Tuesday, March 29, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently 31 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the SE at 1-7 mph. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 30, barometric pressure 29.70” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.86” of rain in the past 24hrs and 1” of dense snow overnight. Yesterday’s high was 48, and the overnight low was 31.
Low pressure moving into the Canadian Maritimes will continue to strengthen as it pulls cooler air into our region this morning. High pressure will build in from the east later today and into Wednesday bringing clearing skies. Low pressure and an associated warm front will move in Thursday bringing mild temperatures and rain.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with snow or rain showers this morning, then a chance of snow or rain showers this afternoon. Additional snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ are possible particularly over 1000′ with higher amounts at higher elevations. It’ll be breezy with highs in the mid 30s and northwest winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Tonight should be clear with lows in the lower 20s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph, then diminishing to around 10 mph after midnight.
Wednesday should be partly sunny and mild with highs around 50 and southwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers as the aforementioned low approaches. Lows will be around 40 with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Thursday widespread showers are likely. It’ll be breezy and and warm with highs in the lower 60s and south winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Thursday night showers are likely. It’ll be breezy and quite mild with lows only in the lower 50s. Chance of rain is 70%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 40 and a low of 8. We had 13.50″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 46 and lows of 28.
The record high was 84°F in 1946.
The record low was -8°F in 1923.
Sunrise: 6:37 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:16 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 36m
Length of Day: 12h 38m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 20d 9h old with 71% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:13 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:10 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
We took a little stroll along the LaPlatte River in Shelburne Falls the other day. There are a few lovely sycamores growing in spots along the water. These stately trees really stand out against the other trees in the area as the unique, peeling bark is pale grey to white. Here’s a close up of the bark of one: