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Thursday, February 4, 2016

orange-slime-mold

Bright beads of orange slime mold pop against the moss and back of this fallen branch

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently 40 degrees under overcasts skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 38, barometric pressure 29.88” and rising. We picked up 0.30” of rain in the past 24hrs. What remaining pockets of snow we may have had yesterday are now entirely gone. Yesterday’s high was 57 (at midnight last night), and the overnight low was 40.

A local sugar maker was boiling yesterday, and Burlington set another high temperature record yesterday making it 5 new record highs from December 1st through today… Weird stuff…

Forecast:

Mild temperatures will continue today as a cold front makes its way across the region this afternoon. Behind this front a return to cooler, more seasonal weather is expected by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. The next chance of more widespread precipitation occurs by Saturday night as another cold front and scattered snow showers move in.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a 30% chance of rain showers this morning. Highs will remain more or less steady—in the lower 40s—with west winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Friday should be mostly cloudy in the morning, then become partly sunny. Highs will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 19 and west winds around 10 mph.

Saturday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 30s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers as the aforementioned cold front moves through. Lows will be in the mid 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 30 and a low of 14. We had 17.75″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 28 and lows of 11 (up a degree).
The record high was 52°F in 1991.
The record low was -26°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:07 AM EST
Sunset: 5:05 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 59m
Length of Day: 9h 57m
Tomorrow will be 2m37s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25d 10h old with 19% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:34 AM EST
Moonset: 1:23 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

This fallen tree branch was covered with these tiny slime mold heads—about 0.5mm across—that popped against the green and grey of the branch.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 81mm, ISO 400, f/5.4, 1/100″ exposure.

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