Sunday, February 12, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 24 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southeast at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 22, barometric pressure 30.10” and starting to drop. We have 7” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 24, and the overnight low was 5.
There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 10:00AM this morning to 7:00PM Monday.
We’re on track for a widespread significant snowfall to affect the region over the next 36 hours as low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley this morning consolidates into a deepening surface low (bombing out!) in the Gulf of Maine by Monday. We’re looking at a general 8″-12″ snowfall across eastern Vermont and northern New York and 6″-9″ in the Champlain Valley where modest shadowing will be more prominent. After a brief break Monday night into Tuesday, additional light snows are expected Tuesday night into Wednesday as a clipper system swings through.
We’ll see snow mainly this afternoon with snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ by nightfall. Highs will be in the upper 20s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%. Snow will continue into tonight with additional snow accumulations of 4″ to 6″. Lows will be around 20 with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph and becoming northeastelry after midnight. Chance of snow is near 100%.
Snow will continue into Monday. Expect total snow accumulations of 8″ to 12″ with slightly lesser amounts in the Champlain Valley where downslope shadowing occurs. Highs will be in the mid 20s with north winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of snow is 90%. Snow will taper off Monday night with cloudy skies and a 50% chance of lingering snow showers. Lows will be around 13 with north winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Tuesday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 20s and light and variable winds. Tuesday 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 21 and a low of -11. We picked up 2″ of new snow and had 5″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 30 and lows of 12.
The record high was 56°F in 1999 (we had a high of 61).
The record low was -30°F in 1979.
Sunrise: 6:55 AM EST
Sunset: 5:17 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 21m
Length of Day: 10h 21m
Tomorrow will be 2m50s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 16 days old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:19 PM EST
Moonset: 7:47 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Delicate feather frost crystals form near open water on Fargo Brook.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/100″ exposure.