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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tell-tale signs of pileated woodpeckers at work

Tell-tale signs of pileated woodpeckers at work

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently -6 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint -10, barometric pressure 30.67” and rising rapidly. We picked up 3.5” of fluffy snow in the past 24hrs and have 8.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 32, and the overnight low was -6.

A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for our region until 10:00AM this morning.

Forecast:

Strong Arctic high pressure will build across the region today and dominate our weather for the next several days. It’ll be mostly sunny toady and quite cold as highs will only be around 5 above with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill values will be as low as -27 below. Bundle up! Tonight will be clear and cold with lows around -15 below and light and variable winds.

Wednesday should be sunny and a bit warmer with highs around 17 and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows -2 below to 4 above zero with light and variable winds.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny and milder still with highs in the lower 20s and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 15.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 50 and low of 27. The ground was bare.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 60°F in 1932.
The record low was -23°F in 1914.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:25 AM EST
Sunset: 4:36 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 15m
Length of Day: 9h 10m
Tomorrow will be 1m41s longer.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 22d 10h old with 49% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:08 AM EST
Moonset: 11:22 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

I came across this snapped off spruce stump the other day while skiing up at Camel’s Hump Nordic. The long, box like excavations are signatures signs of pileated woodpeckers looking for food.

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2 responses

  1. Ah, the almighty Lord God Bird has been busy!

    January 13, 2015 at 7:43 am

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