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Saturday, November 22, 2014

A nuthatch works the suet feeder

A nuthatch works the suet feeder

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 23 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 80%, dewpoint 18, barometric pressure 30.28” and falling. Yesterday’s high was 26, and the overnight low got down to 13.

Forecast:

Surface high pressure will slide into the Atlantic today shifting winds over the region to the south/southwest. A disturbance in the flow aloft will bring clouds and a light wintry mix to the region this afternoon into Sunday morning with a few rain showers lingering mainly over the higher terrain on Sunday as temperatures warm into the 40s. Sunday night into Monday will see a more significant storm system bring gusty winds and more rain to the region along with much warmer temperatures. It looks like we’re at the end of this most recent arctic cold outbreak…

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then cloudy skies with a chance of sleet or a slight chance of rain this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of rain or sleet. Lows will be in the lower 30s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday should be cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. Sunday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain and near steady temperatures in the upper 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

A more powerful low pressure system will move in Monday bringing rain and above normal temperatures with highs in the mid 50s and south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers.

By the way, if you’re interested in reading about the relationship between the recent arctic cold outbreak (along with all that snow in Buffalo!) and climate change, I’d recommend this interesting article.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 41 and a low 35. We picked up 0.03″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 43 and lows of 29.
The record high was 69°F in 1953.
The record low was 3°F in 1969.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:56 AM EST
Sunset: 16:19 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 26m
Length of Day: 9h 22m
Tomorrow will be 1m56s shorter.

The Moon is new today, just 16 minutes old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:48 AM EST
Moonset: 16:48 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Nuthatches are common critters in our woods year round. Suet feeders will attract them quite easily!

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 2000, f/9, 1/640″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. Marcia Liotard

    Woody nuthatches are one of my favorite trios of winter birds-along with the chickadees and tufted titmice. (I had to look up the plural of titmouse and either titmouse or mice is acceptable.) My mother used to refer to these little guys as Nutty Woodhatches because of the way they go down trees.

    BTW, I hear the concert at Robinson was quite a success! I hope you and Matt had fun with the kids.

    November 22, 2014 at 9:54 am

    • Hi Marcia,
      Chickadees are hands-down my favorites—such great little curious beings!

      And yes, the residency and concert at RES was great! It’s a lot of work but well worth it!

      November 22, 2014 at 3:28 pm

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