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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bear claw marks on a beech tree up near Bald Hill

Bear claw marks on a beech tree up near Bald Hill

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 2 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 80%, dewpoint -3, barometric pressure 30.14” and steady. We picked up just the barest dusting of snow in the past 24hrs and have 20” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 26, and the overnight low was -4.

Forecast:

Surface high pressure will ridge over the region today through Saturday night bringing dry weather and below normal temperatures. We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs only around 9 above with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy and cold with lows -2 below to -8 below zero with northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Friday should be mostly sunny with highs around 10 above and light and variable winds. Friday night should be partly cloudy and cold with lows -5 below to 1 above zero with southwest winds around 10 mph.

Saturday’s looking partly sunny and milder with highs around 18 and southwest winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be mostly clear and cold with lows around zero.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 19 and a low of -4. We picked up 0.25″ of new snow and had 14″ on the ground,

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 34 and lows of 15.
The record high was 60°F in 1957.
The record low was -19°F in 1970.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:34 AM EST
Sunset: 5:35 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 59m
Length of Day: 11h 01m
Tomorrow will be 3m1s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 7d 13h old with 59% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:27 AM EST
Moonset: 1:34 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Up near Bald Hill yesterday, I friend and I came across several beech trees that showed evidence of bears climbing to munch on succulent beechnuts. This one was a particularly good example.

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2 responses

  1. Marge Nourse

    Very interesting and so informative. Love the photo of the tree.thanks

    February 26, 2015 at 10:24 am

    • Thanks Marge—I’m glad you found it interesting!
      Cheers, John

      February 26, 2015 at 3:35 pm

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