Thursday, February 9, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 13 degrees and snowing under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint 10, barometric pressure 29.81” and steady. We picked up 0.05” of rain yesterday morning and 1” of snow overnight. We have 5.75” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 45, and the overnight low was 13.
A nor’easter moving up the coast today will bring widespread snow to southern areas of Vermont and maybe a couple to 3″ here. Very cold air will move in on the backside of the departing low dropping temperatures into the single digits either side of zero tonight with barely a bump Friday. A clipper system will move through Friday night into Saturday bringing the potential for a few more inches of snow.
We’ll see snow, mainly this morning with total snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″. Highs will be around 13 this morning drop into the single digits this afternoon with horth winds around 10 mph and increasing to 15 to 20 mph this afternoon. Chance of snow is near 100%. Tonight should be cloudy with areas of blowing snow until midnight. And a 40% chance of snow showers mainly after midnight. Lows will be around 3 above with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Friday should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs will be around 6 above with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Friday night snow showers are likely with light snow accumulations possible. Lows will be around 3 above with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 60%.
Saturday snow showers are likely with additional light snow accumulations possible. Highs will be in the upper 20s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 60%. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 20.
Last year on this date we had a high of 28 and a low of 16. We picked up 0.75″ of new snow and had 0.75″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 11.
The record high was 53°F in 1925.
The record low was -28°F in 1934.
Sunrise: 6:59 AM EST
Sunset: 5:13 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 13m
Length of Day: 10h 13m
Tomorrow will be 2m46s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13 days old with 96% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:59 PM EST
Moonset: 5:51 AM EST
There will be a penumbral lunar eclipse tomorrow night starting at 5:34PM when the moon rises. More on that in tomorrow’s blog post.
About Today’s Photo:
I’m constantly attracted to open water flowing this time of year. Something about the contrast of dark water and white snow, and the lacy fringe of ice between the two…
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 26mm, ISO 100, f/18, 1/15″ exposure.