Tuesday, March 7, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 8:25AM it’s currently 39 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-5 mph. Relative humidity is 79%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 30.21” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.05” of rain overnight and have a spotty 1/2” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 32.
Showers will gradually increase across the region today into this evening as a surface occluded front and lifts through the area. The showers will trend more scattered in nature by later tonight into Wednesday when a cold front swings through, then drier weather returns for later in the week. Mild temperatures will continue today into Wednesday before begin to drop again by late in the week and into next weekend.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a chance of rain showers and freezing rain this morning, then rain showers likely this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight showers are likely. Lows will be in the upper 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph and becoming southwesterly after midnight. Chance of rain is 90%.
Wednesday should start out mostly cloudy in the morning, then become partly sunny. There’s a 50% chance of showers in the morning. Highs will be around 50 with light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night rain showers are likely or a chance of snow showers with light snow accumulation possible. Lows will be in the upper 20s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 30s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows 15 to 20.
Last year on this date we had a high of 37 and a low of 31.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 36 and lows of 18.
The record high was 63°F in 1974.
The record low was -18°F in 2007 (we had a low of -20).
Sunrise: 6:18 AM EST
Sunset: 5:48 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 12h 27m
Length of Day: 11h 29m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9.4 days old with 70% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:44 PM EST
Moonset: 2:54 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
On our last day in British Columbia, we took a little hike down to see Canyon Falls in Kelowna. The canyon itself winds up into the scraggly hills surrounding the bustling town of Kelowna, threading between myriad housing developments. Kelowna is booming with houses, hotels, and other construction. We’re not quite sure what makes Kelowna “tick”, but summer tourism on the lovely Okandagan Lake must be one of the prime movers.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 17mm, ISO 400, f/22, 1/13″ exposure.