Sunday, January 27, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 8:50AM it’s currently a blustery 25 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are out of the southeast at 4-8 mph and gusting to 21 mph. Relative humidity is 62%, dewpoint 13, barometric pressure 29.94” and falling rapidly. We have 12” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 20, and the overnight low was 2.
A cold front will sweep across the North County today bringing another round of widespread snow showers and possible snow squalls along with gusty south to southwesterly winds. The snow should arrive around 1:00-3:00PM in the Champlain Valley. High pressure will move in Monday bringing a quiet albeit chilly day. Low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes on Tuesday will bring our next round of widespread modest snowfall along with a return of bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills for the end of the week.
We’ll see snow showers developing today mainly before 4pm. The snow could be heavy at times with areas of blowing snow between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Highs will be near 30 with breezy southeast winds 10 to 15 mph becoming southerly 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon and gusting to 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90% with daytime snow accumulation of 1″ to 3″ possible. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers before 8:00pm. Lows will be around 0 with west winds 5 to 13 mph becoming easterly after midnight.
Monday should be mostly sunny with a high near 14 and light and variable winds. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers after 5:00am. Low will be around 7 with southeast winds 7 to 14 mph. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.
Tuesday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of snow. Highs will be near 30 with south winds 15 to 18 mph gusting to 31 mph. New snow accumulation of less than 1/2″ is expected. Tuesday night snow is likely. Lows will be around 13 with southeast winds 7 to 13 mph becoming westerly after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80% with 4″-8″ possible.
Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 30. We had 2″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 10 and a high of 27.
The record low was -29 in 1994.
The record high was 53 in 1996.
Length of day: 9:38:44
Today will be 2:19 longer than yesterday.
The Moon is in its last quarter, 21.6 days old with 55% illumination.
I wanted to share this video taken by local Huntington resident, Jim Fecteau. Jim was in the right place at the right time to get some great shots of the recent ice-out in the Huntington River. Thanks Jim!