Thursday, December 15, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 15 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 74%, dewpoint 8, barometric pressure 29.65”. We picked up 2.25” of fluffy snow overnight and have 6.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 32, and the overnight low was 15.
There is a Wind Chill Warning in effect for our region from 4 PM this afternoon to 11 am EST Friday.
Frigid arctic air is poised at our doorstep this morning and will dominate our weather for the next two days. A series of cold fronts will move across the region today and tomorrow bringing occasional snow showers and snow squalls, with sudden changes in visibilities and the potential to drop a couple inches of snow in a short period of time. Bitterly cold wind chill values are expected
tonight into Friday with values between -10 and -30 degrees below zero. A warm front will lift into the region on Saturday bringing widespread snow Saturday and mixed precipitation Sunday as temperatures warm to near 40.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of snow showers this morning, then partly sunny skies with a chance of snow showers this afternoon. Highs will be around 14 with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 40%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. It’ll be much colder with lows around -7 below with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Wind chill values will be as low as -29 below.
Friday should be partly sunny with a 30% chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs will only be around 11 with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night snow is likely with light snow accumulation. Lows will be around 6 above with south winds around 10 mph with gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 80%.
Saturday will bring more snow with additional light snow accumulations. Highs will be in the lower 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%. Saturday night should bring a mixed bag of precipitation with little or no additional snow accumulation. Lows will be in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
Last year on this date we had a high of 57 and a low of 35. We picked up 0.31″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 33 and lows of 19.
The record high was 62°F in 1901.
The record low was -12°F in 1943.
Sunrise: 7:21 AM EST
Sunset: 4:13 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 52m
Tomorrow will be 0m25s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 16.3 days old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:28 PM EST
Moonset: 8:35 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
The view from Mad River Glen’s Single Chair yesterday afternoon was quite nice. Looking northwest over the Appalachian Gap, you can make out Camel’s Hump and the Huntington River valley.