Monday, December 19, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 8:20AM it’s currently -2 (minus 2) degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint -6, barometric pressure 30.77’ and climbing rapidly. We picked up 0.13” of rain and a dusting of snow in the past 24hrs. We have 3.5” of snow at the stake. Quite the transition yesterday midday when the cold front roared through at around noon! Yesterday’s high was 48, and the overnight low was -3.
Strong high pressure will build across the region today with a brief return to cold temperatures. A warming trend will kick in from Tuesday through the rest of the work week as a westerly air flow brings in milder air. The next chance for precipitation will be towards the end of the week as low pressure tracks through the Great Lakes and into the northeast Thursday.
We’ll see sunny skies today with highs around and 1ight and variable winds. Tonight should be clear with lows around 6 and south winds around 10 mph.
Tuesday should be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 20s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s and south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 30s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the mid 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and a low of 26. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 32 and lows of 17.
The record high was 49°F in 1895.
The record low was -16°F in 1942.
Sunrise: 7:23 AM EST
Sunset: 4:14 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 57m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m6s shorter.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 20.5 days old with 67% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:51 PM EST
Moonset: 11:20 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
I came across these snow-capped burdocks along Fargo Brook. I thought they looked pretty dapper in their little fluffy hats!
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/400″ exposure.