Monday, April 16, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 35 degrees and windy under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 10-15 mph and gusting to 35 mph. Relative humidity is 77%, dewpoint 28m, barometric pressure 30.03” and falling rapidly. We picked up another 0.12” of frozen rain pellets in the rain gauge, a bit more icing, and have 1” hard frozen surface at the snow stake. Yesterday’s high was 32, and the overnight low was 29.
There is a High Wind Warning in effect for our region until 11:00PM tonight.
Deep low pressure slowly moving northeastward out of the Ohio River valley and Great Lakes are kicking up strong and damaging southeast winds across the western slopes of the Greens this morning. Gusts in excess of 60 mph are expected today especially across eastern Addison and Rutland Counties. Elsewhere, winds will generally be 15 to 30 mph with localized higher gusts, as temperatures slowly climb into the 30s and 40s by this afternoon. Periods of rain with pockets of freezing rain east of the Greens will continue today with minimal additional ice accumulation expected. Cooler air developing aloft overnight tonight into Tuesday will produce a mix of rain and snow showers, with some wet snow accumulation possible in the
mountains as the aforementioned low moves over the region. We’ll see a brief break in showery weather Wednesday before a clipper low moves through bringing more showers and mountain flurries Thursday. Unsettled and below average temperaturs will continue for most of the upcoming week.
Today will be windy with periods of rain and areas of freezing rain possible east of the Greens. Highs will be near 40F with ESE winds at 25 to 40 mph gusting to 50 mph locally. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should bring showers with winds diminishing overnight. Lows will be around 36F with SE winds at 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.
Tuesday rain and snow in the morning should taper to light rain late. Highs will be around 41F with WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tuesday night rain and snow showers in the evening should transition to snow showers overnight. Lows will be around 30F with SW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday rain and snow in the morning should turn to light rain in the afternoon. Highs will be around 43F with west winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Wednesday night should be cloudy with lows around 33F and WSW winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low 49. I took my first pond dip of the season. Today we still have 6″+ of ice on the pond…
Burlington averages for this date are a high of 55 and lows of 35.
The record high was 86°F in 2002 (we had a high of 85).
The record low was 18°F in 1908.
Length of Visible Light: 14h 31m
Length of Day: 13h 30m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 55 seconds longer
The Moon is a waxing crescent 0.3 days old with 1% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
The song sparrows are out singing once again despite spring’s slow progress. This fine fellow was in good voice in one of the spruce trees by our pond.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/400″ exposure.