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Sunday, January 31, 2016

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A beech tree showing dramatic bear claw marks

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:30AM it’s currently a balmy 40 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 56%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 29.81”. We have 4.75” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 38, and the overnight low was 29.

Forecast:

A series of storm systems will pass to our west across the eastern
Great Lakes through midweek placing our region solidly on the warm side of persistent southerly airflow. Temperatures today will warm into the 40s with a chance of showers this afternoon. We’ll see little change in temperatures overnight with breezy south winds ahead of a weak cold front on Monday. Slightly cooler temperatures arrive on Tuesday before a widespread rain event occurs with gusty winds on Wednesday.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 40% chance of rain showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 40s with south winds around 10 mph. Tonight will be cloudy with a 30% chance of showers mainly after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 30s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph.

Monday should be cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 40s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 30s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow late, changing over to mixed precip and then rain by Wednesday morning. Lows will be in the mid 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 9 and low of -11. We had 17″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 10.
The record high was 56°F in 1988.
The record low was -27°F in 1920.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:11 AM EST
Sunset: 4:59 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 49m
Length of Day: 9h 47m
Tomorrow will be 2m30s longer.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21d 12h old with 56% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 10:48 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

I came across this magnificent example of a bear-clawed beech tree up at Camel’s Hump Nordic yesterday morning. This tree has seen a lot of traffic over the years from black bear climbing to gorge on beechnuts. I didn’t see any fresh scars, but the tree held plenty of nuts up high. Here’s a close-up of the claw marks:

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A beech tree showing dramatic bear claw marks

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2 responses

  1. Gill

    Thanks for being out in the woods and getting this shot, and then doing the closeup too, as that is exactly where my mind went on seeing the overall view.

    January 31, 2016 at 9:53 am

    • Happy to oblige! Robin & I skied up there this morning so I could show it to her.

      January 31, 2016 at 1:20 pm

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