Friday, December 30, 2016
Well that was a bust…
This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently 31 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the SW at 5-7 mph. Relative humidity is 71%, dewpoint 22, barometric pressure 29.33” and rising. We picked up a paltry 0.50” of snow in the past 24hrs. It boggles the mind… We have 3” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 32, and the overnight low was 30.
We’re still under a Winter Storm Warning until 1:00PM EST this afternoon.
The low pressure system that dumped snow to our east (Springfield was the big winner with 10″) is moving through northern Maine this morning. As winds shift into the west and northwest today upslope snow will develop with some additional accumulation likely mostly in the ‘Dacks and along the western slopes of the Greens north. We may see a couple of inches wrung out of it, but I’ll believe it when I shovel it. A clipper system will move through the region late Saturday into Sunday bringing widespread light snow.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be around 30 with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers until midnight. Lows will be around 13 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 20s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night snow is likely with light snow accumulation (1″-2″) possible. Lows will be in the mid 20s with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.
High pressure will build in for Sunday bringing partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the lower 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows around 15.
Last year on this date we had a high of 38 and a low of 31. We picked up 0.25″ of new snow and had 3″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 13.
The record high was 51°F in 1990.
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 54m
Tomorrow will be 0m44s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1 day old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:08 AM EST
Moonset: 6:00 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Raccoons stay active year round here in Vermont. I came across these tracks along Fargo Brook the other day.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 21mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/125″ exposure.