Wednesday, October 26, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently 33 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 30.35” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 33.
The low pressure system over the Canadian Maritimes that has produced cool temperatures and mountain snow showers over the past several days will slowly weaken today allowing for a bit of sunshine to peek though by this afternoon as weak high pressure builds in. Temperatures will continue to be below normal with lighter winds. The next weather maker arrives late Thursday night into Friday with mainly a cold rain in the valleys and mixed rain and snow in the mountains. A wet snow accumulation of several inches is possible overnight in the mountains Thursday night.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a chance of snow showers this morning, then partly sunny skies with a slight chance of snow showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and light and variable winds.
Thursday should start out partly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with rain in the afternoon as the aforementioned low moves in. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Thursday night should be rainy and breezy with lows in the mid 30s and southeast winds 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.
Rain should continue into Friday with highs in the mid 40s and west winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 25.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 53 and lows of 36.
The record high was 75°F in 1963.
The record low was 19°F in 1941.
Sunrise: 7:21 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:49 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 27m
Length of Day: 10h 27m
Tomorrow will be 2m49s shorter.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 25.5 days old with 17% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:10 AM EDT
Moonset: 4:14 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
We took a little hike up Gile Mountain in Norwich the other day. From the fire tower at the top of the diminutive 1873′ summit, the 360 degree views are quite spectacular. Low clouds hemmed in the view of the White Mountains, but Camel’s Hump was visible to the northwest sporting its fresh covering of snow.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 640, f/13, 1/640″ exposure.