after midnight. Ice accumulations should only be a trace for our immediate area, with higher amounts east of the Greens and in the NEK. It’ll be breezy with lows in the lower 30s and southeast winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
The aforementioned low will drag a warm front through the region Friday morning bringing rain, mainly in the morning. Highs will rise into in the lower 50s with south winds 15 to 20 mph, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon as a trailing cold front moves through. Chance of rain is 80%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and northwest winds around 10 mph.
High pressure will build in for Saturday bringing mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid 40s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 37 and a low of 4. We had 14.50″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 43 and lows of 25.
The record high was 66°F 1979.
The record low was -6°F in 1896.
Sunrise: 6:46 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:10 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 21m
Length of Day: 12h 23m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 15d 10h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:26 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:24 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Walking in Norwich the other day, I heard the distinctive calls of Bohemian waxwings in the trees along the road. Sure enough, a flock of them were working the dried apples in several trees near the road. This waxwing was feasting happily.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/1000″ exposure.