Tuesday, April 10, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 24 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint 21, barometric pressure 30.19” and steady. We’ve got 2” of firm snow still at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 20.
A series of upper level shortwaves troughs will track just south of our region today bringing some scattered light rain or mainly snow showers. High pressure will build in briefly Wednesday bringing dry conditions. A clipper low will track out of the Great Lakes on Thursday and slide just north of the border bringing another round of rain ans snow showers. Temperatures, while still below seasonal averages, will begin to moderate by the end of the week.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a few flurries or snow showers possible this afternoon. Highs will be around 42F with west winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 28F and light and variable winds.
Wednesday should be partly cloudy early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. Highs will be near 45F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be cloudy early with partial clearing late. Lows will be around 31F with SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday should start off partly cloudy during the morning hours, giving way to cloudy skies and rain in the afternoon. Highs will be around 47F with south winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Thursday night should bring steady light rain in the evening with showers continuing late. Lows will be around 37F with SW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and a low of 41.
Burlington averages for this date are a high of 52 and lows of 33.
The record high was 81°F in 1945.
The record low was 16°F in 1975.
Length of Visible Light: 14h 12m
Length of Day: 13h 12m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 59 seconds longer
The Moon is a waning crescent, 24 days old with 31% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
I came across this set of bear tracks skiing yesterday morning up at Camel’s Hump Nordic (where there is still quite a lot of snow!) With bears awake now, it’s important to bring your bird feeders in for the season as you don’t want to attract them. As the saying goes, “a fed bear is a dead bear”, as any bear that become habituated to easy human provided food will quickly be deemed a “nuisance” and have to be put down by Fish & Game officers…
Here’s a close up of one of the tracks with my glove for scale: