Saturday, April 1, 2017
Rabbit-rabbit, foolish rabbit!
This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 32 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 30, barometric pressure 29.93” and rising slowly. We picked up 2.25” of dense snow overnight and have 8.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 38, and the overnight low was 32.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 2 PM EDT this afternoon.
Some foolish snow totals from around the region:
5.3″ in S. Burlington
5″ at Maidstone
6.5″ at Smuggler’s Notch
5.7″ at Stowe
5.5″ at Waterbury Center
11.5″ at Bethel (the winner!)
The low pressure system that brought the April Fools snow is currently centered just south of Long Island and will be sliding eastward through tonight. Snow will continue through the morning hours, perhaps mixing with rain as temperatures warm into the upper 30s today. Dry and quiet conditions build into
the region Sunday as high pressure returns. The next chance of precipitation will come in the form of rain or snow on Tuesday as the pattern becomes more active through the middle of next week.
We’ll see snow or rain this morning, then rain likely this afternoon. We might see another inch of snow before the transition. Highs will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of snow or rain until midnight, then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 20s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday should bring a chance of snow showers in the morning. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the lower 40s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Monday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 40s and light and variable winds. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow. Lows will be in the lower 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 66 and a low of 38. Woodfrogs had started squalking in our pond and the phoebes had returned.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 47 and lows of 29.
The record high was 75°F in 1986.
The record low was 5°F in 1923.
Sunrise: 6:32 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:19 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 45m
Length of Day: 12h 46m
Tomorrow will be 3m3s longer.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4.7 days old with 23% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:50 AM EDT
No Moon Set
About Today’s Photo:
April Fools! I figured it was only fitting to select a photo that’s a little out of whack season-wise. Robin & I visttied he ECHO Center in Burlington the other day. Their “Butterflys, Live!” exhibit is in place until Labor Day. There were many species of tropical butterflies flitting about. This clearwing was patient enough to pose for me.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/4.5, 1/20″ exposure.