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Thursday, November 3, 2016

lichens-ash

Two different varieties of lichen on the ash in our front yard

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 48 degrees and raining lightly under low overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 47, barometric pressure 29.94” and falling rapidly. We picked up a 0.01” trace of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 65, and the overnight low was 43.

Forecast:

A wave of low pressure will track eastward along a quasi-stationarly frontal zone stretching from central New York into central New England today bringing widespread rainfall to the region today. Total rainfall amounts are expected to be between one half inch and three-quarters of an inch in most areas. A few
mountain snow showers are possible tonight as the frontal system departs into the Canadian Maritimes and north winds bring colder air into the region from Ontario and southwestern Quebec. Drier and cooler weather is expected to return on Friday and seasonable temperatures will continue through the upcoming weekend.

We’ll see rain today with highs around 50 and light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain near is 100%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers. Lows will be in the mid 30s with north winds around 10 mph.

Friday should start out cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain or snow showers in the morning, then become partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs wil be in the upper 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 20s and west winds around 10 mph.

Saturday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers as a short wave low moves through the region. Highs will be in the mid 40s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers. Lows will be in the mid 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 65 and a low of 36.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 51 and lows of 34.
The record high was 75°F in 1950.
The record low was 15°F in 1951.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:32 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:38 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 06m
Length of Day: 10h 05m
Tomorrow will be 2m38s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3.2 days old with 11% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:49 AM EDT
Moonset: 8:34 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

More lichens for ya… I think this is two different lichens—powder-tipped shadow lichen (the darker green), and common greenshield (the lighter). True to the adage that moss grows on the north side of trees, these lichens are on the north side of the Korean mountain ash in our front yard.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/13, 1/80″ exposure.

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