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Thursday, December 18, 2014

The female of our cardinal pair

The female of our cardinal pair

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 33 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.79” and rising. We picked up 0.14” of rain in the past 24hrs, and 0.5” of snow overnight. We have 13” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 35, and the overnight low was 33.

Forecast:

The surface low that brought us yesterday’s damp weather remains over Canadian Maritimes this morning and will rotate moisture into the region through the day. We’ll see snow showers, mainly this morning, with total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches. Highs will be in the mid 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 80%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 18 with northwest winds around 10 mph.

Friday should start out mostly cloudy in the morning, then become partly sunny as high pressure builds in. It’ll be nice to see some sunshine! Highs will be in the mid 20s with north winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows 6 to 14 and light and variable winds.

Saturday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the mid 20s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows 10 to 15.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 27 and a low of 8. We picked up 0.5″ of snow and had 5″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 32 and lows of 17.
The record high was 57°F in 1921.
The record low was -13°F in 1919.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:22 AM EST
Sunset: 4:14 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m14s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25d 23h old with 15% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:27 AM EST
Moonset: 1:58 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Our pair of cardinals are regular visitors to the feeders. They usually show up at dawn and dusk. All the birds seem to be enjoying the newly formed, low-to-the-ground cover provided by our bent over birch trees.

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/400″ exposure.

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