Saturday, December 17, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 19 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of he SW at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 80%, dewpoint 14, barometric pressure 30.10” and falling rapidly. We picked up a 0.20” dusting of snow overnight and have 5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 15, and the overnight low was 19.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for our region until 1:00PM EST this
Low pressure moving out the Ohio River valley this morning will drag a warm front through the region today bringing light to moderate snowfall this morning, with snowfall amounts of 3″ to 5″ expected with highest amount south around Rutland. After a break this afternoon and evening, a mix of sleet and freezing rain will develop tonight, changing to plain rain across western Vermont and the Champlain islands. Potential exists for around a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation across northern New York
and areas east of the Green Mountains in Vermont. A cold front will sweep eastward across the region with precipitation ending as a few snow showers Sunday afternoon. High pressure will bring quieter weather conditions Monday through Wednesday of next week.
We’ll see snow today with total snow accumulations of 3″ to 5″. Highs in the upper 20s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%. Tonight will bring a chance of freezing rain or sleet or a slight chance of snow until midnight, then rain with freezing rain east likely after midnight. Expect little or no additional snow or sleet accumulation. Ice accumulation of up to a tenth of an inch east of the Greens and in northern NY. Lows will be in the upper 20s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.
Sunday should be cloudy with rain in the morning, then a chance of rain showers or a slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon as the cold front moves through. Expect little or no snow accumulation. Highs will top out around 40 before falling into the upper 20s in the afternoon. Winds will be southwest winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming westerly 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows around zero and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Monday’s looking mostly sunny and chilly with highs around 14 and light and variable winds. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows around 10.
Last year on this date we had a high of 49 and a low of 40. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 33 and lows of 18.
The record high was 56°F in 2000 (we had a high of 54).
The record low was -11°F in 2013 (we hada a low of -14).
Sunrise: 7:22 AM EST
Sunset: 4:14 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m15s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 18.4 days old with 85% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:42 PM EST
Moonset: 10:10 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Cold morning temperatures yesterday led to the formation of wonderful ice crystals on the insides of our garage windows. The crystaline structure of the ice is plain to see here.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/4, 1/60″ exposure.