Friday, February 17, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 19 degrees and still snowing under partly cloudy skies (according to the radar imagery, the only snow currently falling in New England is here!) Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 15, barometric pressure 29.80” and rising. We picked up an additional 7.50” of snow in the past 24hrs (3” by 3:30PM yesterday and 4.5” of fluff this morning). We have 20” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 26, and the overnight low was 18.
We’re still under the cyclonic flow from the low pressure now area over the Canadian Maritimes this morning—it’s what’s delivering the last of the snow. A weak ridge of high pressure will build into the region early this afternoon bringing partly sunny skies. A weak warm front will approach the region tonight
and Saturday bumping temperatures into the 40s. Another cold front will move into the region Sunday night, and then a strong ridge of high pressure will be
over the region Monday and Tuesday.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning with a 40% chance of snow showers, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with lows 9 to 15 above and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph after midnight.
Saturday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 30s and west winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 32 and a low of 24. We picked up 0.61″ of rain and were back down to bare ground at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 13.
The record high was 53°F in 1981.
The record low was -21°F in 1963.
Sunrise: 6:48 AM EST
Sunset: 5:24 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 35m
Length of Day: 10h 35m
Tomorrow will be 2m55s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 20.8 days old with 64% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 10:13 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
The fluffy blower-powder that’s fallen in the past 24hrs has bedecked the rhododendrons outside our kitchen window with pom-poms of fluff.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 55mm, ISO 800, f/5.1, 1/500″ exposure.