Monday, January 2, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 20 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 18, barometric pressure 30.51” and rising slowly. Snowpack is 2”. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 18.
Surface high pressure over the region this morning will provide dry weather before shifting north and east this evening. A complex low pressure system over the southern Appalachians will redevelop off the mid-Atlantic coast late Monday
night into Tuesday and track into the Gulf of Maine by Wednesday morning. This system will bring a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain early Tuesday, before changing to mainly rain across most of the region. As the low pulls away from the region Wednesday, precipitation may end as a period of snow or snow
showers. Cool high pressure will deliver seasonably cold conditions toward the end of the work week.
We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 30s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become cloudy with a 40% chance of snow or sleet after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 20s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday will bring sleet, rain, or freezing rain in the morning, changing over to all rain in the afternoon. Expect little or no sleet accumulation with a trace of ice accumulation especially in the ‘Dacks and NEK. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Rain will continue into Tuesday night with near steady temperature in the mid 30s and southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.
Wednesday should bring mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain or wraparound snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 30s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be 15 to 20.
Last year on this date we had a high of 31 and a low of 27. 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 59°F in 1890.
The record low was -21°F in 1968.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:24 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 02m
Length of Day: 8h 56m
Tomorrow will be 0m59s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4 days old with 16% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:02 AM EST
Moonset: 9:07 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
We journeyed over to the Blueberry Lake XC Center in Warren yesterday to see if they had any more snow than we did (they did but only marginally…) I caught this long southerly view of Burnt Rock Mt. and Camel’s Hump from the top of one of the many meadows that the ski trails wind through.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/2500″ exposure.