Monday, January 9, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently -8 (minus 8) degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint -10, barometric pressure 30.65” and rising slowly. We picked up 1.25” of light snow overnight and have 4” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 13, and the overnight low was -8.
Get ready for another roller coaster… High pressure currently over the region will shift east of New England by this afternoon, allowing for developing south winds across the region and the start of a moderating temperature trend. A warm front will bring periods of light snow Tuesday afternoon, followed by intermittent sleet and possible rain Tuesday night along with gusty winds. Another frontal wave passing to our west on Thursday will bring additional precipitation in the form of light to moderate rain. Temperatures Wednesday through Friday will be well above seasonal averages, with highs generally well into the 40s, and perhaps hitting 50 degrees in spots on Thursday afternoon.
We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, becoming cloudy this afternoon. Highs will be around 18 with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 11 and south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting to 30 mph until midnight.
Tuesday should be cloudy with snow likely in the afternoon. We may see snow accumulations a dusting to 2″ inches before the changeover. Highs will be in the lower 30s with south winds 15 to 20 mph and gusting to 35 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 70%. Tuesday night rain or snow or sleet are likely with additional light snow accumulation possible. Lows will be around 30 with south winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with a 30% chance of rain in the morning. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain or snow. Lows will be in the mid 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 41 and a low of 35. We had 2.25″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 57°F in 1937.
The record low was -24°F in 1968.
Sunrise: 7:26 AM EST
Sunset: 4:31 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 10m
Length of Day: 9h 05m
Tomorrow will be 1m27s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11 days old with 86% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:13 PM EST
Moonset: 4:04 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Cold morning temperatures make for lovely frost crystal where the warm open waters of Fargo Brook meet the frigid air.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/160″ exposure.