Wednesday, December 28, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 30 degrees and snowing lightly under overcasts skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 29.97” and rising rapidly. We’ve picked up just a dusting of snow so far and have a spotty 1.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 48, and the overnight low was 30.
There’s a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 10:00AM Thursday to 1:00PM
Variable clouds along with a few morning flurries or snow showers are expected today as temperatures settle back to more typical late December values. A rapidly deepening coastal storm will track across eastern New England later tomorrow into Friday bringing significant snowfall across eastern Vermont counties, New Hampshire, and Maine. Quieter weather is expected on Saturday before a clipper system brings more snow showers Saturday night into Sunday.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 40% chance of snow showers this morning courtesy of a weak cold front currently moving across the region. Highs will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s and light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph after midnight.
Thursday will bring snow with a dusting to 2″ west of the Greens. Highs will be in the lower 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 90%. Snow will continue into Thursday night with additional moderate snow accumulation likely. Lows will be in the mid 20s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 90%.
Friday snow is likely with additional light snow accumulation possible. Highs will be around 30 with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be 10 to 15. At this point it’s looking like we’ll see 2″ to 7″ here in Huntington, with higher totals —7″ to 14″— east of the Greens into New Hampshire and Maine. A jiggle in the storms track east or owest could alter these number signifcantly.
Last year on this date we had a high of 28 and a low of 15. We picked up 0.23″ of rain and 0.50″ of snow and had 0.50″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 13.
The record high was 57°F in 1982.
The record low was -16°F in 1933.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:20 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 59m
Length of Day: 8h 52m
Tomorrow will be 0m36s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 28.7 days old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:32 AM EST
Moonset: 4:14 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
The Fargo family had a farm off Taft Road right along where the Mainbox Trail used to go. The cellar hole for the house is still there (with an old gas range disintegrating in it) along with a barn foundation and the concrete ring of the silo. Bits and pieces of farm life can be found here and there including this rusting milk can.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 37mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/250″ exposure.