Wednesday, January 9, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 33 degrees and snowing under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.37” and steady. We picked up 0.15” of rain and 1.5” of heavy snow, and have 4.25” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 33.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for our region until 1:00PM Thursday.
An active and snowy weather pattern will continue across the North Country through the remainder of the week. Low pressure passing just to our south today will continue to deliver snow over much of the area this morning. A northwest airflow will develop on the backside of this system this afternoon through Thursday bringing long duration upslope snow, especially over the northern Greens and northern ‘Dacks. Snow accumulations of 8″-14″ are expected in the warning areas by the time things wrap up Thursday afternoon. Chilly Canadian high pressure will move in Friday bringing drier and noticeably colder conditions through the weekend.
We’ll see snow today with a high near 30 and north winds 5 to 9 mph gusting to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 100% with total daytime snow accumulation of 3″ to 7″ possible. Tonight snow is likely. Lows will be around 23 with northwest winds 11 to 16 mph gusting to 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90% with new snow accumulation of 3″ to 5″ possible.
Thursday should bring continuing mountain snow showers. Temperatures will drop during the day to around 15 by sunset. Winds will be northwest around 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90% with new snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ possible. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 1 with northwest winds 14 to 16 mph. New snow accumulation of less than 1″ is expected.
Friday’s looking partly sunny and cold with a high near 8 and northwest winds around 11 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy and cold with a low around -6 and northwest winds 5 to 7 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and a low of 25. We picked up 3.75″ of new snow and had 16.75″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 10 and a high of 27.
The record low was -24 in 1968.
The record high was 56 in 2008 (we had a high of 58).
Length of day: 9:04:27
Today will be 1:21 longer than yesterday.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3 days old with 9.4% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Wintertime is such a great time of year for tracking critters. Fresh snow offers a clean page on which the story of comings and goings is clearly written. These red squirrel tracks were near our feeders, and, by the looks of it, this little guy was quite busy.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 69mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1300″ exposure.