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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A nice set of weasel tracks in frosted snow on Fargo Brook

A nice set of weasel tracks in frosted snow on Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 13 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 11, barometric pressure 30.39”. Snowpack is 14.5”. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 13.

Forecast:

High pressure will move east of New England today allowing for milder air to move in ahead of low pressure and an associated warm front. This system will bring periods of light rain to the area this afternoon through Thursday. A mix of rain and snow will occur Thursday night into Friday as a cold front tracks through.

We’ll see sunny skies this morning, then partly sunny skies with rain showers likely this afternoon as the first of two troughs associated with the low pressure system move through. Highs will be in the mid 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight will be cloudy with rain showers mainly until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 30s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Thursday will start out cloudy with rain, mainly in the afternoon, as a second trough moves through. Highs will be in the mid 40s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph in the morning, then becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 90%. Thursday night rain or snow are likely with light snow accumulations possible. Lows in the lower 30s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 90 percent. Total rainfall for this system is on the order of 0.5″ to 0.75″.

Friday should bring some lingering snow showers with additional light snow accumulations possible. Expect a dusting to an inch or so in our immediate area with high amounts in mountain locations north. Highs will be in the mid 30s with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 60%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of lingering snow showers. Lows will be 10 to 15 as cool high pressure builds in for the weekend.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 0. We had 23″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 44 and lows of 26.
The record high was 68°F in 1987.
The record low was 0°F in 1960.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:46 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:10 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 21m
Length of Day: 12h 23m
Tomorrow will be 3m6s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5d 1h old with 31% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:21 AM EDT
Moonset: 12:22 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Fargo Brook is quite the highway for critters at all times of year. With a firm crust and light dusting of snow, however, the comings and goings of a wide range of species can be read quite clearly. This fine set of weasel (short tailed maybe) tracks showed that their maker was moving fast upstream on the frozen surface.

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