Sunday, January 1, 2017: New Year’s Day
Happy New Year and Rabbit-Rabbit (rabbit-rabbit)!
This morning in Huntington at 9:00AM it’s currently 24 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 3-6 mph. Relative humidity is 64%, dewpoint 23, barometric pressure 29.97” and rising rapidly. We have 2” of snow at the stake and got bupkis of new snow yesterday… Yesterday’s high was 35 and the overnight low was 34.
A ridge of high pressure will build into the region this afternoon and will remain over the region through Monday with clearing skies and mild temperatures. A complex storm system will bring mixed precipitation Monday night and early Tuesday. Precipitation is expected to become plain rain Tuesday afternoon and continue into Tuesday night (ugh), as temperatures climb above freezing. Colder air will return to the region on Wednesday and will remain with us for the remainder of the week.
We’ll see cloudy skies with a slight chance of snow showers this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 13 and light and variable winds.
Monday should be partly sunny with highs in the mid 30s and light and variable winds. Monday night should be cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and south winds around 10 mph.
Tuesday rain is likely with a chance of freezing rain in the morning. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds around 10 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tuesday night rain or snow likely with little or no snow accumulation. Lows will be in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 29. We had 1.25″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 12.
The record high was 56°F in 1966.
The record low was -17°F in 1970.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:23 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 02m
Length of Day: 8h 55m
Tomorrow will be 0m54s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2.9 days old with 9.3% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:27 AM EST
Moonset: 8:03 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
I posted a photo of one of the two eastern cottontails who show up every morning under the hemlock by our bird feeder. They were there again this morning, and I thought it appropriate to do a double rabbit-rabbit for New Years. I put a call out for naming the two, and a young reader suggested Stella & Rodney. Stella is on the left (she-or he) has a small white blaze on her foreheard.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-3o0mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/160″ exposure.