Thursday, December 29, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 29 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southeast at 3-7 mph. Relative humidity is 74%, dewpoint 21. barometric pressure 29.90” and falling rapidly. We picked up 2.75” of fluffy snow yesterday and have 3” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 32, and the overnight low was 21.
There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for our region from 10:00AM this morning until 1:00PM EST Friday.
We got us a nor’easter on our hands folks! It’s a bit of a two-fister at that. Low pressure will track from the northern Great Lakes eastward across central Canada and a coastal low will form over Long Island area by about noon today and tracks northeastward towards Boston by midnight tonight. Snow accumulations
will range from a couple inches across the Saint Lawrence valley to well over a foot for central and eastern Vermont, especially the mountains. Jay Peak may see two feet. A quick clipper system will bring minor accumulating snow on Saturday afternoon into Sunday. Get your snow shovels ready!
We’ll see light snow starting mid-day today with snow accumulation of 2″ to 4″. Highs will be in the lower 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%. Snow will continue through tonight with snow being heavy at times until midnight. We should see additional snow accumulations of 4″ to 6″ overnight. Lows will be in the upper 20s with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterlyt 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of snow is near 100%.
Friday snow is likely as the coastal low tracks into Maine and put us on the wrap-around side of its flow. We could see total snow accumulations of 6″ to 10″ here in Huntington with significantly higher amounts from the spine of the Greens eastward. Highs will be in the lower 30s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Snow will finally taper off Friday night to cloudy skies with a 50% chance of lingering snow showers. Lows will be around 12 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers in the afternoon as the aforementioned clipper system slips through. Highs will be in the upper 20s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night snow is likely with snow accumulations of 1″ to 2″ possible. Lows will be in the mid 20s. Chance of snow is 60%. High pressure is set to build in New Years Day.
Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 18. We picked up 2.25″ of new snow and had 2.5″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 13.
The record high was 58°F in 1984.
The record low was -29°F in 1933.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:21 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 00m
Length of Day: 8h 53m
Tomorrow will be 0m42s longer.
The Moon is new, 6 hours old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:22 AM EST
Moonset: 5:05 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
A curious coyote (or perhaps a fox) was making the rounds on the snow covered ice of the Mailbox beaver pond.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 800, f/15, 1/1000″ exposure.