Sunday, April 15, 2018
Well, this is an interesting morning… This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 26 degrees under overcast skies. We have frozen rain pellets falling. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 24, barometric pressure 30.47” and rising slowly. We picked up an interesting mix of precipitation: 0.32” of frozen rain pellets in the rain gauge that popped out as a friable plug when I inverted the tube, and there’s about a 0.50” layer of a mix of these pellets and ice at the snow stake. Some flat surfaces have a light glazing of ice on them. I’ve never really seen precipitation like this before. Interesting stuff! Yesterday’s high was 42 (at 3:00AM) and the overnight low was 24.
The Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for our region until 8:00AM Monday.
There is a High Wind Warning in effect for our region from 4:00AM to 11:00PM Monday.
Challenging weather conditions continue… A slow moving, moisture laden low pressure system approaching from the Ohio River valley will try and nose warmer air into the region today, but high pressure over northern Ontario continues to hold cold air at the surface. This will result in precipitation falling as sleet and freezing rain. Temperatures today will struggle to make it to 32 degrees by day’s end in the broader valleys. We’ll probably see another 0.1″ to 0.2″ of this mix today before the aforementioned low strengthens into tonight finally changing the precipitation to rain late tonight and through Tuesday. Along with the rain, strong gusty winds are expected to impacte the western slopes of the Greens especially in eastern Addison and Rutand counties. Power outages are a strong possibility. By Monday morning we should be seeing all rain with some mountain snow showers. Rain will persist into Wednesday as the aforementioned low passes through the region and finally exits to the east. High pressure should build in briefly for Wednesday night before the next clipper low moves in Thursday into Friday bringing plain old rain and more normal temperatures. Phew!
We’ll see a mix of wintry precipitation throughout the day today. Highs will be around 31F with ESE winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with 0.25″-0.50″ of accumulation possible. Precipitation will continue tonight and it will become windy. Lows will be around 28F with ESE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday should bring showers in the morning, becoming a steady rain in the afternoon. It will be windy with highs around 38F and ESE at 25 to 35 mph gusting to 60 or 70 mph in the wind warning areas of eastern Chittenden and Rutand counties, and 40 to 50 mph here and farther north. Chance of rain is 80%. Monday night should bring evening rain and wind followed by a mix of rain and snow late over higher elevations. Lows will be around 36F with SE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tuesday’s looking cloudy with rain and mountain snow showers early changing to mainly rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 42F with SW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tuesday night should bring rain showers with mountain snow showers late. Lows will be near 30F with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and a low of 28.
Burlington averages for this date are a high of 55 and lows of 35.
The record high was 82°F in 2003 (we had a high of 80).
The record low was 18°F in 1926.
Length of Visible Light: 14h 27m
Length of Day: 13h 27m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 55 seconds longer
The Moon is new 28 days old with 0% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Willow buds are starting to pop! Despite a the reprise of wintery conditions, the willows in our front field are forging ahead to spring!
Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/800″ exposure.