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Monday, April 27, 2015

Red maple buds bursting

Red maple buds bursting

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently 40 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 39, barometric pressure 29.67” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.13” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 50, and the overnight low was 40.

Forecast:

The “Omega Block” that has set up to our north and east persists to deliver cool, moist air to our region (for a good discussion of the Omega block, check out the Eye On The Sky’s Facebook page.) We’ll see rain showers today. Highs will only be in the upper 40s with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers, mainly until midnight. Lows will be around 40 with north winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

Tuesday should be mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. Highs will be in the mid 50s with north winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 40 and north winds 10 to 15 mph.

We’ll finally see a break in the pattern on Wednesday as a weak shortwave ridge of high pressure moves though bringing partly sunny skies with highs in the lower 60s and north winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 44 and a low of 34. We picked up 0.38″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 60 and lows of 39.
The record high was 90°F in 1990.
The record low was 22°F in 1972.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:49 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:50 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 04m
Length of Day: 14h 01m
Tomorrow will be 2m45s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8d 15h old with 64% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:43 PM EDT
Moonset: 2:42 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The snowstorm of December 10 did a lot of damage to trees (as the chorus of weekend chainsaw warriors can attest…) and many a branch and crown are lying on the forest floor. But even snapped off from the rest of the tree, many are still budding out like this red maple crown I came across the other day in the woods behind the house.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/16, 1/200″ exposure.

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