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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A mourning dove by the feeders

A mourning dove by the feeders

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 11 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 9, barometric pressure 30.25” and falling. We have 3” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 18, and the overnight low was 8.

Forecast:

A fairly quiet day on tap to end 2014. We’ll see cloudy skies with scattered lake effect snow showers this morning. Highs will be around 19 with west winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 30% with minor accumulations in our area. Tonight should be cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be around 13 with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 20%.

Thursday—New Year’s Day—should be cloudy with a 40% chance of lake effect snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 20s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 16 with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

A cold front will swing through the region Friday bringing more lake effect snow showers with light snow accumulation possible. Highs will be in the mid 20s with west winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 60%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 16 and a low of 2. We 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 56°F in 1965.
The record low was -19°F in 1963).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:22 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 01m
Length of Day: 8h 54m
Tomorrow will be 0m48s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9d 10h old with 78% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:17 PM EST
Moonset: 2:45 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

We’ve got a frequent flock of mourning doves visiting our feeders this season. Usually I see them in pairs, but this year we’ve got a group of six to eight (always an even number it seems!) arriving and hanging out in the bent birch.

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 1250, f/5.6, 1/400″ exposure.

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