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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

aspen-leaf

A poplar leaf emerges from the ice

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 41 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-5 mph. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 29.94”. We picked up about 0.5” of sleet yesterday and 0.27” of melted precipitation. Yesterday’s high was  41, and the overnight low was 37.

Forecast:

A warm front lifted through the region overnight, and we’re currently between two shortwave troughs. These will deliver cloudy skies, above average temperatures, and a chance of showers over the next 24 hours.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 20% chance of rain showers this morning. Highs will be in the mid 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 50s and light and variable winds. Low pressure will move our way from the Great Lakes on Wednesday night brining showers and a warm front. Lows will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%.

Thursday showers are likely. Highs will be in the lower 50s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain or snow showers as cold air moves in behind the departing low. Lows will be in the upper 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 36 and a low of 24. We picked up 0.30″ of rain and 2.5″ of new snow. We had 15″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 39 and lows of 21.
The record high was 72°F in 1990.
The record low was -12°F in 1993.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:03 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:58 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 12h 53m
Length of Day: 11h 55m
Tomorrow will be 3m6s longer.

The Moon is in its first quarter, 6d 10h old with 48% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:41 AM EDT
Moonset: 1:45 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Things are waking up in the pond. While trying to get a shot of salamanders wriggling under the ice, I was drawn to this poplar leaf. I like the way that it heats the ice around it to form a hole.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 88mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/250″ exposure.

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