Tuesday, January 31, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 1 degree under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint -2, barometric pressure 29.94”. We picked up 0.5” of new snow overnight and have 3” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 26, and the overnight low was 0.
Weak high pressure over the region this morning will give way to a clipper low that will track to our south bringing widespread light snowfall tonight night and Wednesday. The second half of the week looks quiet under a persistent northwest flow that will deliver with some light snow showers mainly in the higher elevations. Seasonable temperatures are expected to start February but trend colder than normal as we head toward the weekend.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 20s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with light snow likely mainly after midnight. We could see snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ overnight with highest amounts south. Lows will be around 18 with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 70%.
Wednesday should bring light snow with total snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ with highest amounts south and east. Highs will be in the upper 20s with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 80%. Wednesday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 18 with southwest winds around 10 mph.
Thursday’s looking cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers as a weak cold front swings through. Highs will be in the lower 20s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows 5 to 10 above.
Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 29. We had 4.75″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 10.
The record high was 56°F in 1988.
The record low was -27°F in 1920.
Sunrise: 7:10 AM EST
Sunset: 5:00 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 51m
Length of Day: 9h 49m
Tomorrow will be 2m30s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3.3 days old with 12% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:09 AM EST
Moonset: 9:13 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
While skiing around Crow Hill the other day, I came across a set of ermine (short-tailed weasel) tracks. The critter was bounding about investigating under logs and around trees. The photo (top) shows a typical set of tracks with the ermine headed towards the camera. The photo below shows the tracks up close where it had paused briefly under a log.