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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

kestel

An American Kestel hunts along Shaker Mountain Road

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently a frosty 10 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 8, barometric pressure 30.33” and rising rapidly. Though it snowed pretty consistently yesterday, we didn’t manage to pick up any accumulation. Yesterday’s high was 27, and the overnight low was 7.

Forecast:

High pressure will continue to bring unseasonably cold but dry weather today into early Wednesday. Low pressure and a leading warm front approaching from the Great Lakes will bring precipitation to the region starting the latter half of Wednesday through the end of the work week. Temperatures will moderate Wednesday and Thursday before a cold front on the backside of the low brings temperatures back into the 30s for the weekend.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the upper 20s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows around 14 and northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Wednesday should start out partly sunny in the morning, then become cloudy with a 20% chance of rain or snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting to 30 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night rain or snow showers likely with little or no snow accumulation. Lows will be in the mid 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday rain or snow showers are likely with little or no additional snow accumulation. Highs will be in the upper 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Thursday night rain or snow showers likely with little or no snow accumulation. Lows will be in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 40 and a low of 21. We picked up 1.30″ of new snow and had 11″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 49 and lows of 31.
The record high was 75°F in 1928.
The record low was 3°F in 1964.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:25 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:24 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 58m
Length of Day: 12h 59m
Tomorrow will be 3m2s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 27d 9h old with 6% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:26 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:22 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I finally managed to get a good shot of an American Kestrel! This guy was hunting in the fields along Shaker Mountain Road yesterday at midday as the snow fell. Usaully these small raptors will fly away before I’ve even gotten my camera out, but this one was more patient with me, allowing me to snap off several shots before flying off.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/1000″ exposure.

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