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Monday, January 5, 2015

A still-green wood fern pressed to the forest floor

A still-green wood fern pressed to the forest floor

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:15AM it’s currently 28 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 5-10 mph. Relative humidity is 68%, dewpoint 18, barometric pressure 29.80” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.05” of rain yesterday and have 2” of crusty, rather solid snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight low was 28.

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Statement regarding possible icy conditions on roadways this morning. Please use caution when driving this morning!

Forecast:

As an Arctic cold front continues to push into the region today, scattered snow showers will end this morning followed by cold and blustery conditions for the remainder of the day. Unseasonably cold temperatures are expected through the week, with the coldest air expected Wednesday into Thursday. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with isolated snow showers this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will top out this morning in the lower 20s then fall to around 6 above this afternoon. Winds will be westerly at 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of snow is 20%. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. It’ll be much colder with lows around -5 below with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 40 mph and diminishing to around 10 mph after midnight.

Tuesday should be cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the afternoon as a clipper system skirts to our north. Highs will be around 14 with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 30%. Tuesday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 10 above with south winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be around 11 with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy and very cold with lows around -15 below.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 42 and a low of 17. We had 7.25″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 11.
The record high was 57°F in 1950.
The record low was -17°F in 1996.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:27 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 05m
Length of Day: 8h 59m
Tomorrow will be 1m10s longer.

The Moon is (technically) waning gibbous, 14d 9h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:22 PM EST
Moonset: 7:19 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

As the snow retreats, it reveals a still life of a wood fern—still freshly green—pressed flat against the leaves on the forest floor.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 75mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/60″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. John: a Happy New year to you, too, my friend! I look forward to sharing your views upon this wondrous world.

    January 5, 2015 at 7:41 am

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