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Saturday, May 9, 2015

A pileated woodpecker visits the sumac

A pileated woodpecker visits the sumac

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 71 degrees under party cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is as dry 54%, dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 30.14”. Yesterday’s high was 86, and the overnight low was 54.

Forecast:

A frontal system will approach the north country then stall out northwest of our region today. This will put us into a southerly airflow that will begin to crank up relative humidities through the day as more moisture streams into the region. It will also allow for the development of scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly across far northern New York and northern Vermont this afternoon. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight
should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then partly cloudy with a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.

Sunday should be partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Sunday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms as the cold front finally moves across the region. Lows will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. It will be noticeably cooler, though seasonal, with highs in the upper 60s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Monday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 50s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 63 and a low of 46. We picked up 0.03″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 65 and lows of 43.
The record high was 92°F in 1979.
The record low was 28°F in 1950.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:32 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:05 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 38m
Length of Day: 14h 32m
Tomorrow will be 2m24s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20d 17h old with 71% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:15 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:20 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I was working in my “front office” yesterday morning when I saw this pileated woodpecker drop into the sumac at the edge of our front field. I quickly grabbed my camera hoping he’d still be there, and he stayed long enough for me to snap a couple of frames.

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 320, f/5.6, 1/500″ exposure.

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