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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bloodroot in bloom down by Fargo Brook

Bloodroot in bloom down by Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently 41 degrees and drizzling under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 40, barometric pressure 29.52” and rising. We picked up 0.19” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 66, and the overnight low was 41.

Forecast:

Low pressure will continue to affect the region through tonight, producing cloudy skies and isolated to scattered
showers. We’ll see showers today with highs only in the upper 40s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight should be cloudy until midnight, then become partly cloudy as high pressure builds in to the region. There’s a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be around 30 with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Thursday should be partly sunny with a chance of snow showers in the morning. It’ll be breezy with highs around 50 and northwest winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of snow is 40%. Thursday night should be clear and chilly with lows in the upper 20s and north winds 15 to 20 mph.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and light and variable winds. Low pressure will move into the region Friday night bringing showers likely. Lows will be around 40. Chance of rain is 60%. Showers should continue into the weekend.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 54 and a low of 27.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 59 and a low of 38.
Record High was 85°F in 1885.
Record Low was 23°F in 1930.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:55 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:46 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 53m
Length of Day: 13h 51m
Tomorrow will be 2m 49s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23d 16h old with 37% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:39 AM EDT
Moonset: 1:38 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Bloodroot is one of the earliest spring ephemeral flowers. It has an interesting cold weather defense mechanism where the bloom can tuck back into its leathery leaves overnight to protect it from frost. This pair was enjoying yesterday’s warmth.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 800, f/10, 1/320″ exposure.

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One response

  1. Yup… we saw our first one this weekend also. A favorite early harbinger of spring!

    April 23, 2014 at 7:22 am

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