Sunday, January 6, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 8:50AM it’s currently 33 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.79” and rising rapidly. We picked up 1.5” of new snow and have 3” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 41, and the overnight low was 32.
A cold front moving across the region this morning will trigger some snow showers with minor accumulations through the earlier afternoon. 1″ to 3″ should be about it for our region. Temperatures will top out later this morning in the low 30s and drop through the afternoon. Chilly high pressure will build in behind the front bringing cold temperatures tonight. The next chance for widespread precipitation comes Monday night into Tuesday as a warm front pushes through the area. We should see mostly snow from this system, perhaps 2″ 4″. Stay tuned.
Today will bring snow showers, mainly before 2:00pm. Temperature will top out in the low 30s this morning and fall to around 23 by sunset. Winds will be northwesterly at 10 to 17 mph and gusting to 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80% with total daytime snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ possible. Tonight should be cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 3 and northwest winds 11 to 17 mph gusting to 28 mph.
Monday should be mostly sunny with a high near 19 and north winds 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the morning. Monday night snow is likely. Lows will be around 16. It’ll be breezy with a south wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80% with new snow accumulation of 1″ to 2″ possible.
Tuesday should bring snow possibly mixing with rain in the valleys. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 37 and south winds 7 to 15 mph gusting 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with new snow accumulation of less than 1″ expected. Tuesday night snow showers are likely as a shortwave trough cruises through. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 29 and south winds around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Last year on this date we had a high of 3 and a low of -3. We picked up 2″ of new snow and had 15″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 11 and a high of 28.
The record low was -23 in 1996.
The record high was 62 in 2007 (we had a high of 62).
Length of day: 9:00:34
Today will be 1:09 longer than yesterday.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 0.3 days old with 0.1% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Two states of water meet in Fargo Brook…
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 100, f/13, 1/30″ exposure.