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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

taft-rd-beech

A stately beech along Taft Road

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 22 degrees and sleeting under overcasts skies. Winds are out of the south at 4-6 mph. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint 17, barometric pressure 30.26” and falling rapidly. We’ve picked up 2.25” of snow and sleet overnight. Yesterday’s daytime high was 18, and the overnight low was 18.

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 7 PM EST this
evening.

Forecast:

We’re getting our first taste of winter weather this season, and it’s a bit of a messy one. Low pressure will be tracking across lower Michigan and Lake Huron today and into southern Ontario by this evening. Any snowfall will turn to sleet by midmorning with freezing drizzle likely this afternoon to top it all off. We can expect total sleet accumulations of 3″ to 5″ and a trace of ice accumulation. Highs today will top out around 30 with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation near is 100%. Tonight should be cloudy with lingering freezing drizzle and snow likely until midnight, then a chance of freezing drizzle after midnight. Expect little or no additional snow accumulation and maybe a trace of ice accumulation. Lows will be in the upper 20s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday should be cloudy with a chance of freezing drizzle in the morning, then a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Wednesday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow or rain as a weak trough slides through. Lows will be in the lower 30s with south winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking cloudy with highs in the mid 30s and west winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers as a trough passes to our north. Lows in the mid 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 32 and a low of 16. We picked up a trace of new snow and had 3.5″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 13.
The record high was 58°F in 1984.
The record low was -29°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:20 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 59m
Length of Day: 8h 53m
Tomorrow will be 0m38s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 2h old with 83% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:05 PM EST
Moonset: 9:57 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

This stately beech caught my eye the other day walking along Taft Road. The smooth, elephantine bark and tenacious, gripping roots invite a bit of pondering…

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 11mm, IOS 400, f/4.7, 1/200″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. One of my favorites! A beech with great presence. In Abenaki: wajoimizi, the mountain tree.

    December 29, 2015 at 10:21 am

    • Hi Rich,
      Thanks for Abenaki translation—didn’t know that. When I was a kid growing up in the woods of northeastern Ohio, there were many huge beech trees behind our house. We became friends early on… Happy New Year!

      December 29, 2015 at 1:24 pm

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