Monday, March 6, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently 13 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 78%, dewpoint 9, dewpoint 30.55” and steady. We have 1” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 21, and the overnight low was 1.
Signs of Spring:
Redwing blackbirds have returned!
High pressure will slide off the New England coast today allowing much milder air to stream into the region. A few light showers or a period of light mixed precipitation is possible across mainly northern counties overnight. Steadier more widespread rain showers are expected on Tuesday into Tuesday night as an occluded front moves into the region from the Great Lakes and Ohio River valley. Behind this front a gradual cool down is expected later in the work week
with mainly dry weather.
We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs bumping up into the upper 30s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of sleet or a slight chance of snow showers until midnight, then a chance of sleet and freezing rain after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 20s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tuesday will bring a chance of rain showers and freezing rain in the morning, then rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 40s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Tuesday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the upper 30s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.
Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain or snow showers. Lows will be in the mid 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 13.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 36 and lows of 18.
The record high was 61°F in 1894.
The record low was -20°F in 1948.
Sunrise: 6:20 AM EST
Sunset: 5:46 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 12h 24m
Length of Day: 11h 26m
Tomorrow will be 3m3s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8.3 days old with 60% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:46 AM EST
Moonset: 1:55 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
As I came down the studio stairs yesterday afternoon, I heard the unmistakable call of a redwing blackbird. He was perched in the birch tree by the side of the house. Grabbing my camera, I was able to get this so-so shot of him with the first quarter moon behind before he flew away. First sign of spring for me!
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/320″ exposure.