Saturday, April 8, 2017
This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 31 degrees under overcast skies. A few lazy snowflakes are falling. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 28, barometric pressure 29.65” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.25” of rain and 3” of snow (a layer cake of sleet, graupel, and snow) and have 3” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 43, and the overnight low was 30.
Lingering upslope snow showers across northern New York and into Vermont will slowly decrease today with cool northwest winds prevailing. A ridge of high pressure will usher in a period of dry weather for Sunday into early this upcoming week with temperatures climbing to above normal levels. Highs by Monday into Tuesday are expected to be in the 60s to lower 70s regionwide.
We’ll see snow showers this morning, then a chance of rain or snow showers this afternoon with little or now additional accumulation expected. Highs will be around 40 with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain showers until midnight, then clearing after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday should be sunny in the morning, then become partly sunny. Highs will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 40s and south winds 10 to 15 mph.
Monday’s looking partly sunny and much warmer with highs in the lower 70s and south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 41 and a low of 25. We picked up 0.45″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 51 and lows of 32.
The record high was 73°F in 1991.
The record low was 11°F in 1972.
Sunrise: 6:20 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:28 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 07m
Length of Day: 13h 08m
Tomorrow will be 3m0s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12 days old with 91% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:56 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:19 AM EDT
About Today’s Photo:
On our annual neighborhood Mud Walk last weekend, I came across a few downed aspen branches in the ditch along Taft Road. The buds had started to pop displaying their fuzzy innerds. Interestingly, the trees that were standing above hadn’t popped yet…
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 65mm, ISO 800, f/5.3, 1/3200″ exposure.