Saturday, January 6, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently -9 degrees and snizzling lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 79%, dewpoint -14, barometric pressure 30.00” and rising rapidly. We picked up 2” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 15” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 13 (at midnight) but the daytime high was -2. The overnight low was -9.
There is a Wind Chill Warning in effect until 7:00AM EST Sunday.
We’re back in the deep freeze for the next 24 hours with dangerously cold wind chill values of -30 to -45 degrees through tonight with values near -60 on the higher summits. The brisk northwest winds will slowly weaken today, but temperatures will only make it up to the single digits below zero for daytime highs. We’ve got a very cold night ahead of us tonight before a warm up occurs on Sunday afternoon into Monday as low pressure heads our way from the Great Lakes. We should see a few inches of snow from that system Monday into Tuesday morning. Temperatures will moderate significantly towards the end of next week reaching towards 40 by Friday with the potential for some mixed precipitation.
We’ll see occasional snow showers today with highs only around -5F and WNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 40%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows will be -13 to -20 with winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday should be partly cloudy in the morning giving way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. Highs will be around 8F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Sunday night should bring snow showers early with a chance of lingering snow showers later. Lows will be around 7F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 40% with about 1″ of snow expected.
Monday should bring snow showers. Highs will be around 31F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 50% with about 1″ of snow expected. Monday night should be cloudy with late-night snow showers. Lows should be around 29F with SW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 40% with 1″ – 2″ of snow expected.
Last year on this date we had a high of 24 and a low of 10. We picked up 0.5″ of new snow and had 2.5″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 11.
The record high was 62°F in 2007 (we had a high of 62).
The record low was -23°F in 1996.
Length of Visible Light: 10h 6m
Length of Day: 9h 0m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 13 seconds longer
The Moon is waning gibbous, 19.5 days old with 76% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
I and a couple intrepid friends skied the Lion’s Ridge Trail at Camel’s Hump Nordic yesterday. With 10″ of fresh snow and a fair amount of wind (not to mention a high temperature of -2…) there were numerous sculpted drifts in the woods. This one caught my eye.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 34mm, ISO 800, f/18, 1/200″ exposure. Chilly hands.