Thursday, January 5, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 21 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 3-7 mph. Relative humidity is 64%, dewpoint 10, barometric pressure 29.68” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.05” of rain and 1” of snow in the past 24hrs. Snow at the stake is stuck at 2”. Yesterday’s high was 41, and the overnight low was 21.
A series of weak disturbances will kick up lake effect moisture to bring on and off snow showers and snow squalls to the region going into the weekend. Snow accumulations will range from a dusting to 6″ or so in the most persistent activity especially in the western ‘Dacks and northern Greens. It’ll be breezy with winds pushing colder air into our region with below normal temperatures expected by this weekend. This brief cool down will be followed by a warming trend early next week.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a 50% chance of snow showers today. Highs will be in the lower 20s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be around 15 with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Friday should be partly sunny with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be around 20 with light and variable winds. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows willl be around 9 above with light and variable winds.
Saturday’s looking partly sunny with highs around 18 and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 10 above.
Last year on this date we had a high of 15 and a low of -7. We had 3″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 11.
The record high was 57°F in 1950.
The record low was -17°F in 1996.
Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:27 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 05m
Length of Day: 8h 59m
Tomorrow will be 1m12s longer.
The Moon is in its first quarter, 7 days old with 45% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:37 AM EST
No Moon Set
About Today’s Photo:
A light snow is the perfect medium for detecting the comings and goings of critters. This perfect imprint of a red squirrel running shows its back paws registering in front of the front paws as it bounds. You can see each toe and even a bit of claw in the snow.