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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

So that's where all the bird seed goes...

So that’s where all the bird seed goes…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 14 degrees under overcast skies. Wind are out of the northwest at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 64%, dewpoint 3, barometric pressure 29.96” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.5” of new snow in the squalls ahead of yesterday’s cold front, and we have 15.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 36, and the overnight low was 14.

Forecast:

We will remain under a strong cyclonic flow today courtesy of an intense storm over the Canadian Maritimes which will produce gusty northwest winds across the region along with a chance of snow showers over the Green Mountains. A ridge of high pressure will build in slowly from the Great Lakes tonight and will remain over us through early Friday bringing unseasonably cold temperatures. We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a 20% chance of snow showers. It’ll be brisk with highs 16 to 22 with northwest winds 20 to 25 mph and gusting up to 35 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be around 6 above with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph.

Thursday should be partly sunny with highs in the lower 20s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear and chilly with lows 7 to 13 above with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

Friday’s looking partly sunny and milder with highs in the mid 30s and south winds around 10 mph.
Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will in the mid 20s.

At this point Saturday’s looking quite mild—in the mid-40s—before another cold front arrives Saturday night.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 38 and a low of -6. We had 24.75″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 41 and lows of 23.
The record high was 76°F in 2012 (we had a high of 77).
The record low was -7°F in 1961.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:59 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:01 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 00m
Length of Day: 12h 02m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 27d 12h old with 5% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:44 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:10 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

deer-feeder-2

And here I was thinking that it was the voracious gaggles of bluejays that were emptying the feeders so quickly. This group of 5 deer visited us yesterday at dusk. They stuck around for a good half-hour sucking down the birdseed.

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2 responses

  1. Marcia Liotard

    Not only do the deer reach up to empty the feeder but I have the type of feeder where the weight of a Jay causes the bar to drop so the bird cannot access the seeds. However, I’ve seen deer stand on their hind legs and grab hold of the bar with their teeth, while pushing it upward to the open position. Then they shake it vigorously so most of the seed comes out. (We used to have that problem in NJ. Here both of the feeders of this type are near the house and our 2 noisy, large German shepherds keep the deer at a distance.)

    March 18, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    • Hi Marcia,
      Sounds like you’ve got some crafty deer!

      March 19, 2015 at 7:55 am

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