Thursday, March 9, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 9:00AM it’s currently 29 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west gusting to 10 mph. Relative humidity is 58%, dewpoint 16, barometric pressure 29.83” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.11” of rain in the past 24hrs and a 0.25” dusting of snow overnight. Yesterday’s high was 52, and the overnight low was 29.
Signs of Spring:
We had a visit from a bluebird yesterday!
The weather roller-coaster continues! A cold front moving through the region this morning will deliver scattered snow showers and squalls through the morning hours. Gusty winds will taper off later today and then pick up again on Thursday behind a secondary cold front. Towards the weekend there is the potential for snow squalls to develop on Friday as an Arctic cold front brings much colder temperatures to the region.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with numerous snow showers this morning. We may see additional snow accumulations of a dusting to 1″. It’ll be blustery with highs in the lower 30s and west winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers until midnight. Lows will be around 17 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Friday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the upper 20s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. It’ll be much colder with lows around -1 below and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Saturday’s looking mostly cloudy and frigid with highs only around 9 above and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy and cold with lows around zero.
Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and a low of 44. The bluebirds had returned.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 37 and lows of 19.
The record high was 70°F in 2016 (we had a high of 68).
The record low was -15°F in 2007 (we had a low of -18).
Sunrise: 6:14 AM EST
Sunset: 5:50 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 12h 33m
Length of Day: 11h 36m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11.5 days old with 88% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:52 PM EST
Moonset: 4:31 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
No sooner had I cleaned out the nesting boxes in our front field, than this male bluebird came by to check things out! It couldn’t have been more than half an hour! Talk about timing!
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1300″ exposure.