Sunday, November 20, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 36 degrees and raining under overcast skies. A few wet snowflakes are beginning to mix in. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 29.34” and falling rapidly. We picked up 0.12” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was a stunning 68, and the overnight low was 36.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for our region until 7:00PM Monday.
A strong upper level low across the eastern Great Lakes and a deepening surface low across southern New England will bring unsettled weather across the region today through Monday. Precipitation will be a mix of rain and higher elevation snow as it develops early this morning across northern New York, and during the course of the day across Vermont. Cold air filtering in from the west will allow snow levels to drop changing precipitation over to all snow by tonight. Moderate to heavy snow accumulations are expected across the northern ‘Dacks and St. Lawrence valleys, and along the spine of the Greens. Lower snowfall accumulations are expected in the Champlain and Connecticut valleys. Precipitation will wind down Monday night into Tuesday morning.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with rain and snow this morning, transitioning to snow by this evening. Temps will remain nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s with winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with snow accumulating 3″ to 5″ above 1000’ before nightfall with lesser accumulation in the valleys. Snow will continue into tonight reaching the valley floors overnight. Lows will be around 28F with winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 100% with 3″ to 5″ of snow expected.
Monday snow is likely. Temperasures will remain nearly steady in the low to mid 30s with winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 90% with 1″ to 3″ of snow expected. The morning commute could be a bit messy Monday morning so give yourself some extra time. Snow showers will continue into Monday night and diminish overnight. Low will be around 27F with winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 70% with snow accumulating to 1″ to 3″ inches.
Tuesday should bring occasional snow showers. High will will be around 32F with winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 50% with snow accumulations of less than one inch. Tuesday night should be cloudy with snow showers mainly during the evening. Low will be around 26F with winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 40%.
All told, we should see total snowfall amounts from this event in the range of 1″-3″ in the Champlain Valley, 4″-8″ along the western slopes of the Greens, and over a foot along the spine of the Greens from Killingto to Jay. Snowfall amounts will be highly elevationally dependant so your mileage may vary!
Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 26. We picked up 0.63″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 44 and lows of 30.
The record high was 71°F in 1991.
The record low was 5°F in 1933.
Sunrise: 6:54 AM EST
Sunset: 4:20 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 28m
Length of Day: 9h 25m
Tomorrow will be 2m1s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 21 days old with 60% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:59 PM EST
Moonset: 12:14 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Wild grapes await a lucky bird or deer along Taft Road. They were sour…
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/8, 1/100″ exposure.