Saturday, February 9, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 15 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 2-5 mph. Relative humidity is 59%, dewpoint 11, barometric pressure 30.39” and rising rapidly. We have 7.5” of crusty snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 50, and the overnight low was 15.
Surface high pressure building eastward from the northern Great lakes into Québec will deliver cool and dry conditions through the weekend along with gusty winds. A weak disturbance may bring a few snow showers south on Sunday night. The next weather maker arrives Tuesday as two low pressure systems affect the region. The first will move out of the Great Lakes bringing some snow and possible wintery mix midday Tuesday, and the second, a coastal low, will develop Tuesday night and move up the coast bringing another surge of moisture. At this point, it’s looking like we’ll see snow from these systems, but we’re still a ways out, so stay tuned.
We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 19 and northwest winds 15 to 22 mph gusting to 36 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 4 and northwest winds 6 to 8 mph becoming westerly after midnight.
Sunday should be mostly sunny with a high near 22 and west winds around 7 mph.
Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 7 with northwest winds 5 to 9 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Monday’s looking sunny with a high near 16 and north winds 7 to 10 mph. Monday night should be mostly clear with a low around 0 and north winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Last year on this date we had a high of 25 and a low of 1. We had 9″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 11 and a high of 29.
The record low was -20 in 1963.
The record high was 48 in 1990.
Length of day: 10:12:00
Today will be 2:43 longer than yesterday.
The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4 days old with 17% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
Large ice blocks are piled along the banks of the Huntington River below Horseshoe Bend. These are the blocks that formed when during the ice-out that occurred back at the end of January (see Jim Fecteau’s video). It’ll take some time for these large blocks of ice to melt!
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 400, f/16, 1/160″ exposure.