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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

snow-beech-leaves

Delicate frost crystals above sodden beech leaves

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently 1 degree under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint -2, barometric pressure 30.66” and rising slowly. We have 3” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s daytime high was 3, and the overnight low was -7.

Forecast:

Cold Arctic high pressure remains over the region this morning delivering the coldest temperatures of the season so far. Morning clouds and Lake Champlain-effect snow showers and clouds should taper off to bring us mostly sunny skies today with highs around 16 and light and variable winds. Tonight should be clear with lows around 10 above and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph after midnight.

Colder air aloft will begin to move out of the region Wednesday as a southerly airflow begins to moderate temperatures. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with highs around 30 and south winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows around 17 and south winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 30s and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 20.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 6. We picked up 0.05″ of rain and had 2″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 11.
The record high was 57°F in 1950.
The record low was -17°F in 1996.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:26 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 05m
Length of Day: 8h 59m
Tomorrow will be 1m8s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25d 1h old with 21% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:56 AM EST
Moonset: 1:22 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Despite yesterday’s chilly temperatures (a high of 3 here…) there’s still quite a bit of open water and wet spots up along the trails of the Camel’s Hump Ski Center. Where snow meets water, delicate ice crystals form at the leading edge of the snow and create little tufts of snow-ice on the sodden beech leaves.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 125mm, ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/320″ exposure.

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4 responses

  1. Gillian

    Thank goodness someone is out there enjoying this weather. It makes it more tolerable to me if I can see others appreciating it! Especially if they capture a moment and share it.

    January 5, 2016 at 9:31 am

    • Thanks Gill—that’s why you all hired me to take it for the team!

      January 5, 2016 at 10:37 am

  2. Cool! Looks like a glacier

    January 5, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    • Where ice meets water, interesting things happen!

      January 6, 2016 at 3:47 pm

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