Thursday, November 8, 2018
This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 38 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 35, barometric pressure 30.15” and rising rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 55, and the overnight low was 36.
We’ve got another quiet day on tap today as shortwave high pressure builds into the region. An upper level low to our west and a secondary coastal low will combine to bring widespread rain and snow to the region Friday into Saturday. Most valley locations will likely remain rain. Higher elevations above 1500′ will see snow gradually shift over to sleet and ultimately freezing rain before returning to snow late Friday night into Saturday morning. The weekend will see temperatures a bit below normal with snow showers possible in the ‘Dacks.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a high near 45 and west winds 9 to 11 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 32 and west winds 5 to 10 mph becoming light and northerly after midnight.
Friday rain is likely kicking off in the afternoon. Highs will be near 42 with light and variable winds becoming southeasterly 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 90% with precipitation amounts between 1/10″ and 1/4″ possible. Friday night rain is likely. Lows will be around 36 with southeast winds 8 to 18 mph gusting to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with precipitation amounts between 1/2″ and 3/4″ possible.
Saturday rain and snow showers are likely in the morning, tapering to a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a high near 40 and southwest winds 9 to 18 mph gusting to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday night should bring a 30% chance of snow showers before 7pm. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 25 and west winds 9 to 13 mph gusting to 29 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 44 and a low of 19.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 33 and a high of 49.
The record low was 17 in 2003 (we had a low of 11).
The record high was 74 in 1996.
Length of day: 9:53:59
Today will be 2:32 shorter than yesterday.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 0.07 days old with 0.5% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
This striped maple leaf (A.K.A. moosewood) caught my eye while walking the Camel’s Hump Nordic trails the other day. Its leathery, veined texture is interesting.
Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @ 32mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/1600″ exposure.