Tuesday, March 21, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently 31 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 29.92” and falling slowly. Snowpack is 11” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 47, and the overnight low was 30.
A weak upper level trough will move eastward across the region today bringing clouds and a few rain or snow showers. An Arctic front follows tonight, bringing
a period of late evening snow showers or localized snow squalls, followed by gusty northwest winds and much colder temperatures. Highs on Wednesday will only reach the upper teens to lower 20s across northern New York and Vermont. High pressure returns Thursday along with moderating temperatures.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a chance of snow showers this morning, then a chance of snow or rain showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 9 above with west winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph after midnight.
Wednesday should be partly sunny with a 50% chance of snow showers mainly in the morning. Highs will only be around 18 with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 6 above and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 20s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows 10 to 15.
Last year on this date we had a high of 40 and a low of 23.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 42 and lows of 24.
The record high was 81°F in 2012 (we had a high of 80).
The record low was -2°F in 2007 (we had a low of -5).
Sunrise: 6:52 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:05 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 11m
Length of Day: 12h 13m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 22.7 days old with 44.5% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:46 AM EDT
Moonset: 12:28 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
Fluffy snow, warm temperatures, and a strong March sun make for some interesting creations. These two twigs, once bent under the snowpack, have sprung up leaving interesting trenches in the snow. Reminds me a bit of a cicada with two antennae.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 800, f/13, 1/800″ exposure.