Wednesday, January 11, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently a blustery 41 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 8-12 mph. Clouds are racing northward along the spine of the Greens. We picked up 0.27” of rain and a bit of icing on cold ground surfaces. Snowpack is 3” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 36.
Strong low pressure moving well to our northwest across northern Ontario will continue to bring gusty south to southwest winds to the region this morning. Watch out for icy spots on back roads and sidewalks as there was a bit of icing overnight. Brief high pressure will deliver a dry period this afternoon and much of tonight, before another frontal system with low pressure passing to our west brings additional light to moderate rainfall Thursday into the first half of Thursday night. Temperatures today and Thursday will be well above seasonal averages, with highs generally in the 40s and overnight lows in the upper 30s. More seasonable and drier weather will return Friday and through the upcoming weekend.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today. It’ll be breezy with highs in the lower 40s and southwest winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph this morning. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain after midnight. Temperature will be near steady in the upper 30s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Thursday rain is likely. Highs will be in the mid 40s with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Rain will continue into Thursday night with lows in the upper 20s and west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Total rainfall amounts look to be around 0.30″ in the Champlain Valley to 0.50″-0.70″ over the mountains. Yuck. Some residual snow may fall in the mountains as colder air moves in behind the departing low and high pressure begins to build in.
Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 20s with temperature falling to around 19 in the afternoon. Winds will be northwesteyl 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows around zero.
Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and a low of 14. We picked up 0.88″ of rain and were down to bare ground at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 56°F in 1980.
The record low was -27°F in 1968.
Sunrise: 7:26 AM EST
Sunset: 4:34 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 13m
Length of Day: 9h 08m
Tomorrow will be 1m35s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13.5 days old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:06 PM EST
Moonset: 6:17 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
This interesting layering of ice, frost crystals, and stone caught my eye as I was walking Fargo Brook the other day.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/30″ exposure.