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Monday, March 21, 2016

thin-ice

Receding water leaves a suspended skirt of ice around the trunk of a tree

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 25 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint 22, barometric pressure 29.80” and falling slowly. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 23.

Forecast:

We have quiet weather on tap today and tonight with only a chance for some mountain snow showers as an upper level trough crosses the area. Temperatures will be very near to seasonal norm—generally middle 30s to lower 40s for maximum temperatures and teens with lower 20s overnight. High pressure initially over the area Tuesday morning will give way to a fast moving northern stream shortwave and associated precipitation by Tuesday evening as it tracks along the international border brining what’s looking like a wintery mix.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning, then partly sunny skies later in the day. Highs will be in the mid 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers until midnight. Lows will be around 18 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with a 20% chance of light rain in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with west winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night snow is likely or a chance of light rain. Light snow accumulation possible on the order of 1″-2″ in our region with higher amounts in the norther mountains. Lows will be in the upper 20s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of light rain or light snow. Highs will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow or sleet. Lows will be in the lower 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 40 and low 23. We had 15″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 42 and lows of 24.
The record high was 81°F again in 2012 (we had a high of 80).
The record low was -2°F in 2007 (we had a low of -5).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:52 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:06 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 11m
Length of Day: 12h 13m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12d 9h old with 96% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:31 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:00 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

We took a little stroll along the Warren & Grace Beeken Riverside Preserve in Richmond yesterday afternoon. Cold overnight temperatures had allowed ice to form around trees in the vernal pools in the flood plain, and, as the water receded, the ice was left suspended above the water.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 84mm, ISO 400, f/11, 1/50″ exposure.

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