Saturday, November 19, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 30 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 29.97”. Yesterday’s high was 57, and the overnight low was 30.
There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for our region from 7 am Sunday to 7 PM EST Monday.
High pressure will be sliding to the east today giving us one more day of dry weather and above normal temperatures today. A large upper level low pressure
system and associated cold front will sweep across the region over the next 36 hours bringing widespread precipitation to the area. The precipitation will start out as rain and then change to snow over the mountains later tonight and Sunday before changing over to snow at the lower elevations Sunday night and Monday. Given the longer duration of precipitation, snow amounts will be heavy in the mountains and across the Saint Lawrence valley and north central Vermont.
We’ll see sunny skies today with highs around 62F with winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy early then becoming cloudy with periods of rain late with snow mixing in at higher elevations. Lows will be around 39F with winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Sunday will bring rain and snow in the morning, changing over to all snow in the afternoon. Temps will be nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s with winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip is 100% with snow accumulating of 1 to 3 inches. Sunday night snow is likely. Lows will be around 28F with winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 80% with 3″ to 5″ of snow expected.
Monday should be cloudy with snow. Temps will be nearly steady in the low to mid 30s with winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 80% with 1″ to 3″ inches of snow expected. Monday night will bring snow showers early with a steadier snow developing late at night. Lows will be around 28F with winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70% with snow accumulating 1″ to 3″. We’re looking at totals of 12-18 inches in the northern Adirondacks by late Monday and 8 to 14 inches for the western slopes of the Greens. Valley locations should be significantly less, through the Monday morning commute might be messy.
Last year on this date we had a high of 55 and a low of 49.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 44 and lows of 30.
The record high was 70°F in 1921.
The record low was 7°F in 1924.
Sunrise: 6:53 AM EST
Sunset: 4:20 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 30m
Length of Day: 9h 27m
Tomorrow will be 2m4s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 20 days old with 71% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:54 PM EST
Moonset: 11:35 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Clubmosses aren’t actually true mosses, but more akin to ferns. There’s a nice carpet of them along the Mailbox Trail beaver pond. When you walk through, the spores release into the air on little puffs of yellow.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/11, 1/60″ exposure.