Sunday, February 19, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 35 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 29.66” and rising slowly. Our snowpack is down to 12” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 54(!), and the overnight low was 30.
A weak mid level trough passing to our north across Québec today into tonight will bring the possibility of light rain or snow showers. We’ll see increasing clouds, but temperatures will remain in the upper 30s to lower 40s for valley highs. Dry and seasonably mild weather is expected Monday and Tuesday as high pressure moves in. Another weak mid-level disturbance will approach from the west on Tuesday bringing light mixed wintry precipitation. A more significant precipitation system is possible Friday into Saturday.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a slight chance of sprinkles or flurries this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a chance of flurries or sprinkles until midnight, then a chance of flurries after midnight. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Monday should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of flurries in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows around 7 above and northeast winds around 10 mph.
Tuesday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of rain or snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night snow or rain showers are likely with little or no snow accumulation. Lows will be in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 5. Bare ground at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 32 and lows of 13.
The record high was 62°F in 1981.
The record low was -23°F in 1944.
Sunrise: 6:45 AM EST
Sunset: 5:26 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 40m
Length of Day: 10h 41m
Tomorrow will be 2m56s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 22.6 days old with 45% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:18 AM EST
Moonset: 11:22 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
The soft, blowing snow of the other day stuck nicely to the windward side of trees and shrubs up at higher elevations. This hobblebush bud up on Crow Hill had a nice coating of delicate flakes.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 73mm, ISO 800, f/16, 1/640″ exposure.