Saturday, March 18, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently a chilly 1 degree under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint -2, barometric pressure 30.30” and steady. Ou snowpack has settled further to 17.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 35, and the overnight low was 1.
A ridge of high pressure is cresting over the region today and will give way
to a weak low pressure system that will pass to our south on tonight into Sunday. Temperatures slowly climb back toward seasonal norms over the rest of the weekend and into early next week before a mid week trough brings another
round of well below normal temps for the second half of the week.
We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the mid 30s and southeast winds around 10 mph. Tonigth should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be around 18 with southeast winds around 10 mph.
Sunday should be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 30s and light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 16 and north winds around 10 mph.
Monday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 30s and light and variable winds. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 42 and a low of 24. We picked up 0.05″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 41 and lows of 23.
The record high was 76°F 2012 (we had a high of 77. Here begins the weeklong 2012 stretch of record breaking highs…)
The record low was -7°F in 1961.
Sunrise: 6:58 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:02 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 01m
Length of Day: 12h 03m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 20 days old with 72% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:07 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:18 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
While waiting on my studio deck trying to take photos of redwing blackbirds (not much success), I noticed this little tree sparrow hopping about in the branches of the hemlock by our feeders. He was much more patient than the furtive blackbirds…
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/640″ exposure