Wednesday, February 6, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 15 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 13, barometric pressure 30.27” and steady. We have 9.75” of hard snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 53, and the overnight low was 13.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for our region from 4:00PM today until 10:00AM Thursday.
Weak low pressure moving east out of the Ohio River valley today will bring a period of light to moderate mixed precipitation to our region tonight into Thursday morning. A fair amount of icing is expected with this system, especially over southern Vermont, so travel conditions may be slick Thursday morning—hence the Winter Weather Advisory. Temperatures will warm above freezing in most areas during the day Thursday as a cold front brings increasing chances for light rain. Deepening low pressure lifting out of the Great Lakes on Thursday night will bring another round of rain and gusty winds to the North Country Thursday night through Friday morning. Behind this system, seasonably cold and mainly dry conditions are expected for the upcoming weekend.
We’ll see partly cloudy skies today with a 30% chance of snow and sleet arriving later this afternoon. Highs will be near 28 with north winds around 5 mph. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of less than 1/2″ is expected. Tonight freezing rain, sleet, and snow are likely. Lows will be around 25 with south winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90% with ice accumulations of around a 0.10″ expected locally, and snow and sleet accumulation of less than 1/2″ expected. Icing will be more significant in the southern ‘Dacks and southern/central Greens.
Thursday should be cloudy with a slight chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 11:00am, then a chance of rain. Highs will be near 40 with south winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30% with new snow and sleet accumulations of less than 1/2″ expected. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 70% chance of rain. Lows will be around 36 with south winds 10 to 20 mph gusting to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with new precipitation amounts between 1/10″ and 1/4″ expected.
Friday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain. Highs will be near 46 with west winds 14 to 21 mph gusting to 32 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than 1/10″ is expected. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers before 7:00pm. Lows will be around 10 with west winds 20 to 22 mph gusting to 33 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 27 and a low of 8. We had 6″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 11 and a high of 29 (up another degree!)
The record low was -24 in 1993.
The record high was 50 in 2012 (we had a high of 47).
Length of day: 10:03:53
Today will be 2:39 longer than yesterday.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1.3 days old with 2% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
This collection of old tools and the coil of grape vines caught my eye at a friend’s barn the other day. “Still life with loppers”. Prosaically Vermont…
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 19mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/200″ exposure.