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Monday, January 25, 2016

snow-shelf-fungi

Shelves of polypore fungi hold fresh fallen snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently 9 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 7, barometric pressure 30.24” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.50” of new snow overnight and have 5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 23, and the overnight low was 9.

Forecast:

A brief ridge of high pressure is currently building into the region and will deliver dry weather and variable clouds today through tonight. A storm system tracking northwest of region front the Great Lakes will bring a mix of rain and snow on Tuesday and Tuesday night, with some mountain snow showers for Wednesday. Temperatures look to be above normal throughout the week.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs around 30 and light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s ands south winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday should be cloudy with a slight chance sleet in the morning and rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be be around 40 with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tuesday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the upper 20s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

Wednesday snow showers are likely as a cold front moves through in the early morning. We can expect light snow accumulation possible—1″ to 2″. Highs will be around 30 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Wednesday night should partly cloudy with lows around 10.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 30 and a low of -7. We picked up 1″ of new snow and had 9.75″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 55°F in 1938.
The record low was -19°F in 1912.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:17 AM EST
Sunset: 4:51 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 36m
Length of Day: 9h 33m
Tomorrow will be 2m16s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15d 10h old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:50 PM EST
Moonset: 7:55 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

My friend and I—skiing up at Camel’s Hump Nordic—came across this yellow birch sporting shelves of polypore fungi that had acquired caps of fresh fallen snow. Worth a shot!

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 800, f/4.9, 1/800″ exposure.

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