Thursday, February 16, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 24 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 21, barometric pressure 29.45” and rising rapidly. We picked up 3.75” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 13” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 23.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7:00PM EST this evening.
The nor’easter off the New England coast will move east into Nova Scotia later today allowing wrap-around snowfall to gradually taper off across the region by this afternoon, with just a chance for some lingering snow showers tonight. A ridge of high pressure will build in on Friday bringing partly sunny skies and mild temperatures from Friday through the Holiday weekend.
We’ll see snow today with additional snow accumulations a dusting to 2″ before it shuts down later this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 80%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 15 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Friday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs will be in the mid 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 10 above and west winds around 10 mph.
Saturday should be partly sunny with highs in the mid 30s and south winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 25. We picked up 1″ of new snow and 0.10″ of icing. We had 5″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 13.
The record high was 55°F in 2016 (we had a high of 51).
The record low was -26°F in 1943.
Sunrise: 6:49 AM EST
Sunset: 5:22 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 32m
Length of Day: 10h 33m
Tomorrow will be 2m53s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 20 days old with 73% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:24 PM EST
Moonset: 9:43 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
I came across this coyote path while crossing the meadow at Windekind Farm the other day. It reveals the characteristic meader that a prowling coyote will take as it sniffs and listens for prey hiding under the snow.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 800, f/16, 1/1600″ exposure.