Wednesday, March 15, 2017: Winter Storm Stella
Zowee! Just a little bit ‘o snow here…
This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 16 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 14, barometric pressure 29.35” and steady. We’ve picked up a total of 23.25” of new snow (3”@2:00PM 3/14, 7.25”@6:00PM 3/14, 13”@6:45AM 3/15), and have 22” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 22, and the overnight low was 16.
It’s gunna take a little while digging out this morning…
The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 8:00PM EDT this evening.
The deep low pressure system that delivered Winter Storm Stella is currently centered over central Maine this morning. Snow – along with blowing and drifting snow – will continue on the backside of the system with snowfall concentrated around the higher terrain and western slopes of the Greens tonight into early Thursday. We might see another 4″-8″ out of it before high pressure moves in Friday bringing drier weather conditions. Another area of low pressure tracking east-southeastward from the Great Lakes will bring a chance of additional light snow Saturday into early Sunday.
We’ll see snow and areas of blowing snow this morning with additional accumulations of 3″ to 5″ during the day. Highs will be in the lower 20s with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%. Snow will continue until midnight with additional snow showers likely after midnight bringing an additional accumulation of 1″ to 3″. Lows will be around 11 with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 90%.
Thursday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be around 20 with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 9 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 20s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 10 above.
Last year on this date we had a high of 52 and a low of 35. We picked up 0.27″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 39 and lows of 21.
The record high was 72°F in 1990.
The record low was -12°F in 1993.
Sunrise: 7:03 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:58 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 12h 52m
Length of Day: 11h 54m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 17.3 days old with 93% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:12 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:43 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
I figured it was only fitting to post a shot of the trusty snow stake this morning. It’s been lonely for a while, but now it’s living the dream!