Friday, February 9, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 6 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 4, barometric pressure 30.50” and rising slowly. We have 9” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 22, and the overnight low was 1.
Low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley will lift a warm front into the region today and remain relatively stationary along the international border through Sunday. This will result in a fairly long duration precipitation event with light snow expected today and Saturday along with some wintry mix on Sunday. High pressure will build in Monday and Tuesday bringing colder and drier conditions. Chances of precipitation will return midweek through next weekend as numerous disturbances quickly move through the region.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with highs around 22F and SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should bring snow showers. Lows will be around 18F with south winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 60% with 1″ to 3″ inches of snow expected.
Saturday should bring periods of snow. Highs will be near 35F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 90% with 1″ to 3″ inches of snow expected and perhaps some mixed precipitation in southern areas. Saturday night should be cloudy with snow showers and some mixed precipitation possible. Lows will be around 25F with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 60% with snowfall around 1″.
Sunday should bring snow during the morning mixing with sleet or rain at times during the afternoon. Highs will be near 35F with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 80% with snowfall around 1″. Sunday night should bring rain, sleet, and snow in the evening then remaining overcast late. Lows will be around 24F with WNW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 80%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 23 and a low of -2. We picked up 0.05″ of rain and 2.25″ of snow and had 5.75″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 11.
The record high was 53°F in 1925.
The record low was -28°F in 1934.
Length of Visible Light: 11h 12m
Length of Day: 10h 11m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 45 seconds longer
The Moon is a waning crescent, 23.7 days old with 34% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
The high country was lovely yesterday as the sun came out lighting up the snow bedecked trees. I was up in the Lion’s Ridge area of the Camel’s Hump Nordic Ski Center yesterday where the powder was plentiful and the forest was magical.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 400, f/14, 1/250″ exposure.