Wednesday, March 22, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 6:00AM it’s currently a blustery 18 degrees and snowing under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 5-8 mph. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 15, barometric pressure 29.98” and rising rapidly. We’ve picked up 2.25” of snow and 0.02” of rain in the past 24hrs. We have 12” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 18.
An Arctic cold front moving across Vermont and New York during the pre-dawn hours will bring in much colder air today along with strong and gusty northwesterly winds. Flurries will end this morning, with a few icy spots possible on roadways. Afternoon temperatures will generally range from the upper teens to lower 20s. High pressure moving in for Thursday will result in lighter
winds and moderating temperatures. A warm front will arrive on Friday bringing increasing clouds and mixed wintry precipitation across the region.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with snow showers likely this morning, then partly sunny skies with a slight chance of snow showers this afternoon. We’ve already seen 2.25″ here and might see a tad more. It’ll be brisk with highs only around 16 with northwest winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Tonight should be mostly clear with a slight chance of snow showers until midnight. Lows will be around 7 above with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
Thursday should be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 20s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 17 and southwest winds around 10 mph.
Friday snow and sleet likely with light snow accumulations possible in the morning. Highs will be in the mid 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Friday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain, snow, sleet, or freezing rain. Lows will be in the upper 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 44 and a low of 22.
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 1°F in 1885.
Sunrise: 6:50 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:07 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 14m
Length of Day: 12h 16m
Tomorrow will be 3m6s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 23.6 days old with 35% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:33 AM EDT
Moonset: 1:22 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
I and some intrepid friends made the ascent of Bald Hill on a bluebird day over the weekend. Camel’s Hump was in fine form across the Burrows Trail saddle. And yes, the ski back down was sensational!
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 21mm, ISO 800, f/14, 1/400″ exposure.