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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A garter snake prowls the leaf litter

A garter snake prowls the leaf litter

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently 45 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 45, barometric pressure 30.12” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.19” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 48, and the overnight low was 45.

Forecast:

The wet pattern will continue today right through Friday as the stubborn low pressure system I talked about yesterday develops off the southern New England coast and spreads Atlantic moisture westward into the region. This will result in a fairly widespread rain event for much of the area, especially later today through Thursday. Commence the broken record:

We’ll see rain today with highs in the upper 40s and north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Tonight will be rainy with lows in the lower 40s and north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.

Thursday, rain with highs in the upper 40s and north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Thursday night, rain with lows in the lower 40s and north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.

Friday, rain is likely. Highs will be in the upper 40s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Friday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 56 and low of 32. We picked up 0.02″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 55 and lows of 37.
The record high was 81°F in 1979.
The record low was 23°F in 1959.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:15 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:56 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 39m
Length of Day: 10h 40m
Tomorrow will be 2m 53s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28d 4h old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:51 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:23 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I startled this garter snake (two actually!) up near the beaver pond off the Mailbox Trial the other day. It and its companion were prowling about in the dried leaves, their flicking tongues leading the way.

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 1250, f/5.6, 1/500″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. Ah, reminds me of the little fellow I photographed back in May… time for the big sleep soon!

    October 22, 2014 at 7:39 am

    • Yes, I was wondering if the two of them were headed to some cozy crag someplace amongst the many ledges in the area…

      October 22, 2014 at 9:44 am

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