Friday, March 31, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 36 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 65%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 30.11” and steady. We have 6.25” of crusty snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 43, and the overnight low was 30.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 2:00PM EDT Saturday.
It’s looking like April Fools’ Day might live up to its name. Low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley and into the mid-Atlantic states today will deliver widespread snow and mixed precipitation to the region today and tonight before tapering off on Saturday. A significant wet snowfall is expected across higher terrain, especially in central and southern counties. Quiet weather returns by Sunday into Monday before additional chances of rain and snow arrive by the middle of next week.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a chance of snow this morning, then rain or snow is likely this afternoon with snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ before nightfall. Highs will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight will bring rain until midnight mixing with snow at higher elevation. We may see additional snow accumulations of 2″ to 4″. Lows will be around 30 with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.
Saturday morning snow is likely changing over to rain in the afternoon with additional snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″. Highs will be in the upper 30s with east winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Saturday night lingering snow showers are likely with additional light snow accumulations possible. Lows will be in the upper 20s with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Final snowfall amounts may be a high as 2″-3″ in the Champlain Valley and 4″-6″ along the western slopes of the Greens. Thermal profiles will play a big role in final amounts as just a degree or two either way can mean rain, sleet, or snow.
High pressure will build in for Sunday bringing mostly cloudy skies with highs in the lower 40s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 65 and a low of 50.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 47 and lows of 29.
The record high was 84°F in 1998.
The record low was 2°F in 1954.
Sunrise: 6:34 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:18 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 42m
Length of Day: 12h 43m
Tomorrow will be 3m3s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3.6 days old with 14% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:04 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:41 PM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
We made a stop by the Shelburne Farms beach yesterday late morning. This beach, like many along this part of the Lake, has an abundance of the distinctive Iberville Shale—grey with shots of white calcite in it. The cliff face on the upper right of this shot is made up of the Iberville Shale. Lake Champlain’s water level is average for this time of year at 96.89″.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 9mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 800, f/14, 1/250″ exposure.