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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

vole-tracks

A meadow vole takes a circuitous route to safety under the boulder by the volleyball court

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 29 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the northwest at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 76%, dewpoint 22, barometric pressure 30.26” and rising rapidly. We picked up the barest dusting of snow overnight, but essentially have 0” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 53, and the overnight low was 26.

Walking between my studio and the house yesterday evening at dusk, it felt so much like late March that I wouldn’t have been surprised to hear a woodcock peening up in the front field.

Forecast:

High pressure will briefly build into the area today bringing partly sunny skies and temperatures ranging through the 30s. A large storm system will bring brief mixed precipitation then widespread rain to the region on Wednesday as breezy and very mild conditions return to the region. A trend toward cooler and drier
weather is expected by late week.

We’ll see cloudy skies with a slight chance of flurries this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then cloudy with a chance of snow or rain after midnight as the low approaches from the Great Lakes. Lows will be in the upper 20s with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday rain, snow, or sleet are likely in the morning changing over to all rain in the afternoon. It will be breezy and much warmer with highs around 50 and south winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. A dry slot should occur in the afternoon shutting down most of the the rain, however, off and on showers should continue into Wednesday night. Lows will be in the mid 30s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny and mild with highs in the lower 40s and west winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 20.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 6 and a low of -6. We picked up 3.5″ of new snow and had 16″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 10.
The record high was 47°F in 1981.
The record low was -25°F in 1962.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:09 AM EST
Sunset: 5:02 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 54m
Length of Day: 9h 52m
Tomorrow will be 2m34s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23d 11h old with 37% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:40 AM EST
Moonset: 11:56 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

An adventuring meadow vole left a rather ambling set of tracks across our front yard Sunday morning. After zig-zagging about it finally found shelter under the big boulder by the volleyball court in our front yard. All that snow is gone this morning…

 

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