Tuesday, February 12, 2019
This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 3 degrees under thin overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 0, barometric pressure 30.49” and falling. We have 7.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 21, and the overnight low was -1.
We’re on the cusp of a winter storm this morning. Low pressure approaching from the Great Lakes will bring snow to the North Country this afternoon and become
heavy at times by this evening. A weak secondary coastal low will set up this evening allowing for some mixing with sleet, especially across northern New York into central and southern Vermont. Gusty downslope winds are expected as well along the western slopes of the Green—most likely in Rutland and Addison counties. Total snowfall will range from 6″ to 12″ by Wednesday afternoon with lingering snowfall in the mountains going into Wednesday evening. After a dry and seasonable day Thursday, another shot of mixed precipitation is expected Friday. Valley locations will see mostly rain with perhaps a couple of inches of snow in mountain locations.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with snow developing, mainly after 1:00pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Highs will be near 22 with light east winds becoming southeasterly 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 90% with total daytime snow accumulation of 1″ to 2″ expected. Tonight snow is likely before 10:00pm, mixing with sleet overnight, then back to all snow by daybreak. The snow and sleet could be heavy at times. Temperature will be rising to around 28 by 5:00am. It’ll be windy with a southeast winds 20 to 24 mph gusting to 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with new snow and sleet accumulations of 2″ to 4″ expected.
Wednesday should bring snow before noon diminishing to snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be near 35 with southeast winds 5 to 13 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100% with new snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ expected. Wednesday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 19 with west winds 13 to 15 mph. New snow accumulation of less 1″ is expected.
Thursday should be mostly cloudy with a high near 31 and west winds 6 to 9 mph.
Thursday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 23 with light and variable winds becoming southeasterly around 6 mph after midnight.
Last year on this date we had a high of 45 and a low of 20. We picked up 0.02″ of rain and had 6″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are a low of 12 and a high of 30.
The record low was -30 in 1979.
The record high was 56 in 1999 (we had a high of 61).
Length of day: 10:20:19
Today will be 2:47 longer than yesterday.
The Moon is in its first quarter, 6.8 days old with 44% illumination.
About Today’s Photo:
This is a closeup taken near the top of the sluice waterfall featured in yesterday’s post. I never tire of exploring falling water with my camera—working with shutter speed settings to achieve a sense of movement and flow. The textures that can be discovered are limitless!
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 40mm ISO 400, f/14, 1/8″ exposure.