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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

evening-grosbeak

An evening grosbeak in the birch above our feeder

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10M it’s currently 54 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 76%, dewpoint 47, barometric pressure 30.15”. Yesterday’s high was 55, and the overnight low was 53.

Forecast:

A frontal boundry zone will establish itself today from the eastern Great Lakes
east-northeastward across northern New York and northern New England. The boundary will initially bring mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures to the region today through the first half of tonight. A developing wave of low pressure along the front will eventually make its way across central New York later tonight, and across central New England during the day Thursday bringing rain to northern New York tonight, and overspreading Vermont around daybreak on Thursday. Periods of rain will continue throughout Thursday, with total rainfall amounts expected between one half inch and three-quarters of an inch in most areas.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with highs in the upper 50s and southwest winds around 10 mph this morning, becoming light and variable. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 40s with light and variable winds.

Thursday will bring rain. Highs will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is near 100%. Rain will continue into Thursday night with lows in the lower 30s and north winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Might see some wet snow above 1500′ as well. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday should be partly sunny as high pressure builds in behind the departing low. Highs will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 30.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 56 and a low of 35. We picked up 0.07″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 51 and lows of 35.
The record high was 75°F in 1950.
The record low was 15°F in 1951.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:31 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 09m
Length of Day: 10h 08m
Tomorrow will be 2m40s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2.3 days old with 6% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:56 AM EDT
Moonset: 7:51 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

We put our bird feeders back up the other day and the usual suspects are coming back. It took the chickadees about 10 minutes to discover the feeders. A pair of evening grosbeaks showed up yesterday. We used to get great flock of grosbeaks in the winter maybe 15 years ago. In recent years, however, they’ve been quite scarce. I’m not sure why that is, but is was nice to see the pair yesterday. I wonder if they’ll stick around.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 286mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/500″ exposure.

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