Wednesday, April 11, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 27 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 26, barometric pressure 30.15” and steady. We have 2” of hard snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 42, and the overnight low was 21.
This morning’s clear skies will give way to increasing clouds out ahead of approaching upper level shortwave trough which will bring light rain and snow showers to the region today. A clipper low will then bring widespread rain on Thursday mixing with a few higher elevation snow flurries. Temperatures will continue to moderate with highs today edging towards 50. There is more active weather in store through the weekend and into early next week when a potent low pressure system heads in our direction out of the central Plains. This will be a fairly complicated affair as the moisture laden low competes with chilly Canadian high pressure to bring a potential mixed bag of precipitation types during the weekend. Stay tuned!
We’ll see sunny skies this moring giving way to cloudy skies this afternoon with a slight chance of some light rain later in the day—mostly in the ‘Dacks. Highs will be around 46F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows will be around 32F with SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday should start out partly cloudy during the morning hours giving way to cloudy skies and rain in the afternoon. Highs will be near 50F with south at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Thursday night should be cloudy with periods of rain early. Lows will be around 39F with south winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.
Friday’s looking cloudy with showers. Highs will be around 46F with NW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Friday night should bring a steady rain in the evening with showers continuing late. Lows will be around 34F with NNE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90% with rainfall around 0.25″.
Last year on this date we had a high of 80(!) and a low of 45.
Burlington averages for this date are a high of 53 and lows of 33.
The record high was 84°F in 1945.
The record low was 12°F in 1974.
Length of Visible Light: 14h 15m
Length of Day: 13h 15m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 58 seconds longer
The Moon is a waning crescent, 24.8 days old with 23% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
There’s still quite a bit of snow up in the high country with a good foot or more of base up at the 1800′ level. While skiing the other day up at Camel’s Hump Nordic, I was stuck by the intensity of the sunshine and the strong shadows it cast across the snow.
Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @ 32mm, ISO 400, f/10, 1/1000″ exposure