Saturday, February 18, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 22 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 20, barometric pressure 29.74” and falling rapidly. We have 15.5” of snow at the stake (quite a bit of compression from the 20” there yesterday morning!) Yesterday’s high was 33, and the overnight low was 10.
The high pressure that delivered yesterday’s bluebird day will slide to the east today, putting the us into a south to southwest airflow. Temperatures will moderate considerably, with valley highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s today and Sunday. Also, a weak upper level disturbance will bring increasing clouds, with a slight chance for light rain or snow showers mainly tonight into Sunday. The next chance for widespread precipitation will arrive in the middle of next week.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 40s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of sprinkles or snow showers after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 30s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers and a chance of snow showers mainly in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow or rain showers. Lows will be in the mid 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Monday’s looking partly sunny as high pressure builds in. Highs will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be clear with lows 10 to 15.
Last year on this date we had a high of 24 and a low of 7. We were down to bare ground at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 13.
The record high was 58°F in 1981.
The record low was -25°F in 1979.
Sunrise: 6:46 AM EST
Sunset: 5:25 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 38m
Length of Day: 10h 38m
Tomorrow will be 2m56s longer.
The Moon is in its last quarter, 21.7 days old with 54% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:22 AM EST
Moonset: 10:46 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Robin walked out the compost pile on Thursday to dump some compost. After the super fluffy snow Thursday night, her tracks were pretty much covered—showing slight depressions in the snow. During the day, as the snow settled and the sun went to work, the tracks became semi-inverted, sticking up from the surrounding surface of the snow. The snow had compressed from 20″ down to 15″. Quite the fluff factor!
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 400, f/16, 1/500″ exposure.