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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A particularly red redpole near our feeder

A particularly red redpole near our feeder

Morning Observation:

Brrrrrr! This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently -18 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint -22, barometric pressure 30.26” and falling slowly. We have 21” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s official high was 25 at 12:00AM on 2/23, but it was 6 by sunrise and the temperature slid all day to reach -20 by midnight last night. The overnight low was -20. Yup, chilly…

Forecast:

A weak ridge of high pressure will crest over the region today bringing partly sunny skies. Winds will become southerly which will allow temperatures to climb into the teens today—a welcome relief. Highs will be around 13 with south winds 10 to 15 mph. An area of low pressure will skirt to our north overnight bringing cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers mainly after midnight. Lows will be around 9 above with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 50%.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers mainly in the morning. Highs will be around 19 with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming westerly in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 50%. The low will drag another cold front though Wednesday night bringing partly cloudy skies and more chilly air with lows -6 below to zero on northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny and cold with highs only around 5 above with northwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows around -10 below.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 27 and a low of 16. We had 13.5″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 33 and lows of 15.
The record high was 55°F in 1930.
The record low was -18°F in 1914.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:38 AM EST
Sunset: 5:33 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 53m
Length of Day: 10h 55m
Tomorrow will be 2m58s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5d 12h old with 37% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:57 AM EST
No Moon Set

About Today’s Photo:

This brilliantly colored redpole caught my eye the other day as he (I’m pretty sure it’s a “he”) was hanging around the feeders with a dozen or so of his compatriots. Maybe it’s just me, but it’s looking like the male birds are getting a bit brighter in anticipation of spring. One can hope!

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2 responses

  1. That redpoll seems to wish it was elsewhere… -13 here in Bratt today, although I must admit it may have been a bit colder before I looked at 6:45! Already it’s zoomed up to -10 an hour later. Keep warm, John.

    February 24, 2015 at 7:41 am

    • Yup, it’s a chilly one. Not much relief in sight either as the forecast calls for renewed chill going into the weekend… Gather ye signs of spring whilst ye can!

      February 24, 2015 at 7:44 am

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