Wednesday, January 25, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 27 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 29.58” and rising. We picked up a 1.30” layer cake of frozen sleet, snow, a thin créme brûlée crust of ice, and a dusting of powder on top. We have 2.75” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 34, and the overnight low was 26.
Low pressure over the Gulf of Maine this morning will move northeast into the Canadian Maritimes later today. An upper level trough will move east from the Great Lakes late tonight and Thursday bringing a chance for rain and snow showers to the region late tonight and Thursday. Cyclonic flow aloft will deliver colder air and a chance of snow showers from Friday through this weekend, though temperatures will remain 6-8 degrees above seasonal averages.
We’ll see cloudy skies with a 20% chance of snow showers this morning. Highs will be in the mid 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers after midnight. Temperatures will remain near steady at around 30 with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph after midnight.
Thursday should be cloudy with snow showers early possibly mixing with rain in the afternoon. We may see snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Thursday night snow showers are likely with additional light snow accumulations possible. Lows will be in the upper 20s with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.
Friday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Friday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the lower 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 37 and a low of 9. We picked up 0.50″ of snow and had 5″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 55°F in 1938.
The record low was -19°F in 1912.
Sunrise: 7:17 AM EST
Sunset: 4:52 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 38m
Length of Day: 9h 35m
Tomorrow will be 2m19s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 27 days old with 7% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:15 AM EST
Moonset: 2:57 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
We’ve been seeing a pretty good herd of mourning doves from time to time here at our feeder. As many as 15 will show up at a time to browse below the feeders and then fly off in a whistling whir of wings when startled. These two (along with a few others) were perched in a poplar above Fargo Brook.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/500″ exposure.