Thursday, January 10, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 25 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 23, barometric pressure 29.52” and rising rapidly. We picked up 7” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 10.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 33, and the overnight low was 25.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for our region until 1:00PM this afternoon.
The low pressure system that was the source of our recent snow bounty is currently over the Canadian Maritimes, putting the North Country in a northwest flow which will deliver additional upslope snow along the western slopes of the northern Greens and the ‘Dacks this morning. Snow will gradually taper off this afternoon as the low pulls away. Chilly Arctic high pressure will build in behind the departing low bringing drier and chillier, below normal conditions going into the weekend. The next weather making system comes through some time midweek.
We’ll see snow showers this morning, with an additional 2″-4″ of snow possible before tapering off this afternoon. Temperature will top out midday in the mid 20s before falling to around 16 by sunset. Winds will be northwesterly at 14 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Tonight lingering snow showers are possible, mainly before 8:00pm. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 0 northwest winds around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. with new snow accumulation of less than 1″ expected.
Friday will bring a 20% chance of lingering snow showers before 9:00am. It’ll be partly sunny and cold with a high near 7 and northwest winds around 11 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy and chilly with a low around -5 and northwest winds around 9 mph.
Saturday’s looking mostly sunny with a high near 12 and northwest winds 8 to 11 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a low around -5 and north winds around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Last year on this date we had a high of 38 and a low of 4. We had 15″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 10 and a high of 27.
The record low was -22 in 1968.
The record high was 53 in 2016 (we had a high of 51.
Length of day: 9:05:52
Today will be 1:25 longer than yesterday.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3.8 days old with 15% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
This morning dove was napping in the hemlock tree near our feeders yesterday morning. As I stepped out on the front porch to snap the photo, it perked up a bit to keep on eye on me. Note the drops of water beaded up on its back.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/160″ exposure.