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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A flock of turkeys heads over the rise on Taft Hill

A flock of turkeys heads over the rise on Taft Hill

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently 32 degrees under mostly clears skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 30, barometric pressure 30.00”. Snowpack is 15.5”. Yesterday’s high was 48, and the overnight low was 32.

Forecast:

We have another lovely early spring day on tap courtesy of a ridge of high pressure that is currently building into the region and will be with us into Friday. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning giving way to partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the upper 40s with south winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and light and variable winds.

Thursday should be partly sunny with highs in the upper 30s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and light and variable winds.

A warm front will pull in on Friday afternoon. We’ll see partly sunny with a 30% chance of rain in the late afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night will bring rain with lows in the lower 30s. Chance of rain is 90%. Rain should continue into Saturday.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 32 and a low of 22. We picked up 0.18″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 48°F and lows of 29°F.
Record high was 79°F in 2010 (we had a high of 80.)
Record low was 10°F in 1911.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:31 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:20 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 47m
Length of Day: 12h 49m
Tomorrow will be 3m 2s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2d 16h old with 9% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:07 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:47 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

As I was driving up Taft Hill yesterday midday, this flock of wild turkeys was streaming across the road ahead of me. I stopped the car and clicked my telephoto lens in place before driving up a bit farther to get this shot. As usual, the cagey turkeys were aware of my presence and didn’t loiter long before dropping below the rise and out of sight.

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 400, f/20, 1/640″ exposure

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