Friday, February 3, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 21 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 69%, dewpoint 12, barometric pressure 30.07”. We picked up a 0.10” dusting of new snow overnight and have 4” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 28, and the overnight low was 18.
The prevailing moist westerly air flow from the Great Lakes will continue to deliver mostly cloudy skies with periods of flurries and scattered snow showers. An embedded upper-level disturbance in this flow will bring a chance for snow showers during the afternoon hours today with some light accumulations possible—generally a dusting to an inch in the valleys and 1″ to 3″ across the higher summits. High pressure will swing through Saturday and Saturday night, followed by a clipper system bringing light snowfall Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with scattered snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 20s with west winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 50% Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 11 with west winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 20s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 16 and southwest winds around 10 mph.
Sunday’s looking cloudy with highs around 30 and south winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of light snow and lows around 20.
Last year on this date we had a high of 57 and a low of 27. Bare ground at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 10.
The record high was 54°F in 2016 (we had a high of 57).
The record low was -25°F in 1971.
Sunrise: 7:07 AM EST
Sunset: 5:04 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 58m
Length of Day: 9h 57m
Tomorrow will be 2m37s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6.5 days old with 40% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:47 AM EST
No Moon Set
About Today’s Photo:
I came across this spruce tree with several well excavated holes in it up at the Camel’s Hump Nordic Ski Center. Though the holes were probably originally excavated by hairy or downy woodpeckers for nesting, but several other species of birds—including chickadees and titmice—may use these for winter refuge and subsequent nesting in the summer. Tufted titmice sometimes congregate in fairly large groups with 5-10 individuals sharing accommodations on a winter night. Might get a little crowded…