Friday, December 9, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 24 degrees under overcast skies. A few snowflakes are falling. Winds are out of the SW at 1-6 mph. Relative humidity is 72%, dewpoint 16, barometric pressure 29.96” and rising rapidly. We picked up a dusting of graupel yesterday afternoon and have 1.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 24.
A cold front has moved south of the region this morning and will bring daytime temperatures today mainly in the 20s along with a chance of snow showers over
the higher terrain. A ridge of high pressure will build into the region on Saturday bringing fair and dry weather Saturday through Sunday morning. A warm front will bring snow to the north country Sunday night and Monday.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with occasional snow flurries and snow showers. Highs will only be around 25F with winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 40%. Tonight should be cloudy with a few flurries or snow showers possible. Lows will be around 16F with winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday should be cloudy with a few higher elevation flurries or snow showers possible. Highs will be around 22F with light and variable winds. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 13F and light and variable winds.
Sunday should bring a mix of clouds and sun early, then become cloudy later in the day. Highs will be around 28F with winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night should bring snow showers early, with a steadier snow developing late at night. Lows will be around 22F with winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 90% with snow accumulating 1″ to 3″.
Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 26.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 36 and lows of 22.
The record high was 61°F in 1966.
The record low was -10°F in 1902.
Sunrise: 7:16 AM EST
Sunset: 4:12 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 02m
Length of Day: 8h 56m
Tomorrow will be 0m51s shorter.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9.5 days old with 71% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:35 PM EST
Moonset: 1:33 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
I came across a large flock of turkeys working a grain field along State Prison Road on the Monkton/Starksboro border. There were probably 20 or them and they didn’t really seem to pay me much mind as I rattled off a few shots from the warm of my car. A couple would look up occasionally from their pecking to keep an eye on me though.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/640″ exposure.