Sunday, March 12, 2017
Did we all remember to “spring forward” this morning?
This morning in Huntington at 8:45AM DST, it’s currently 3 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 3-7 mph. Relative humidity is 68%, dewpoint -5, barometric pressure 30.28”. We have 0.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 9, and the overnight low was -1.
Cold Arctic air remains entrenched across the region this morning and will be with us through early this week, with temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year. A storm developing off the Carolina coast Monday night will move northeastward up the coast and will intensify rapidly on Tuesday, reaching Cape Cod Tuesday night. Snow is expected to develop across the region during the day on Tuesday, and become heavy at times late Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning, before slowly tapering off Wednesday night.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs 9 to 15 above and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy until midnight, then becoming partly cloudy. It’ll be cold with lows around -1 below and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Monday should be partly sunny with highs around 18 and north winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 7 above and light and variable winds.
Tuesday snow is likely with moderate snow accumulation—perhaps 3″-6″ locally during the day. Highs will be in the mid 20s with northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 80%. Snow will continue into Tuesday night with additional moderate snow accumulation of perhaps 2″-6″ locally. Lows will be 15 to 20. Chance of snow is 90%. Wrap arond snow will linger into Wednesday before finally shutting down.
Last year on this date we had a high of 57 and a low of 23. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 38 and lows of 20.
The record high was 63°F in 2012 (we had a high of 62).
The record low was -17°F in 1885.
Sunrise: 7:09 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:54 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 12h 43m
Length of Day: 11h 45m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.
The Moon is the full “Worm” moon (Northeast Native American)
14.5 days old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:07 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:17 AM EDT
Other names for this month’s full moon include: “Fish” (Colonial American), “Lenten” (English), “Wind” (Celtic), “Chaste” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Death” Neo-Pagan Wiccan).
About Today’s Photo:
Capturing water in two of its states: frozen & flowing.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 40mm, ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/15″ exposure.