Friday, March 24, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 32 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the SW at 0-7 mph, and it just started snowing. Relative humidity is 33%, dewpoint 9, barometric pressure 30.37” and falling. Snowpack is 11.5”. Yesterday’s high was 34, and the overnight low was 18.
We’ve got an active weather pattern ahead of us for the next several days. A warm front will lift through the region today bringing a mixed bag of precipitation types with snow changing to rain today through tonight. The precipitation will push south of the area on Saturday, but then a cold front will move across the region late Saturday night and into Sunday and Monday bringing a renewed mix of rain, sleet, and snow.
We’ll see a chance of snow this morning, then snow or rain this afternoon. We may see snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ before the transition. Highs will be in the upper 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Tonight should be cloudy with rain until midnight then a chance of snow or rain after midnight. We may see additional snow accumulations of a dusting to 1″. Lows will be in the upper 20s with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs will be around 40 with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows around 16 with light and variable winds.
Sunday rain is likely or a chance of light snow. Expect little or no snow accumulation. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Sunday night rain or sleet are likely with little or no sleet accumulation. Lows will be in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 42 and a low of 27. We picked up 0.07″ of rain and 0.75″ of snow. The woodcocks had returned.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 43 and lows of 24.
The record high was 66°F in 1979.
The record low was -6°F in 1896.
Sunrise: 6:47 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:09 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 20m
Length of Day: 12h 22m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 25.5 days old with 17% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:56 AM EDT
Moonset: 3:24 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
I’m sure many of you have seen or heard the chattering of redwing blackbirds recently as they’ve returned to the region. Our feeder attract them (along with their common grackle buddies) and they hide in the hemlock by my studio stairs before heading to the feeder. It’s a little challenging getting a clear shot of them through the branches—kind of like playing hide ‘n’ seek.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/500″ exposure.