Saturday, February 11, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 8:20AM it’s currently 20 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 78%, dewpoint 14, barometric pressure 29.95” and falling slightly. We picked up 1” of new snow overnight and have 7” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 12, and the overnight low was 8.
There is a Winter Storm Watch in effect for our region from Sunday morning through Monday evening.
A weak clipper system is currently crossing the region this morning bringing light snow and flurries which will taper off by midday. A more potent low pressure system will move out of the Ohio River valley late tonight and spin up as a nor’easter in the Gulf of Maine bringing a significant snowfall to the region Sunday afternoon into Monday. Forecasts call for 8-14″ of snow over 36 as the storm moves northeastward into the Canadian Maritimes Monday and delivers some wrap-around snow to Vermont on the backside. Highest snowfall amounts should be in coastal Maine, but it looks like we may get a good shot! We’ll see!
We’ll see cloudy skies today with light snow likely mainly this morning. Highs will be in the mid 20s with south winds around 10 mph this morning, becoming light and variable. Chance of snow is 60%. Tonight should be cloudy with lows around 18 and light and variable winds.
Sunday will bring snow mainly in the afternoon. Expect snow accumulations of 2″ to 4″ during the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 90%. Sunday night snow is likely with additional heavy snow accumulations. Lows will be in the lower 20s with east winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 90%.
Snow will continue into Monday with additional light snow accumulations. Highs will be in the upper 20s with north winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 90%. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers as a brief ridge of high pressure builds in. Lows will be around 20.
Last year on this date we had a high of 20 and a low of 1. We picked up 4″ of new snow and had 4.5″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 30 and a low fo 12.
The record high was 58°F in 1981.
The record low was -27°F in 1979.
Sunrise: 6:57 AM EST
Sunset: 5:15 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 18m
Length of Day: 10h 18m
Tomorrow will be 2m48s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 14.1 days old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:13 PM EST
Moonset: 7:13 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
The fringe ice along Fargo Brook can take on some interesting formations. I’m seeing cauliflower on the left side here…
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/125″ exposure.