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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Coltsfoot emerging from beneath dirty leaves along East Street.

Coltsfoot emerging from beneath dirty leaves along East Street.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 31 degrees and falling steadily. It just transitioned from rain to snow about 15 minutes ago. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 29.64” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.27” of rain overnight and already have 0.25” of new snow. We have 9.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was a fabulous 64, and the overnight low was 31.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6:00PM this evening.

Signs of Spring: the above pictured Coltsfoot, and the Woodcock returned to our front field last night —right on schedule!

Forecast:

Low pressure that is currently delivering this morning’s snow will move into the Canadian Maritimes this afternoon. We’ll see snow or rain this morning, then partly sunny skies with a chance of snow this afternoon. We should see snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches in our area with higher amounts to the northeast and over higher elevations above 1000′. Highs will only be in the lower 30s with northwest winds 20 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be around 19 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph, then becoming westerly after midnight.

Sunday should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs will be in the mid 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s and east winds around 10 mph.

Monday’s looking cloudy with a 50% of rain or snow showers as some shortwave energy moves across the region. Highs will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% of snow or rain showers. Lows will be in the mid 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 49 and a low of 21. We had 13.5″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 49 and lows of 30.
The record high was 73°F in 1974.
The record low was 6°F in 1911.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:28 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:22 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 53m
Length of Day: 12h 54m
Tomorrow will be 3m2s longer.

The Moon is the full “Pink” moon (Northeast Native American)
29d 9h old with 100% illumination. (The moon is actually almost fully eclipsed as I write!)
Moonrise: 7:44 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:32 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Coltsfoot is probably the first native wildflower to emerge in the spring. It favors disturbed soils along roads and stream beds. This little group of blooms had just opened up just down East Street from our house. It was the only group of blooms that I saw as I walked all the way into the village yesterday midday.

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