Wednesday, December 14, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 29 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 29.91” and rising slowly. We picked up a dusting of snow overnight and have 4.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 29.
We’re in for a bit of a roller coaster going into this coming weekends. A series of cold fronts moving across the region over the next 24 hours will produce occasional Lake Effect snow showers and snow squalls especially in the St. Lawrence valley and downwind into northern Vermont. A few inches might come down in the path of these bands in the northern mountains of Vermont from Mt. Mansfield north to Jay. Frigid arctic air will move into the region Thursday night into Friday with temperatures dropping to -10 below Thursday night along with gusty winds. Windchill values will be severe. Low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley Saturday will drag a warm front through the region bringing first snow then a mixed bag Sunday as temperatures warm to near 40 Sunday.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 20s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonigh snow showers are likely with total snow accumulation of 1″ to 3″. Lows will be around 12 with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.
Thursday should start out mostly cloudy in the morning, then become partly sunny as the cold air begins to move in. There’s a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be around 13 with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. It’ll be cold with lows around -7 below and northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind chill values could be as low as -32 below.
Friday’s looking partly sunny with a 40% chance of snow showers. Highs will only be around 5 above with west winds 10 to 15 mph with wind chill values as low as -30 below. Friday night snow showers are likely with little or no snow accumulation expected. Lows will be zero to 5 above. Chance of snow is 70%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 58 and a low of 40. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 34 and lows of 19.
The record high was 63°F in 1901.
The record low was -11°F in 1933.
Sunrise: 7:20 AM EST
Sunset: 4:13 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 59m
Length of Day: 8h 52m
Tomorrow will be 0m29s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 15 days old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:24 PM EST (12/14)
Moonset: 7:35 AM EST (12/14)
About Today’s Photo:
Back in 2014 we had the heaviest snowfall we’d ever seen here—a dump of 18″ total between December 11-13 of very heavy snow. Trees and power lines were down throughout the region.