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Sunday, March 27, 2016

merlin

A merlin prowls below our bird feeders

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:30AM it’s currently 39 degrees under clear skies. Wind are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 37, barometric pressure 30.33”. Yesterday’s high was  47, and the overnight low was 25.

Forecast:

High pressure will deliver sunny skies and warm temperatures today. Low pressure arriving from the Ohio River valley overnight will bring widespread rain to the region Monday with some possible snow showers Monday night. High pressure builds in again Tuesday into the middle of the week.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the mid 50s and south winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers after midnight as the low approaches. Lows will be in the mid 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Monday should be rainy. Highs will be in the mid 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Monday night rain or snow showers are likely as colder air moves in behind the departing low. Light snow accumulations are possible mostly above 1500′. Lows will be in the upper 20s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

High pressure will build in Tuesday bringing partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 30s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Tuesday night should be clear with lows in the lower 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 36 and a low of 28. We picked up 0.44″ of rain and had 13.75″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 45 and lows of 27.
The record high was 71°F in 1921.
The record low was -1°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:41 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:13 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 30m
Length of Day: 12h 32m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 10h old with 86% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:17 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:54 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Yesterday evening as I was preparing dinner, I noticed a larger-than-usual bird out near the feeders. Sure enough, this merlin was on the prowl trying to catch a smaller bird that was hiding in the rose bush. Grabbing my camera, I hastily got this shot through the kitchen window.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/100″ exposure.

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4 responses

  1. Nancy Grover

    Beautiful photo, John. We admire your bird photography very much.

    On Sunday, March 27, 2016, East Street Weather Blog wrote:

    > johnhadden posted: ” Morning Observation: This morning in Huntington at > 8:30AM it’s currently 39 degrees under clear skies. Wind are calm. Relative > humidity is 91%, dewpoint 37, barometric pressure 30.33”. Yesterday’s high > was 47, and the overnight low was 25. Forecast: Hig” >

    March 27, 2016 at 11:27 am

  2. Robin

    Nice shot!

    March 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm

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