Friday, December 16, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently -6 (minus 6) degrees under mostly cloudy skies. A bit of snizzle is falling. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 78%, dewpoint -11, barometric pressure 30.36” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.75” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 5.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 23, and the overnight low was -6.
High pressure and Arctic cold are over the region this morning and will keep things chilly and bright today before some wooly weather arrives Saturday into Sunday. Low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley will bring widespread snow to the region Saturday morning through mid-day. A second front further north along Canadian border will drag a warm front through the region Saturday night into Sunday bringing a mixed bag of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and then all rain later Sunday before tapering back to snow as the storm winds down. Chilly air returns for Monday.
We’ll see areas of blowing snow this morning. It’ll be partly sunny with highs around 9 above and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming southwesterly this afternoon. Wind chill values could be as low as -28 below today. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become cloudy with snow likely after midnight. Snow accumulation should be a dusting to 2″ overnight. Lows will be around 9 above with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.
Saturday snow is likely with total snow accumulations of 3″ to 5″. Highs will be in the upper 20s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow near is 100%. After a break in the precipition Saturday afternoon, mixed precipitation will begin Saturday night with snow transitioning to sleet, freezing rain and then rain. Expect little or no additional snow accumulation. Lows will be in the upper 20s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday rain is likely. Highs will be in the upper 30s with temperatures falling into the upper 20s in the afternoon as a trailing cold front sweeps in. Winds will be southwesterly 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows around zero.
Last year on this date we had a high of 40 and a low of 31. We picked up 0.12″ of rain and a dusting of snow.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 33 and lows of 18.
The record high was 54°F in 1982.
The record low was -18°F in 1917.
Sunrise: 7:21 AM EST
Sunset: 4:13 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m20s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 17.4 days old with 92% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:35 PM EST
Moonset: 9:27 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Our front field had a bumper crop of sensitive fern this past summer. Now, many seed heads are poking above the snow casting shadows in late afternoon sunshine.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 61mm, ISO 800, f/10, 1/500″ exposure.