Sunday, February 7, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 31 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 76%, dewpoint 24, barometric pressure 30.13” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 36, and the overnight low was 31.
A weak ridge of high pressure currently cresting over the region this morning will give way to a low pressure system that will pass well to our north. This will produced some isolated to scattered showers across northern New York and Vermont. To begin the work week expect a pattern that will see off and on light snow through the middle week.
We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 20% chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs will be in the mid 30s with west winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 19 and light and variable winds.
Monday should be mostly cloudy with highs around 30 and light and variable winds. Monday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers as the aforementioned low approaches from the Great Lakes. Lows will be around 20.
Tuesday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be around 30. Tuesday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the lower 20s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 20 and a low of 9. We picked up 3.25″ of new snow and had 21.50″ at that stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 11.
The record high was 49°F in 2005 (we had a high of 45).
The record low was -27°F in 1993.
Sunrise: 7:03 AM EST
Sunset: 5:09 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 06m
Length of Day: 10h 05m
Tomorrow will be 2m42s longer.
The Moon is a waning crescent, 28d 11h old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:06 AM EST
Moonset: 4:24 PM EST
About Today’s Photo:
I posted this photo on my photography blog yesterday. My breakfast yesterday morning was disturbed by the sound of bluejays screaming outside the windows by the feeders. Looking out, I saw them scatter as a fast moving shape slammed one of them to the ground. A sharp-shinned hawk had found its breakfast!
The hawk flew the still struggling jay over to underneath the apple trees near the brook to finish its prey off. I was able to get a few shots from the living room window before it flew off into the woods to finish its meal.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 3200, f/5.6, 1/250″ exposure.