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Sunday, March 23, 2014

A trio of woodpecker holes in a spruce

A trio of large woodpecker holes in a spruce

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:45AM it’s currently a brisk 16 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the north at 0-5 mph. Relative humidity is 76%, dewpoint 10, barometric pressure 30.08” and rising rapidly. We picked up a dusting of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 23” on the ground. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 16.

Forecast:

Morning snow showers over the higher terrain will diminish as an Arctic cold front moves across the region. High pressure will build in through early next week for quiet but unseasonably cold weather through the middle of the week. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers this morning, then partly sunny skies with a slight chance of snow showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 20s with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy and much colder with lows around -5 below with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday should be partly sunny with highs 15 to 21 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should partly cloudy with lows 1 to 7 above and light and variable winds.

A coastal low will move south of the region on Tuesday bringing mostly cloudy skies and a 30% chance of snow showers to our region. Highs will be in the upper 20s with south winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of light snow. Lows will be around 10 above. Temperatures will warm to more seasonable levels by the weekend.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 35 and a low of 24. We picked up 2.25″ of new snow and had 7″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 43°F and lows of 25°F.
Record high was 73°F in 1938.
Record low was 1°F in 1934.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:49 AM DST
Sunset: 7:08 PM DST
Length Of Visible Light: 13h 16m
Length of Day: 12h 18m
Tomorrow will be 3m 5s longer.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 22d 4h old with 56% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:33 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:17 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I’ve passed this tree up at the Camel’s Hump Nordic Ski Area many times over the course of the winter and finally stopped to get a shot of it yesterday. The holes have gotten progressively bigger as a pileated woodpecker has gone to work over the season looking for goodies.

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