Monday, January 30, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 22 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint 17, barometric pressure 29.73”. We picked up a 0.30” dusting of snow and graupel in the past 24hrs, and have 2.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 22.
An upper level trough is swinging through the region this morning bringing some snow showers. Weak high pressure will move in today with cooler, near seasonable temperatures. The next organized system will be a clipper low that tracking to our south Wednesday and bringing widespread light snowfall. The second half of the week should be rather quiet as temperatures will hover just above near normal to start February.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 30% chance of snow showers mainly this morning. Highs will be in the lower 20s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers until midnight. Lows will be around 6 above with northwest winds around 10 mph.
Tuesday should be partly sunny in the morning, then beceom mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of light snow in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 20s with light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow. Lows will be around 16 with light and variable winds.
Wednesday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of snow. Highs will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 15.
Last year on this date we had a high of 38 and a low of 21. We picked up 3.85″ of new snow and had 5.75″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 10.
The record high was 57°F in 2013 (we had a high of 59).
The record low was -20°F in 1948.
Sunrise: 7:12 AM EST
Sunset: 4:59 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 49m
Length of Day: 9h 47m
Tomorrow will be 2m29s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2.3 days old with 6% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:37 AM EST
Moonset: 8:05 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Pausing for a moment in my ski around Crow Hill yesterday morning, my eye was drawn by the simplicity of this arrangement of snow and half buried shrubs.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 26mm, ISO 800, f/9, 1/160″ exposure.