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Sunday, October 23, 2016

beech-leaves

Beech leaves show their colors

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 37 degrees and sleeting/raining a bit under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 10-15 mph. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 29.52 and rising slowly. We picked up 1.11” of rain in the past 24hrs and 1.5” of sodden snow overnight. Yesterday’s high was 47, and the overnight low was 33.

Forecast:

The strong low pressure system that brought the rain, snow, and gusty winds to the region will slide to the north, bringing an end to rain and snow showers today. There could be some lingering snow showers over the higher terrain into this afternoon. The low will continue to influence our weather over the next several days, however, with variably cloudy skies, seasonably chilly temperatures, and the chance of snow or rain showers Monday through Wednesday. Another low pressure system will bring rain showers Thursday into Friday.

We’ll see windy conditions today with on and off snow showers this morning, then glimpses of sunshine later this afternoon. Highs will be around 46F with winds W at 20 to 30 mph gusting to over 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tonight should be partly cloudy early and then become cloudy late. Lows will be around 37F with winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Monday should be cloudy with a shower of rain or wet snow possible. Highs will be around 42F with winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Monday night should be cloudy with late-night snow showers. Lows will be around 33F with winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 50% with snow accumulations less than one inch.

Tuesday’s looking variably cloudy with snow/rain showers. Highs will be around 38F with winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tuesday night should bring occasional snow showers. Lows will be near 30F with winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 20%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 25.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 54 and lows of 37.
The record high was 78°F in 1979.
The record low was 20°F in 1961.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:17 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:53 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 35m
Length of Day: 10h 36m
Tomorrow will be 2m52s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 22.6 days old with 44% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:03 AM EDT
Moonset: 2:37 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I love the way beech leaves turn in autumn, first to lime green, then bright yellow, to coppery brown, and finally to ghostly bleached white in the winter. These leaves display three of those four transitions. We’ll have to wait until winter for the ghosts…

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 18mm, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/250″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. The glow of certain beeches in the autumn always stops me in my tracks. Perfect moment John.

    October 23, 2016 at 9:27 am

    • Thanks Rich! I love wandering through beech groves this time of year. Lovely light!

      October 24, 2016 at 10:38 am

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