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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

gnawed-beech

A beech tree soon to be felled by a beaver up off Delfrate Road

Rabbit-rabbit!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 12 degrees under clear skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 65%, dewpoint 2, barometric pressure 40.18” and rising rapidly. We picked up a dusting of snow overnight. Yesterday’s high was 52, and the overnight low was 10.

A Winter Weather Advisory us in effect for our region from 1:00am Wednesday
to 1:00 am EST Thursday.

Forecast:

A ridge of high pressure will deliver some sunny skies today before low pressure currently over the Ohio River Valley moves northeast and over our region late tonight and early Wednesday. This storm will bring a mix of snow, sleet, and
freezing rain tonight and Wednesday. A ridge of high pressure will build southeast from Canada on Thursday and remain over the region through this weekend.

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then becoming mostly cloudy skies later in the day ahead of the storm. Highs will be in the mid 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph this morning, becoming light and variable. The aforementioned low will move in overnight bringing snow until midnight, then snow or sleet after midnight. We should see snow and sleet accumulation of 1″ to 3″ in our immediate region overnight with higher amounts north towards the Canadian border and in the St. Lawrence Valley. Lows will be in the lower 20s with northeast winds around 10 mph, becoming southerly and gusting up to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday should be cloudy with snow and freezing rain or sleet in the morning, changing over to light snow in the afternoon as the low moves to our east. We could see total snow/sleet accumulations of 3″ to 5″ with ice accumulations around a trace. Highs will be in the upper 20s with temperature falling to around 20 in the afternoon as cooler air moves in behind the departing low. Winds will be out of the west at 10 to 15 mph, becoming northwesterly at 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy and much colder with lows around -1 below with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

High pressure will build in for Thursday bringing partly sunny skies with highs around 13 and northwest winds around 10 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear and cold with lows around zero.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 30 and a low of -5. We had 19.75″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 34 and lows of 16.
The record high was 59°F in 1954.
The record low was -14°F in 1948.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:28 AM EST
Sunset: 5:40 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 12h 10m
Length of Day: 11h 12m
Tomorrow will be 3m1s longer.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21d 22h old with 54% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:25 AM EST
Moonset: 10:31 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The beaver ponds at the top of Delfrate Road show lots of recent activity. This beech tree seems to be next on the to-do list of one of the resident beavers (I counted 3 lodges…)

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 24mm, ISO 400, f/4.3, 1/640″ exposure.

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3 responses

  1. Steve Eustis

    John – wonderful picture as usual. This looks like Porcupine bark chewing, not beaver. You can actually see the small teeth marks in the photo (the lightest colors).

    March 1, 2016 at 8:40 am

  2. Steve and Cathy Eustis

    Hi John, I attempted to comment on the blog page itself, but don’t see my comment. You are showing an excellent example of porcupine chewing, not beavers! 🙂

    March 1, 2016 at 8:45 am

    • Hi Steve,

      I thought it was porcupine as well given the small incisor size, however, the back side of the tree was unmistakably beaver as the chewing was much deeper. My best guess is a youngish beaver at work here…

      March 1, 2016 at 8:53 am

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