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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A male downy woodpecker visits the suet feeder

A male downy woodpecker visits the suet feeder

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 33 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 73%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 30.20”. Yesterday’s high was 57, and the overnight low was 33.

There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for our region from 9:00AM today until 7:00AM Thursday morning.

Forecast:

Mother Nature is throwing us a curve ball perfectly timed to create maximum Holiday mayhem. A developing nor’easter along the middle Atlantic coast will bring snow to the region. Wet snow will develop across south-central Vermont this morning and then overspread northern Vermont and much of northern New York this afternoon. The heaviest snow accumulation is expected across south-central and eastern Vermont. We’ll see cloudy skies with periods of snow late. Highs will be around 33F with northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of is snow 100% with snow accumulating 1″ to 3″ in our area before nightfall. Tonight will be cloudy with snow. Lows will be around 26F with north winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 100% with a total of 3″ to 6″ of snow expected for our area. Areas south and east will see higher totals in the 6″ to 14″ range. Be safe if you’re out there traveling for the holiday…

Thanksgiving day should be cloudy with highs near 30F and light and variable winds. We may see a few lingering snow showers, but nothing significant as the storm is a fast mover and will be well up into the Canadian Maritimes by Thursday morning. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 21F and light and variable winds.

Friday should be partly cloudy with high around 30F and light and variable winds. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 17F and south-southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and a low of 29. We had 1.75″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 41 and lows of 28.
The record high was 64°F in 1979.
The record low was -3°F in 1938.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:01 AM EST
Sunset: 16:16 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 19m
Length of Day: 9h 14m
Tomorrow will be 1m45s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3d 23h old with 19% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:29 AM EST
Moonset: 20:49 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Downy woodpeckers (along with their larger cousins, the hairy woodpecker) are regular visitors to our feeders. This male made an appearance the other day.

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

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