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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Last evening's conjunction of Venus, Mars, and the crescent moon was spectacular!

Last evening’s conjunction of Venus, Mars, and the crescent moon was spectacular!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently a balmy 13 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 45%, dewpoint -5, barometric pressure 30.39” and falling slowly. We picked up a dusting of snow in the past 24hrs and have 20” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 13, and the overnight low was -10.

Forecast:

A weak upper level trough is pushing into the region this morning allowing temperatures to recover from their overnight lows and bringing cloudy skies with snow developing this afternoon. We should see snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ today. Highs will be in the lower 20s with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 90%. Snow will continue through the night with total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches for our region with higher totals south. Lows will be around 20 with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 90%.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy and quite mild with a chance of lingering snow in the morning, then a slight chance of snow or even maybe freezing drizzle in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds, becoming westerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. The warmth will be short-lived however as another round of cold air will pull in Sunday night. Skies will be mostly cloudy with lows around -4 below and west winds 15 to 20 mph.

Monday should be partly sunny with highs around 2 above and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows around -15 below.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 43 and a low of 31. We picked up 0.21″ of rain and had 17″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 32 and lows of 14.
The record high was 59°F in 1981.
The record low was -19°F in 1950.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:42 AM EST
Sunset: 5:29 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 45m
Length of Day: 10h 46m
Tomorrow will be 2m58s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent2d 13h old with 10% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:05 AM EST
Moonset: 9:09 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

I posted this shot on my Photography Blog yesterday evening and thought I’d repeat it here—I just like it so much and it was such a lovely site to see!

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/4.8, 0.5″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. Ruth and Gary Blodgett

    Wow! What a beautiful photo!

    February 21, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    • Thanks! I hope you had a chance to see it live yesterday evening!

      February 21, 2015 at 2:44 pm

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