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Monday, October 31, 2016

lichen

Cumberland rock shield lichen on our patio wall stones

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 36 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 35, barometric pressure 30.13” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.06” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight low was 36.

Forecast:

High pressure currently across the eastern Great Lakes region early this morning will build eastward across the region this afternoon and tonight. As the high shifts into the Gulf of Maine on Tuesday, a southerly flow will allow for moderating temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday with high temperatures generally in the 50s and glimpses of the sun (remember that?). Our next chance for widespread rainfall arrives late Wednesday night through Thursday as another shot of low pressure moves in.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with highs in the lower 40s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly clear. Lows will be in the upper 20s with east winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with a slight (20%) chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s and south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

A warm front will lift through the region Wednesday in advance of the next rain makeer bringing cloudy skies with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s in valley location with southwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 23.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 52 and lows of 35.
The record high was 69°F in 1946.
The record low was 17°F in 1925.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:28 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:42 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 14m
Length of Day: 10h 13m
Tomorrow will be 2m43s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 18 hours old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:04 AM EDT
Moonset: 6:38 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Lichens are some of the most ancient critters on the planet having been around doing the job of breaking down rocks into soil for aeons. Cumberland rock shield is a common lichen in our region growing on exposed igneous rocks.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 640, f/8, 1/250″ exposure

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3 responses

  1. harryalston

    Got to love lichen…is it immortal, or is that a myth?

    October 31, 2016 at 8:00 am

    • Hi Harry,
      Well, a quick search online reveals that, while lichens might not be immortal, they (and fungi in general) can live an awfully long time—tens of thousands of years perhaps! So, by our puny human standards, that’s pretty immortal!
      Cheers, John

      October 31, 2016 at 10:54 am

      • harryalston

        I guess it is. That’s crazy.
        Thanks, John.

        October 31, 2016 at 1:16 pm

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