Tuesday, January 3, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 38 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-7 mph. Relative humidity is 75%, dewpoint 30, barometric pressure 30.13” and falling rapidly. We have 2” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 43, and the overnight low was 23.
We’ve got some bleak weather on tap for the next 24 hours. A complex low pressure system moving up the Ohio River valley this morning will redevelop as a coastal low this afternoon and track across Cape Cod tonight, reaching the Gulf of Maine by Wednesday morning. This system will bring a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and rain across most of the region today and tonight with rain being the dominant feature overnight tonight. The Champlain valley should see mostly rain with the more frozen-ish stuff occurring in the St. Lawrence valley and NEK. Snow showers should wrap things up on Wednesday as colder air moves in behind the departing system. Northwesterly winds will then bring seasonably cold conditions toward the end of the work week.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a chance of rain or a slight chance of drizzle and freezing drizzle this morning, then rain likely this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight rain is likely, then rain or snow or sleet or freezing rain after midnight. We could see snow and sleet accumulations of a dusting to 1″. Lows will be in the lower 30s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Wednesday should be cloudy with snow likely or a chance of rain or sleet in the morning, then a chance of snow or rain showers in the afternoon. We could see snow or sleet accumulation a dusting to 1″. Highs will be in the mid 30s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 18 with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Thursday should be partly sunny with highs in the lower 20 and west winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be 10 to 15.
Last year on this date we had a high of 32 and a low of 17. 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 55°F in 2000 (we had a high of 53).
The record low was -21°F in 1981.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:25 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 03m
Length of Day: 8h 57m
Tomorrow will be 1m3s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent (nicely paired with Venus last night!) 4.8 days old with 24% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:34 AM EST
Moonset: 10:13 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
There’s one particular beech tree up at the Camel’s Hump Nordic Ski Center that I like to visit from time to time. It’s obviously been a favorite of black bear as they’ve climbed its smooth bark to reach the beech nuts in the canopy. The claw marks are well defined and deep.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 800, f/10, 1/100″ exposure.