Thursday, February 7, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 34 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 30.11” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.50” of rain and a thin coating of icing on our driveway and walkways. We have 9.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 35, and the overnight low was 34 (we topped out at 39 at 5:30AM this morning).
We’ll see a brief break in precipitation through early this afternoon before low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes lifts a warm front through the region tonight bringing another round of rain. Areas of Vermont east of the Greens may see some freezing rain on the front end of the system tonight. A cold front will move through Friday afternoon bringing gusty winds and allowing the rain to transition to some light snow showers. Not much in the way of snow accumulation is expected. High pressure will build in for the weekend bringing dry conditions and return to seasonably chilly temperatures.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 20% chance of rain showers after 4:00pm. Highs will be near 41 with southeast winds 5 to 7 mph. Tonight rain is likely. It’ll be cloudy with a temperature rising to around 46 by 5:00am. Winds will be Southeasterly at 10 to 17 mph and gusting to 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with new precipitation amounts between a 1/10″ and 1/4″ possible.
Friday should bring a 40% chance of rain showers before 4:00pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. It’ll start out cloudy, then gradually become mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 33 by 5:00pm. Winds will be southerly at 13 to 18 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon with gusts as high as 33 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 10 and west winds 17 to 20 mph gusting to 36 mph.
Saturday should start out mostly cloudy, then gradually become sunny, with a high near 18 and west winds 16 to 22 mph gusting to 37 mph. Saturday night should be mostly clear with a low around 4 and northwest winds 6 to 10 mph.
Last year on this date we had a high of 24 and a low of 4. We picked up 0.25″ of new snow and had 6″ at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 11 and a high of 29.
The record low was -27 in 1993.
The record high was 49 in 2005 (we had a high of 45).
Length of day: 10:06:34
Today will be 2:40 longer than yesterday.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2.2 days old with 5.4% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
These fox tracks in our front field appear inverted as uncompressed snow melts more quickly around the compressed tracks.