Wednesday, October 17, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 45 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 73%, dewpoint 37, barometric pressure 29.80” and falling slowly. Yesterday’s high was 52, and the overnight low was 35.
A deepening trough of low pressure and an associated cold front currently over the Great Lakes will usher in the coldest airmass of the season today bringing valley rain showers and high elevation snow to the region. As the atmosphere cools aloft this afternoon, some convective snow showers with embedded ice pellets are possible even in valley locations, but little accumulation is expected. Tonight, brisk northwest upslope winds will produce scattered mountain snow showers along with chilly overnight lows in the 20s to lower 30s. Higher summits of the Greens and ‘Dacks may see 2″-3″ of snow overnight with little or no accumulation in the valleys. A cold and breezy Thursday is expected with intervals of clouds and sun.
Today showers are likely beginning around late morning. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a high near 46 and southwest winds 13 to 16 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon and gusting to 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight should bring a 30% chance of rain and snow showers before 10pm, then a slight chance of snow showers later. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 28 and northwest winds 14 to 17 mph gusting to 32 mph.
Thursday should be cloudy through mid morning with gradual clearing in the afternoon. It’ll be chilly with a high only around 37 and northwest winds around 16 mph gusting to 31 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy with a low around 30 and west winds 5 to 8 mph becoming southerly after midnight.
Friday’s looking mostly sunny with a high near 51 and south winds around 11 mph.
Friday night should bring a 30% chance of showers late. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 41 and south winds 9 to 11 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 56 and a low of 27.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 39 and a high of 57.
The record low was 23 in 1978.
The record high was 85 in 1947.
Average rainfall for this date is 0.11″
Length of day: 10:54:58
Today will be 2:56 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8 days old with 55% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
The inevitable transition to winter—or, more accurately, “stick season”—is evident up at Windekind Farm. The high winds of the past few days has made an impact on the fall colors with the higher reaches of Bald Hill (at 3000′) already “gone to sticks”. Those same hill will likely sport a layer of snow by tomorrow morning.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/400″ exposure.