Saturday, December 24, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently a balmy 40 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 40%, dewpoint 18, barometric pressure 30.01” and falling rapidly. Snowpack is 5.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 33.
A weak area of low pressure passing to our north this morning will bring light snow to the region this morning, and some areas of drizzle this afternoon before high pressure returns for Christmas day. More mixed precipitation is expected Monday evening and night, with cooler and more seasonable weather returning for the middle to end of next week.
We’ll see a chance of snow or rain this morning, then rain likely with a slight chance of drizzle this afternoon. Expect little or no snow accumulation. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 20% chance of drizzle and a slight chance of freezing drizzle or snow showers after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 20s with west winds 15 to 20 mph.
Sunday should be partly sunny and seasonable with highs in the mid 20s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows around 3 above and northeast winds around 10 mph.
Monday should be cloudy with a chance of freezing rain in the northern ‘Dacks and east of the Greens. Highs will be in the mid 30s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Monday night rain is likely. It’ll be breezy with lows in the mid 30s. Chance of rain is 70%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 66 and a low of 33. We picked up 0.23″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 30 and lows of 15.
The record high was 68°F in 2015 (we had a high of 66).
The record low was -18°F in 1989.
Sunrise: 7:26 AM EST
Sunset: 4:17 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m17s longer.
The Moon is a waning cresent, 25 days old with 20% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:49 AM EST
Moonset: 1:42 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
I like the way the morning sunlight backlights the snow lining this apple twig.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/1300″ exposure.