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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

coltsfoot

Our first coltsfoot pushes out from beneath the leaf litter along our driveway

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 34 degrees with rain transitioning over to snow. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.86” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.05” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 44, and the overnight low was 34.

Forecast:

The wobbly stationary front mentioned yesterday will drape down to southern Vermont today as a cold front bringing morning snow showers. Precipitation should end by midday with a lull before the boundary lifts back northward tonight as a warm front bringing wintry precipitation tonight and Thursday, eventually warming to rain showers Thursday night and Friday.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with snow likely this morning, then partly sunny skies with a slight chance of rain or snow showers this afternoon. We could see snow accumulations a dusting to 1″. Highs will be in the mid 30s with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow until midnight, then cloudy with snow likely after midnight. Snow accumulation a dusting to 2 inches. Lows in the mid 20s. North winds around 10 mph until midnight…becoming light and variable. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Thursday should bring snow in the morning, then rain, snow, or sleet likely in the afternoon as warm air moves into the region. We could see total snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″. Highs will be in the upper 30s with east winds around 10 mph, becoming southeasterly and gusting up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Precipitation should transition to all rain Thursday night. It’ll be breezy with lows in the lower 30s and southeast winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Low pressure will lift northeastward from the Great Lakes Friday bringing more rain and milder temperatures with highs in the upper 40s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain showers. Lows will be in the mid 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 23 and a low of 4. We picked up 0.25″ of new snow and had 14.50″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 43 and lows of 25.
The record high was 73°F in 1938.
The record low was 1°F in 1934.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:48 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:08 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 18m
Length of Day: 12h 20m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.

The Moon is the full “Worm” moon (Northeast Native American)
14d 9h old with 100% illumination (with a penumbral eclipse which we can’t see happening right now…)
Moonrise: 7:28 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:56 AM EDT

Other names for this month’s full moon include: “Fish” (Colonial American), “Lenten” (English), “Winds” (Celtic), “Chaste” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Death” (Neo-Pagan Wiccan).

About Today’s Photo:

Coltsfoot is one of the very first blooms to show in spring, and this is one of two of the first that I’ve seen here so far this season. You’ll find them along sunny roadsides and stream banks and other areas with disturbed soils.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 30mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/13, 1/320″ exposure.

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