Wednesday, March 8, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 36 degrees and raining steadily under overcast skies. A few wet snowflakes are mixing in. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 29.91” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.38” of rain overnight, and we’re down to bare ground at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 52, and the overnight low was 36.
A cold front moving through the region this morning will deliver widespread showers and continued mild temperatures today. A secondary cold front will cross the area tonight bringing scattered snow showers and ushering a trend toward cooler temperatures Thursday into Friday. A stronger Arctic cold front will drop through the region Friday night bringing even colder air for the upcoming weekend.
We’ll see rain showers this morning, then occasional rain showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be around 50 with west winds around 10 mph, becoming southwesterly this afternoon. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become cloudy with a 50% chance of rain or snow showers. Lows will be in the upper 20s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 40 mph.
Thursday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers mainly in the morning. Highs will be in the lower 30s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 19 and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Friday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. It’ll be much colder with lows around zero.
Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 33. We picked up 1″ of new snow and had 0.75″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 37 and lows of 19.
The record high was 61°F in 2000 (we had a high of 60).
The record low was -10°F in 1913.
Sunrise: 6:16 AM EST
Sunset: 5:49 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 12h 30m
Length of Day: 11h 33m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10.4 days old with 80% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:47 PM EST
Moonset: 3:46 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
The bright bark of red osier pops against a grey background along the edge of our pond. A dried twist of morning glory hangs in remembrance of last season’s growth.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/100″ exposure.