Friday, January 12, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 8:20AM it’s currently 54 degrees and raining steadily under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 29.83” and falling. We picked up 0.28” of rain overnight and our snowpack is down to 6” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 54, and the overnight low was 50.
There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 7:00 PM this evening to 4:00 PM EST Saturday.
Gusty south winds will to drive mild temperatures and rain across the region through much of today. The warmth will be short-lived, however, as a strong cold front will cross the region this evening and overnight tonight. Temperatures will fall rapidly below freezing with the passage of the front. Meanwhile, a developing low pressure system moving out of the Ohio River valley will track northeastward along the frontal boundary bringing heavy mixed wintry precipitation to the region tonight through Saturday morning. Impacts will be variable depending on location with up to 10″ of snow near the Canadian border to just of few inches of snow and some ice accretion in southeastern Vermont. We may see 6″-8″ here. Difficult and icy travel conditions are expected regionwide, especially late tonight and Saturday morning. Cold air will be in place Sunday and Monday. There is a chance for additional snowfall Tuesday into Wednesday of next week. Stay tuned!
We’ll see heavy rain this morning becoming lighter later in the day. Highs will be around 56F with SSW winds at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall around a half an inch. Tonight freezing rain this evening will change over to a wintry mix overnight. Lows will be around 14F with NNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with 3″ to 5″ of snow and ice expected.
Saturday, snow during the morning will transition to snow showers during the afternoon. Highs will be around 18F with NNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 100% with snow accumulations of 5″ to 8″. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy and cold with lows around -9F and NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday’s looking partly cloudy with highs around 3F and light and variable windz. Sunday night should be clear and cold with lows around -14F and light and variable winds.
Last year on this date we had a high of 54 and a low of 40. We picked up 0.09″ of rain and had a spotty 2″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 55°F in 1980.
The record low was -23°F in 1968.
Length of Visible Light: 10h 13m
Length of Day: 9h 8m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 36 seconds longer
The Moon is a waning cresent, 25.3 days old with 19% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Our snowpack has taken a pretty big hit in the past 24hrs, going from 12.5″ yesterday morning to 6″ and dropping this morning. The board with the flag next to it is what’s called a “storm board”. I use this board to measure snowfall during a storm, wiping it off after measuring and placing it back on top of the snow. The snow “pedestal” beneath it is typical during fast snow melts.