Sunday, December 18, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 8:35AM it’s currently 45 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 2-5 mph. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 43, barometric pressure 29.55”. We picked up 2.25” of fluffy snow by yesterday afternoon and 0.46” of rain overnight. We have 4” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 33.
A wave of low pressure tracking northeastward through the St. Lawrence Valley this morning is bringing areas of freezing rain to far northern and northeastern New York, and areas of Vermont east of the Green Mountains. Plain rain is expected this morning on the Vermont side of the Champlain Valley with locally warmer temperatures. As the low departs, a trailing cold front will move eastward across the region, bringing in rapidly falling temperatures. Clearing skies and blustery cold conditions will prevail tonight. High pressure will bring lighter winds and quieter weather conditions Monday through Wednesday.
We’ll see rain likely this morning, then a chance of snow showers this afternoon as the cold front swings through bringing snow accumulations of a dusting to 1″. Highs will top out in the mid to upper 40s before falling into the mid 20s this afternoon. Winds will be southwest winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming westerly 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph this afternoon. Chance of precipitation near is 100%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers until midnight, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows will drop to around zero with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Monday should be sunny with highs around 13 and light and variable winds. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows around 8 and south winds around 10 mph.
Tuesday should be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 20s and south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 46 and a low of 33. We picked up 0.28″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 32 and lows of 17.
The record high was 57°F in 1921.
The record low was -13°F in 1919.
Sunrise: 7:23 AM EST
Sunset: 4:14 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 57m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m10s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 19 days old with 75% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:47 PM EST (12/18)
Moonset: 10:48 AM EST (12/18)
About Today’s Photo:
Frost tufts grow from the ice covering Fargo Brook the other day when it was -5 below. Those tufts and much of the ice is now being washed downstream by muddy water that runs in the brook this morning.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/320″ exposure.