Thursday, February 8, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 14 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint 10, barometric pressure 30.28” and rising rapidly. We picked up 4.75” of new snow (not as much as hoped for!) and have 10” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 24, and the overnight low was 14.
Fairly quiet weather is on tap for today with some light snow showers possible in higher terrain. A weak warm front will move through Friday afternoon and evening, bringing more widespread light snow that will taper off Saturday afternoon. We may see a couple of inches out of that. By Saturday night however, another warm front will bring more precipitation, with a rain and snow mix possible—rain being most likely in southern and eastern Vermont while we remain in a cooler sector with mostly snow. Fingers crossed. The pattern will remain active for the next week as well with continued fast moving systems bringing quick bouts of precipitation to the region. Temperatures should remain seasonal, however, some of the precipitation may lean in the wet direction. Stay tuned.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skiew today with a few flurries possible. Highs will be around 21F with WNW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be cloudy early followed by partial clearing. Lows will be around 8F with SW winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday should be overcast wit a few flurries or snow showers possible. Highs will be around 23F with SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night should be cloudy with snow. Lows will be near 20F with south winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 70% with snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″.
Saturday should bring more snow showers. Highs will be around around 35F with WSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 60% with snowfall around 1″. Saturday night should be cloudy with snow showers with some mixed precipitation possible south and east. Lows will be around 27F with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 70% with snowfall around 1″.
Last year on this date we had a high of 45 and a low of 23. We picked up 0.16″ of rain and 1.25″ of snow and had 6″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 11.
The record high was 51°F in 1925.
The record low was -25°F in 1934.
Length of Visible Light: 11h 9m
Length of Day: 10h 9m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 44 seconds longer
The Moon is a waning crescent, 22.8 days old with 43% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Corn stubble marches off into the distance in this view looking east from the Main Road across the old Brace Farm field.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 200, f/14, 1/320″ exposure.