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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A dusting of snow and bare trees...

A dusting of snow and bare trees…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 37 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 30.08”. Yesterday’s high was 47, and the overnight low was 28.

Forecast:

Morning temperatures have already risen about 10 degrees from the overnight minimums. We’ll enjoy a bit of warmth out ahead of an approaching cold front that will bring showers later in the day. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of rain showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight showers are likely. Lows will be in the mid 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then become partly sunny in the afternoon as a brief period of high pressure builds in. Highs will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s an southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

Another trough of low pressure will move through on Thursday bringing rain. Highs will be in the upper 40s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Rain will continue into Thursday night with lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 38 and a low of 15.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 50 and lows of 34.
The record high was 73°F in 1982.
The record low was 20°F in 2013 (see above!)

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:33 AM EST
Sunset: 16:37 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 05m
Length of Day: 10h 04m
Tomorrow will be 2m38s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11d 13h old with 93% illumination.
Moonrise: 15:27 PM EST
Moonset: 3:41 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

“Stick Season” has arrived. A few hold-out poplars and aspens still offer some color, but the dusting of snow in the high country tells the story of what’s to come!

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 78mm, ISO 800, f/13, 1/800″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. John, what’s the difference between a poplar and an aspen?

    November 4, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    • Hi Knox,
      Aspens are a variety of poplar (genus Populus). They tend to grow at higher, cooler elevations than the other poplar cousins like cottonwoods. The genus is interesting in the fact that they grow in colonies from laterally growing roots, so a large group of trees are actually clones. There’s one group of aspens in Utah that are purported to be 80,000 years old!
      Cheers, John

      November 5, 2014 at 6:41 am

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