Tuesday, October 16, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 37 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 30.00” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.27” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 59 (at 7:35PM), and the overnight low was 36.
With the passage of a cold front overnight and a building ridge of high pressure over the region this morning, we’ll see a dry day today with gusty winds developing and seasonably cool temperatures. Another trough will move through the region Wednesday bringing more showers and mountain snow. Based on the positions of the arctic jet, higher elevations will see several rounds of light snow through the week with near normal to below normal temperatures persisting through the week and into the weekend. Thursday has the potential to set some record minimum high temperatures as abnormally cold air aloft moves across the region. We’ll struggle to see 40 degrees that day.
We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a high near 46 and west winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a low around 38 and south winds 10 to 14 mph gusting to 24 mph.
Wednesday should bring a 50% chance of showers. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a high near 45 and souths wind 11 to 15 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon. Wednesday night should bring a 30% chance of rain and snow showers. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 28 and northwest winds 13 to 16 mph gusting to 29 mph. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.
Thursday’s looking mostly sunny and chilly with a high near 35 and northwest winds at 14 to 17 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 27 and northwest winds 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.
Last year on this date we had a high of 60 and a low of 33. We picked up 0.32″ of rain.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 39 and a high of 57.
The record low was 24 in 1978.
The record high was 84 in 1947.
Average rainfall for this date is 0.11″.
Length of day: 10:57:55
Today will be 2:57 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is in its first quarter, 7 days old with 46% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
The mix of hardwoods below the Hawk Watch (the prominent cliff on the northern side of Hinesburg Hollow Road) make for a lovely contrast in colors during foliage season. The maples and birch put on an early show of yellows, oranges, and reds, while the oaks and beech—still green in this image—hold off a bit to change a week or so later.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 19mm, ISO 800, f/10, 1/800″ exposure.