Tuesday, January 17, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 17 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 15, barometric pressure 30.27” and rising slowly. We have a 0.25” dusting of snow at the stake but the ground is mostly bare. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 16.
There’s a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for our region from 4:00PM this afternoon to 1:00PM EST Wednesday.
Low pressure will move northeast through the eastern Great Lakes today and up the St. Lawrence Valley tonight and Wednesday. A mix of wintry precipitation will begin in northern New York late today, and spread eastward across Vermont overnight, and continue area-wide through Wednesday. East central Vermont should be the big winner getting 4″-6″ while the Champlain Valley may see only an inch or two. High pressure will build in late Thursday bringing dry and unseasonably warm weather through the weekend.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a 50% chance of snow and sleet this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight snow and sleet are likely with accumulations of 2″ to 4″. Temperatures will remain near steady at around 30 with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.
Wednesday should be cloudy with snow likely mainly in the morning. Total snow accumulations of 3″ to 5″ are possible and it’ll be the heavy dense stuff. Highs will be in the mid 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Wednesday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Temperatures will be near steady in the lower 30s with south winds around 10 mph.
Thursday’s looking cloudy with a 30% chance of rain or snow showers. Highs will be around 40 with light and variable winds. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 30 and a low of 20. We picked up 0.18″ of rain and had 1″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 56°F in 1889.
The record low was -22°F in 1974.
Sunrise: 7:23 AM EST
Sunset: 4:41 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 22m
Length of Day: 9h 18m
Tomorrow will be 1m55s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 19.8 days old with 74% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:39 PM EST
Moonset: 10:18 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
I took a stroll along the banks of the Winooski River in Richmond yesterday. This small chunk (mayber and inch or two long) of clear ice caught my eye as it glistened in the midday sun. It wasn’t until I looked at it on my computer that I saw that the ice was perched on small stone!
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 32mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 800, f/6.3, 1/5000″ exposure.