Monday, March 28, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 46 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 5-9 mph. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint 41, barometric pressure 29.72” and falling rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 61, and the overnight low was 35.
Rain will spread across the region today as low pressure approaches from the Great Lakes. Rain will change to snowfall tonight into Tuesday morning as cooler air moves in on the backside of the departing low with a few inches of snow expected mainly above 1500′. Gusty winds will also affect the region tonight into Tuesday. High pressure returns with dry weather for Tuesday night and Wednesday.
We’ll see rain today with near steady temperatures in the lower 40s and southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Tonight rain is likely until midnight, then rain or snow showers likely after midnight. Snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ could occur mainly above 1500′. It’ll be breezy with lows around 30 and southwest winds around 10 mph, increasing to the northwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday snow showers are likely in the morning, then snow showers or a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. We could see snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ in valley locations and 2″ to 3″ at higher elevations. It’ll be breezy with highs in the upper 30s and northwest winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. High pressure will build in Tuesday night bringing mostly clear skies with lows in the lower 20s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph.
Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 40s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 28 and a low of 14. We picked up 0.05″ of new snow, 0.01″ of rain and had 13.75″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 45 and lows of 27.
The record high was 79°F in 1945.
The record low was -5°F in 1923.
Sunrise: 6:39 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:14 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 33m
Length of Day: 12h 35m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 10h old with 79% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 9:30 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Maple sugar makers around the region are having an interesting season of it this year (who would have guessed that!?) Lots of sap flowing, even at night.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 21mm, f/22, 1/13″ exposure.