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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A bent birch and high cirrus clouds

A bent birch and high cirrus clouds

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently a brisk 10 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 76%, dewpoint 4, barometric pressure 30.38” and rising. We have 3” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 32, and the overnight low was 10.

Forecast:

A sprawling area of high pressure will continue to affect our region for the next several days delivering chilly, dry conditions. We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs around 17 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be around 6 above with light and variable winds.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with highs around 20 and light and variable winds, becoming westerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be cloudy with lows around 12 and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

Thursday’s looking cloudy with a 30% chance of (Great Lakes) lake effect snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 20s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be 10 to 15.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and a low of 0. We picked up 0.23″ of rain and had 4.75″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 13.
The record high was 51°F in 1990.
The record low was -29°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:21 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 00m
Length of Day: 8h 54m
Tomorrow will be 0m43s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8d 11h old with 69% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:40 PM EST
Moonset: 1:38 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

While some of the birch trees around our house have mostly recovered a somewhat upright posture, one that was bent to the ground by the front deck is still “reposing”… High cirrus clouds yesterday midday enliven the scene.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 31mm, ISO 800, f/14, 1/125” exposure.

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