Thursday, March 31, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently 51 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 1-6 mph. Relative humidity is 51%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 29.81” and falling slowly. Yesterday’s high was 55, and the overnight low was 50.
As we approach the weekend, be prepared for a pretty good roller coaster ride as temperatures climb into the 60s today and tomorrow then plunge on Sunday to top out only in the 20s. Low pressure currently over the western Great Lakes will slowly move towards northern Québec over the next 24hrs dragging a cold front along with showers through the region. A stronger Arctic cold front will follow Saturday night bringing the chance of snow showers and much colder air for Sunday.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 30% chance of showers mainly this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 60s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 40 mph.
Tonight will be cloudy with showers likely mainly after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.
Friday will bring widespread rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 60s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers. Lows will be in the upper 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.
Saturday should be partly sunny with a 50% chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the upper 40s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Saturday night rain or snow showers likely as the aforementioned Arctic cold front moves in. Light snow accumulations are possible. Lows will be in the lower 20s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 20. We picked up 2.5″ of new snow and had 16″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 47 and lows of 29.
The record high was 84°F in 1998.
The record low was 2°F in 1954.
Sunrise: 6:34 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:18 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 43m
Length of Day: 12h 44m
Tomorrow will be 3m3s longer.
The Moon is in its last quarter, 22d 9h old with 52% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:58 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:47 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
We were surprised the other day to come across a wide field of large broken ice chunks along the shores of the LaPlatte River in Shelburne. Apparently one of the last big rains had broken out the surface ice upstream and deposited most of it in this eddy. It was about the size of a football field!
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 640, f/14, 1/125″ exposure.