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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Larch cones out in our front field

Larch cones out in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 18 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 17, barometric pressure 29.80″ and falling. We have about 1″ of snow on the ground. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 18.

Forecast:

The combination of a weakening upper disturbance and a developing area of low pressure off the New Jersey coast will bring light snow to portions of the north country today before tapering off tonight. We’ll see partly sunny skies with a slight chance of snow showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 30s with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 20%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds.

Sunday should be cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the morning, then light snow likely in the afternoon out ahead of an approaching Arctic cold front. We may see snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Highs will be in the upper 20s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Sunday night light snow is likely with additional light snow accumulation possible. It will be noticeably colder with lows around 9 above and west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.

Monday should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. We’ll be back to below normal temperatures with highs only around 13 and west winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy and cold with lows -5 below to -10 below zero.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 21 and a low of -7. We picked up 0.75″ of new snow and had 4″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 53°F in 1996.
Record low was -24°F in 1974.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:22 AM EST
Sunset: 4:42 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 24m
Length of Day: 9h 19m
Tomorrow will be 1m 58s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17d 2h old with 95% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:29 PM EST
Moonset: 8:14 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

We have two larch trees in our front field that I planted two summers back. One of the trees sports cones, the other does not. As the only deciduous conifer in our region, I enjoy their bright yellow needles in fall just before they drop.

Sony RX100 II, 10.4mm, ISO 160, f/18, 1/2000″ exposure

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2 responses

  1. One of my favorite words: tamarack! A tree that stands out from the others…From the Algonguin akemantak “wood used for snowshoes”. I like how the little cones perch so jauntily on the branches.

    January 18, 2014 at 8:43 am

    • Yah, sorry I went with the “larch” appellation… I recall we had a discussion before about those two words. Thanks for the Algonquin reference—didn’t know that but it sure makes sense (though “modern” snowshoes that aren’t made of metal are usually made with ash I believe…)

      January 18, 2014 at 10:07 am

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