Thursday, January 12, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 48 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-7 mph. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 45, barometric pressure 29.84” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.09” of rain overnight and still have 2” of snow at the stake, though our front south-facing field is bare. Yesterday’s high was 48, and the overnight low was 40.
Low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley this morning towards the northeast will pass to our north today bringing more rain today. Highs will be around 50 with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. They’re be a break in the rain later this morning but a cold front pushing through tonight will bring another round of showers through the region until midnight. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow late in higher elevations. Lows will drop into the mid 20s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of snow showers in the morning. High pressure will be building in bringing cooler temperatures with highs in the upper 20s falling to around 17 in the afternoon. Winds will be northwesterly at 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Friday night should be mostly clear and much colder with lows around -2 below and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Saturday’s looking mostly sunny with highs around 17 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 28 and a low of 10. We picked up 0.25″ of snow and had 0.25″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 55°F in 1980.
The record low was -23°F in 1968.
Sunrise: 7:25 AM EST
Sunset: 4:35 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 14m
Length of Day: 9h 09m
Tomorrow will be 1m39s longer.
The Moon is the full “Wolf” moon (Northeast Native American, Medieval Wiccan), 14 days old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:11 PM EST
Moonset: 7:13 AM EST
Other names for this month’s full moon include: “Winter” (Colonial American), “Old” (English), “Quiet” (Celtic), and “Ice” (Neo-Pagan Wiccan).
About Today’s Photo:
Yesterday’s bluebird conditions made for a fine portrait of Camel’s Hump from the porch of the Stark’s Nest at the top of the Mad River Glen Single Chair.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 73mm, ISO 800, f/13, 1/2000″ exposure.