Monday, March 13, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 6:00AM it’s currently 3 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 74%, dewpoint -3, barometric pressure 30.47” and rising. We have 0.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 18, and the overnight low was 3.
There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 7:00AM Tuesday to 8:00PM EDT
Surface high pressure will crest over the region today with dry conditions and mostly sunny skies. A storm developing off the Carolina coast Monday night will move northeast up the coastline, intensifying rapidly on Tuesday and nearing Cape Cod Tuesday night. Snow is expected to develop across the region during the day on Tuesday, and become heavy at times Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning, before slowly tapering off Wednesday night. Winter’s not done with us yet folks!
We’ll se partly sunny skies today with highs around 19 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with lows around 11 and light and variable winds.
Tuesday will bring snow with accumulation of 4″ to 6″ during the day. Highs will be in the lower 20s with northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%. Snow will continue into Tuesday night with additional heavy snow accumulation. Lows will be around 14 with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 90%.
Wednesday snow is likely with additional moderate snow accumulations possible. Highs will be in the lower 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 80%. Wednesday night snow is likely with additional light snow accumulation possible. Lows will be around 10 above. Chance of snow is 70%.
Overall, we’re looking at total snow accumulations from this storm of 0″-14″ from the Adirondacks eastward across the Champlain Valley, and 12″-18″ east of the Champlain Valley with higher amounts possible across the higher terrain. Some snow may linger into Thursday across higher elevations north.
Last year on this date we had a high of 50 and a low of 27.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 39 and lows of 21.
The record high was 67°F in 2012 (we had a high of 65).
The record low was -7°F in 1948.
Sunrise: 7:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:55 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 12h 46m
Length of Day: 11h 48m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 15.4 days old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:10 PM EDT (3/13)
Moonset: 7:46 AM EDT (3/13)
About Today’s Photo:
A few years ago, I stumbled across what I’ve dubbed the “cellophane effect” when shooting moving water. I found myself exploring it again a bit yesterday as I took some photos along Fargo Brook. The key to achieving the effect is a fairly slow shutter speed (~1/25″) and shooting with the sun in front of you so that the light is bouncing directly off the water towards the lens. The light traces fine squiggly lines across the moving water.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 100, f/18, 1/25″ exposure.