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Monday, November 16, 2015

A thick stand of horsetails along Fargo Brook

A thick stand of horsetails along Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently 37 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 30.19” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight low was 34.

Forecast:

High pressure currently building into the region will provide seasonally tranquil
conditions through Tuesday night, before a cold front approaching from the west brings warm and windy conditions Wednesday, followed by rain for Thursday.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs around 40 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows in the lower 20s and light and variable winds.

Tuesday should be sunny with highs in the mid 40s and light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be clear with lows in the lower 20s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking mostly sunny and mild with highs in the upper 40s and south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy and breezy with lows in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 36 and a low of 28. We had 1″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 45 and lows of 31.
The record high was 73°F in 1989.
The record low was 6°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:48 AM EST
Sunset: 4:24 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 38m
Length of Day: 9h 35m
Tomorrow will be 2m15s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4d 18h old with 22% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:50 AM EST
Moonset: 8:54 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

I find horsetails fascinating. These ancient plants have remained basically unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs. As a kid I used to methodically pull their segments apart (okay, so I still do it, it’s very satisfying…) The silicas in the stems makes for a fine pot scrubber as well when you’re out in the bush and forgot your Brillo pad!

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/30s exposure.

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