Sunday, December 4, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 29 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 30.21”. We picked up 1.25” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 2” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 34, and the overnight low was 28.
Cloudy skies and lingering morning snow flurries will give way to partial sunshine later today as a weak ridge of high pressure builds across the region. A weakening upper level trough will spread into the region Monday bringing widespread light snow and flurries. It looks like an active weather pattern for work week ahead with several additional systems bringing renewed chances of light rain and snow.
We’ll see cloudy skies this morning, then partly cloudy skies this afternoon. Highs will be around 30F with winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear then become cloudy after midnight with a few flurries or snow showers possible late. Lows will be around 21F with light and variable winds.
Monday snow during the morning will diminish to snow showers during the afternoon. Highs will be around 35F with winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 80% with snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″. Monday night should be cloudy with snow showers mainly during the evening. Lows will be around 26F with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 50%.
Tuesday’s looking partly cloudy with highs around 37F and light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be cloudy with snow showers in the evening and steadier snow likely after midnight. Lows will be around 29F with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 70% with around 1″ of snow expected.
Last year on this date we had a high of 38 and a low of 27. We picked up 0.16″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 38 and lows of 24.
The record high was 65°F in 1982.
The record low was -17°F in 1940.
Sunrise: 7:11 AM EST
Sunset: 4:13 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 07m
Length of Day: 9h 01m
Tomorrow will be 1m13s shorter.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4.4 days old with 20% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:48 AM EST
Moonset: 9:07 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
It was snowing nicely yesterday morning as I headed down to Fargo Brook to take some photos. Large flakes were falling steadily as I set up my tripod in the streambed. After a dry summer, the brook is finally flowing more than the trickle it’s been for quite some time. I had hoped to get a shotlong shutter speed of smooth water and streaks of snowflakes against the dark background, but that was not to be. Interestingly, I had to shorten the shutter speed to around 1/6″ to get any snowflake streaks. I settled for this shot with a 3.2″ exposure as I like the water better.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 100, f/22, 3.2″ exposure.