Thursday, December 22, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 8:50AM it’s currently 32 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 29.93” and falling slowly. We picked up 1.5” of snow overnight and have 5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 29.
An upper level disturbance will move across the region today bringing light snow to the region and a mix of light rain and light snow to the larger valleys. We should see 1″ to 3″ of snow today before tapering off tonight. High pressure builds in on Friday bringing dry weather and above normal temperatures. Another upper level disturbance will moves into the region Christmas eve for another chance of light rain and light snow. Dry weather is expected for Christmas day.
We’ll see light snow this morning, then light snow likely or a chance of light rain in the valleys this afternoon. Expect total snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″. Highs will be in the mid 30s with south winds around 10 mph this morning, becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow until midnight. Lows will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 40%.
Friday should be partly sunny with highs in the upper 30s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and south winds around 10 mph.
Saturday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of light rain or light snow. Highs will be in the upper 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 38. We picked up 0.04″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 16.
The record high was 57°F in 1990.
The record low was -20°F in 1955.
Sunrise: 7:25 AM EST
Sunset: 4:16 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 57m
Length of Day: 8h 50m
Tomorrow will be 0m9s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 23.3 days old with 37% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:53 AM EST
Moonset: 12:45 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
The current flowing around Horseshoe Bend in the Huntington River creates and interesting circle of ice when the conditions are just right.