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Friday, January 23, 2015

Large, leafy hoarfrost crystals on the pond

Large, leafy hoarfrost crystals on the pond

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 14 degrees under overcast skies. A few lazy snowflakes are drifting down. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 12, barometric pressure 30.23” and falling slowly. We have 10” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 29, and the overnight low was 5.

Forecast:

A warming trend will begin today and continue into Saturday as a low level southwest flow develops ahead of a trough of low pressure moving down into eastern Canada. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of snow showers this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 20s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 18 and south winds around 10 mph.

Saturday should be partly sunny with a 20% chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 30s with south winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. A coastal will approach Saturday night but will too far off the coast to do us much good. We’ll see cloudy skies with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 12 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny and cooler with highs around 15 and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows around zero.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 10 and a low of -16. We had 5″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 64°F in 1906.
The record low was -19°F in 1970.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:19 AM EST
Sunset: 4:48 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 33m
Length of Day: 9h 29m
Tomorrow will be 2m11s longer.

The Moon us a waxing crescent, 2d 23h old with 13% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:59 AM EST
Moonset: 9:05 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The cold temperatures have drawn the hoarfrost crystals up out of the cleared ice on our pond. Each leafy crystal was about 1.5″ long and caught the morning sunlight brilliantly. It was hard to decide what photo to post out of all the ones I took of this gorgeous phenomenon. Here’s another for context:

pond-frost

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