Sunday, February 5, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 24 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 58%, dewpoint 11, barometric pressure 29.94” and falling rapidly. We have 5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 27, and the overnight low was 23.
We’ve got an active period of weather ahead of us as the roller-coaster returns. A clipper low will bring snow and mild temperatures this afternoon. Weak high pressure will build in for Monday bringing some clearing and cooler temperatures. Then a more robust low pressure system will bring a wintry mix by mid week.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 20% chance of snow showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers mainly until midnight. Lows will be around 15 with west winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 mph after midnight and gusting up to 35 mph.
Monday should be partly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of light snow in the afternoon. Highs will be around 18 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be cloudy with a 30% chance of light snow. Lows will be around 15 with light and variable winds.
Tuesday snow is likely with light snow accumulations possible. Highs will be in the lower 30s with woutheast winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 90%. Tuesday night things will start to get messy with snow, sleet, or rain. An additional light snow accumulation is possible. Lows will be in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 31 and a low of 16. Bare ground at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 11.
The record high was 51°F in 1991.
The record low was -27°F in 1908.
Sunrise: 7:05 AM EST
Sunset: 5:07 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 03m
Length of Day: 10h 02m
Tomorrow will be 2m40s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 8.6 days old with 63% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:08 PM EST
Moonset: 1:51 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
“A” is for “abstract”. I particularly like how the fluffy snow has settled around the stems leaving little mounds where they enter the snowpack.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 77mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/3200″ exposure.