Friday, January 11, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 6 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 3, barometric pressure 30.12” and rising rapidly. We picked up 9.4” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 17” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 28, and the overnight low was 6.
Arctic high pressure will slowly build into the region today bringing drier and colder air. This will allow any lingering mountain snow showers to gradually erode away through the day today. Any snow amounts should be light—perhaps an inch or two in the highest elevations. Highs today will only be in the single digits to lower teens with widespread below-zero temperatures tonight. The high settles over the North Country on Saturday bringing partly to mostly sunny skies with daytime highs just a bit warmer than today, along with lighter winds. The next chance for precipitation looks to be Wednesday as another shot of reinforcing Arctic cold swings through.
We’ll see partly sunny skies today with the possibility of lingering mountains snow showers before noon. Highs will be near 7 with northwest winds 8 to 14 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around -5 and northwest winds 9 to 14 mph.
Saturday should be mostly sunny with a high near 11 and northwest winds 8 to 10 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a low around -5 and north winds 3 to 6 mph.
Sunday’s looking sunny with a high near 12 and north wind 3 to 6 mph.
Sunday night should be mostly clear with a low around -4 and light northeast winds.
Last year on this date we had a high of 54 and a low of 37. We had 12.5″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 10 and a high of 27.
The record low was -27 in 1968.
The record high was 56 in 1980.
Length of day: 9:07:22
Today will be 1:29 longer than yesterday.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4.7 days old with 23% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
A friend and I took a fine tour up at Camel’s Hump Nordic yesterday morning, skiing up to higher elevations at around 2600′. There’s 2′ to 3′ of snow up there and the snow was falling hard as we skied. Light and fluffy conditions made for some fun downhills through the trees.
Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @ 32mm, ISO 400, f/14, 1/160″ exposure.