Saturday, April 14, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 33 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the east at 0-5 mph. Relative humidity is 83%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 30.13” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.63” of rain overnight and there are a few ice pellets on the back deck. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight temperature topped out at 40 at 3:00AM and has been dropping since.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for our region from 8:00AM this morning until 8:00PM Sunday.
An active and complicated weather pattern will be in place across the
region through Monday night. High pressure to our north will push an intensifying cold front southward across the region today, changing rain
early this morning to a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain from north to south by early afternoon. The front will stall to our south through early Sunday, keeping wintry mixed precipitation in place across the region. The front will then lift back north as a warm front Sunday afternoon as deep, moisture laden low pressure approaches from the Ohio River valley. This will allow the mixed precipitation to change back over to all rain from the Champlain Valley west by Sunday afternoon with pockets of mixed precipation and icing continuing east. By Sunday morning, we could see 2″-5″ of accumulating snow/sleet from Route 2 north with a trace to 2″ in the Champlain Valley. Icing is also a concern with the potential for power outages from downed trees. Briefly warmer temperatures arrive on Monday with gusty southeast winds, more rain, and the threat for minor flooding on rivers and streams due to the combination of rain and snowmelt.
We’ll see light freezing rain this morning changing over to a wintry mix. Highs will be around 32F with north winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. with a trace to 2″ of snow and ice expected. Tonight should be cloudy with snow. Lows will be around 23F with NE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 100% with 2″ to 4″ of snow expected.
Sunday morning snow should transition to a wintery mix and rain during the afternoon with some icing possible east over higher elevations. Highs will be around around 30F with east winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with a trace to 2″ of snow and ice expected. Sunday night should be cloudy with light freezing rain expected. Some icing possible. Lows will be around 27F with ESE winds at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday should bring freezing rain early transitioning to rain in the afternoon. It will be windy with highs around 39F and ESE winds at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Monday night should bring occasional rain with some snow mixing in late. Lows will be around 33F with ESE winds at 15 to 25 mph, becoming NNW and decreasing to less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 60 and a low of 27.
Burlington averages for this date are a high of 54 and lows of 34.
The record high was 84°F in 1968.
The record low was 17°F in 1923.
Length of Visible Light: 14h 24m
Length of Day: 13h 24m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 56 seconds longer
The Moon is 27 days old with 3.7% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
The patch of blood root along Fargo Brook is starting to emerge, pushing its way up through the soil and moss. This little sprout was about half-an-inch high.
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/8, 1/125″ exposure.