Thursday, January 11, 2018
A thaw is upon us! This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently a balmy 43 degrees under cloudy skies. Wind are out of the south at 3-5 mph. Relative humidity is 67%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 30.20” and falling slowly. We picked up just a trace of rain overnight and have 12.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 38, and the overnight low was 37.
There’s a Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday evening through Saturday evening.
Warm and windy conditions are expected today with rain showers winding down through the morning hours. A more potent system moving out the Great Lakes will pull in tonight bringing rain tonight into on Friday. A cold front moving in behind the low Friday night will bring a wintry mix then heavy snow Friday night through Saturday. We could see 6″-8″ of snow out of this with up to 10″ at higher elevations north. Colder conditions return for early next week with temperatures heading back below normal, but not as cold as our last cold snap.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a slight chance of a rain shower. Highs will be around 48F with SSW winds at 15 to 25 mph. Tonight rain will pull in after midnight. Lows will be around 48F with south winds at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Friday should bring periods of rain. Highs will be around 52F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall possibly of up to 1″. Friday night, rain early should transition to a mixture of wintry precipitation and snow late. Lows will be around 17F with NNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip is 100% with snow and ice accumulating 3″ to 5″.
Saturday snow during the morning will diminish to a few snow showers during the afternoon. Highs will be around 20F with NNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 100% with snow accumulations of 3″ to 5″. Saturday night should be partly cloudy in the evening with more clouds later at night. Lows will be around -5F with north winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 48 and low of 34. We picked up 0.27″ of rain and had 3″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 56°F in 1980.
The record low was -27°F in 1968.
Length of Visible Light: 10h 12m
Length of Day: 9h 7m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 33 seconds longer
The Moon is a waning crescent, 24.4 days old with 27% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Younger beech trees will often hold their leaves through the winter. The dried leaves gradually bleach out over the course of the winter starting as copper in the fall and ending as “ghost leaves” of pale papery white by spring. When the sap starts to flow and the buds start to open, the old leaves will finally drop.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 84mm, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/500″ exposure.