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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A chickadee pauses briefly before heading to the feeder

A chickadee pauses briefly before heading to the feeder

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently -15 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 83%, dewpoint -18, barometric pressure 30.05” and falling slowly. We have 19.75” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 11, and the overnight low was -17.

Forecast:

High pressure will move to our east today. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies this afternoon. Highs will be around 14 with light and variable winds. Tonight should be cloudy and not as cold with lows around -1 below with light and variable winds.

An upper level trough will swing through the region Wednesday bringing cloudy skis and a 20% chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 18 with light and variable winds. Wednesday night light snow is likely with light snow accumulations possible. Lows will be around 3 above with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 70%.

Thursday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of lingering snow showers. Yet another blast of Arctic cold will head our way with highs only around 8 above during the day with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Thursday Night should be cloudy and cold with lows -5 below to -10 below zero.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 20 and a low of -12. We had 19.75″ on the ground (sounds familiar…)

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 13.
The record high was 53°F 1981.
The record low was -21°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:49 AM EST
Sunset: 5:23 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 33m
Length of Day: 10h 34m
Tomorrow will be 2m53s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 27d 23h old with 3% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:32 AM EST
Moonset: 4:07 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Chickadees are hands-down my favorite birds. Their affable, gregarious nature seems to invite observation and interaction. On cold mornings, they’re the first to hit the feeders to keep their little bodies going in the sub-zero chill.

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