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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

edge-ice

Edge ice and frost crystals on Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 14 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint 10, barometric pressure 30.53” and falling slowly. Snowpack is 3” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 17, and the overnight low was 13.

There is a Wind Advisory in effect from 3:00 PM this afternoon to 3:00 AM EST
Wednesday.

Forecast:

Deepening low pressure over the western Great Lakes combined with departing high pressure over the Canadian Maritimes will funnel increasingly strong and gusty south winds across the region this afternoon and tonight. Wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible across the northern Champlain Valley and the northern slopes of
the ‘Dacks, with peak gusts likely occurring this evening. A warm front approaching from the Ohio River valley will bring increasing cloudiness today, with developing periods of light snow this afternoon into this evening, changing to a wintry mix tonight. Temperatures will trend well above average Wednesday and Thursday with more rain in the forecast for Thursday.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with snow likely this afternoon. Snow accumulations should be around a dusting to 1″. It’ll be breezy with highs in the lower 30s and south winds 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph this afternoon. Chance of snow is 60%. Tonight snow is likely changing over to rain or sleet after midnight. Expect total snow and sleet accumulations of a dusting to 2″ before the changeover. It’ll be windy with lows in the lower 30s and south winds 20 to 30 mph gusting up to 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday should be partly sunny with a 30% chance of rain in the morning. It’ll be breezy with highs in the lower 40s and southwest winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph, then diminishing to 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain. Lows will be in the mid 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph.

Another low pressure system will be heading our way Thursday bringing widespread rain. Highs will be in the mid 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain. Lows will be in the upper 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 37. We also had a record high for our sheltered hollow of 48mph (since eclipsed…) We had 1″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 53°F in 2016 (we had a high of 51).
The record low was -22°F in 1968.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:26 AM EST
Sunset: 4:33 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 11m
Length of Day: 9h 06m
Tomorrow will be 1m31s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12 days old with 93% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:06 PM EST
Moonset: 5:13 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Complex layers of ice and feathery crystals form above the open water of Fargo Brook.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/200″ exposure.

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