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Friday, December 19, 2014

A puffed up bluejay on one of our bent birches.

A puffed up bluejay on one of our bent birches.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 24 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 22, barometric pressure 30.00” and rising. We picked up 0.5” of new snow in the past 24hrs with a thin crust on top. Snowpack is 13”. Yesterday’s high was 33, and the overnight low was 24.

Forecast:

High pressure is currently building into the region and will eventually deliver some sunshine this weekend. However, we’ve been plagued for the past several days by and inversion that’s keeping a layer of stratus clouds hanging around, and that’ll be with us for most of today. We’ll see cloudy skies today with a slight chance of snow showers with patchy freezing drizzle this morning. Highs will be in the mid 20s with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 15 and light and variable winds.

Saturday should be partly sunny with highs in the mid 20s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with lows 14 to 22 and light and variable winds.

Sunday’s looking cloudy with highs in the upper 20s and light and variable winds. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 20.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 22. We picked up 1.25″ of snow and had 6″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 32 and lows of 17.
The record high was 49°F in 1895.
The record low was -16°F in 1942.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:23 AM EST
Sunset: 4:14 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 57m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m8s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 26d 23h old with 8% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:30 AM EST
Moonset: 2:39 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The bluejays arrive at our feeder in squads of at least a dozen at a time. We’ve counted as many as 16. They are very efficient at cleaning out the feeders with a couple stationed on the feeders responsible for shoveling the sunflower seeds down to their compatriots on the ground. I’ve watched them fill their craws with seeds and then fly off to hide them in secret stashes in the woods. We go through a lot of sunflower seeds…

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/1000″ exposure.

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