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Thursday, March 10, 2016

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A pair of bluebirds check out one of the boxes in our front field yesterday afternoon.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:30AM it’s currently 52 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Wind are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 29.93” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.02” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 68 (a definite record!) and the overnight low was 46.

Forecast:

A slow moving cold front will move from north to south across the
area today and will bring cooler temperatures and a widespread rain
to much of the region. Rainfall will be heaviest in southern Vermont where up to one inch could fall. Rain will taper off tonight and may mix with and change to some wet snow before ending with a dusting possible in the mountains. High pressure will return for Friday through the weekend and above normal temperatures continue across the region into next week.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with rain likely mainly this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 90%. Rain should continue into tonight possibly changing over to snow after midnight. Expect little or no snow accumulation. Lows will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday should start out partly sunny with a 50% chance of rain or snow in the morning, then become sunny in the afternoon as high pressure builds in. Highs will be around 40 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be clear with lows in the upper 20s and south winds around 10 mph.

Saturday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the mid 50s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 23. We had 20.5″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 37 and lows of 19.
The record high was 63°F in 2002 (Burlington set a record high yesterday of 70).
The record low was -9°F in 1971.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:12 AM EST
Sunset: 5:52 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 12h 37m
Length of Day: 11h 39m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1d 11h old with 3% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:09 AM EST
Moonset: 8:06 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The bluebirds are back! I was enjoying yesterday’s warmth working in my “front office” (on the front porch) when I heard the distinctive burble of a bluebird. Grabbing my camera and long lens, I didn’t have to wait long before this pair came around to inspect one of the boxes we have in our front field. Hopefully they’ll stick around for the season!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/9, 1/400″ exposure.

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