Saturday, December 10, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently a brisk 18 degrees under overcast skies. Winds out of the SW at 1-6 mph. Relative humidity is 69%, dewpoint 9, barometric pressure 30.31” and rising slowly. We picked up a dusting of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 1.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 31, and the overnight low was 18.
Weak high pressure over the region this morning will deliver a cold and blustery day today with scattered snow showers. Highs will only reach the teens mountains and 20s in the valleys during the day. A low pressure system moving out of the Ohio River valley on Sunday night into Monday will bring a widespread accumulating snowfall with total snow accumulations ranging from 3″ to 7″ inches by Monday afternoon.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a few flurries or snow showers possible. Highs will be around 20F with winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be cloudy early, followed by partial clearing. Lows will be around 11F with light and variable winds.
Sunday should bring a mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. Highs will be around 27F with winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night snow is likely. Lows will be around 23F with winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 90% with 2″ to 4″ inches of snow expected overnight.
Monday, light snow during the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. Highs will be around 34F with winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70% with snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″. Monday night should be cloudy with snow showers mainly during the evening. Lows will be around 28F with winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 40%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 54 and a low of 37. We picked up 0.03″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 35 and lows of 21.
The record high was 61°F in 1966.
The record low was -9°F in 1958.
Sunrise: 7:17 AM EST
Sunset: 4:12 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 01m
Length of Day: 8h 55m
Tomorrow will be 0m48s shorter.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10.6 days old with 81% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:11 PM EST
Moonset: 2:46 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
We are lucky to have a fox sparrow visiting us this time of year. These large, russet colored sparrows breed well north of us in summer and overwinter in the southern US. They’ll be spotted in our area during migrations, however, sometimes they hang out for a bit (as is the case with this little guy.)
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/160″ exposure.