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Saturday, November 1, 2014

A long tailed weasel visits our pond

A mink visits our pond

Rabbit-rabbit!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 33 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 30.04″ and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 51, and the overnight low was 30.

Forecast:

A developing deep trough of low pressure across the eastern seaboard will produce rain and snow showers along with much colder temperatures this weekend. Snow accumulations will range from a dusting in the valleys to several inches in the mountain with higher totals south and east of our region. Temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees below normal with brisk north winds developing today into Sunday. We’ll see cloudy skies today with a chance of rain or a slight chance of snow this morning, then rain or snow likely this afternoon. Snow accumulation a dusting to 1 inch are possible. Highs will be around 40 with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight will be cloudy with snow or rain likely until midnight, then a chance of snow after midnight. Total snow accumulation a dusting to 2 inches are possible with higher amounts south and east. Lows will be around 30 with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday will be cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning then becoming partly sunny with a chance of snow showers or a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. High pressure will build in Sunday night bringing clear skies with lows in the mid 20s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

Monday’s looking sunny with highs around 40 and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 66 and a low of 48. We picked up 0.48″ or rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 51 and lows of 35.
The record high was 71°F in 1950.
The record low was 19°F in 1951.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:29 AM EDT
Sunset: 17:41 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 12m
Length of Day: 10h 12m
Tomorrow will be 2m42s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8d 14h old with 66% illumination.
Moonrise: 14:46 PM EDT
Moonset: 1:07 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Yesterday morning we saw something swimming in our pond and discovered that there was a mink and a muskrat visiting! I grabbed my camera in the hopes of snapping a shot or two before they ran off, but both critters were not at all shy and hung out for a good 15 minutes—the muskrat swimming about and the mink swimming then running around the perimeter of the pond. He must have run around 6 times passing about 5 feet in front of me several times! Check out the recent post on my Photography Blog for another shot.

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 2000, f/6.3, 1/160″ exposure.

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