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Friday, November 18, 2016

mink-2016

A frisky mink visits our pond

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 30 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 30.18”. We picked up a 0.01” trace of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 44, and the overnight low was 30.

Forecast:

A ridge of high pressure currently over the region will deliver dry and above normal temperatures through Saturday. A deep mid-level low and associated cold front will bring rain and terrain driven snow showers Saturday night and Sunday. Precipitation will continue through Monday night with temperatures trending slightly below normal. This colder air will change rain showers to widespread snow showers even in the valleys.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 50s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be clear with lows in the mid 30s and light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph after midnight.

Saturday should be sunny with highs around 60 and southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday night rain is likely. Lows will be in the upper 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Sunday rain or snow are likely with light snow accumulations possible. Highs will be in the upper 30s with west winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Sunday night snow is likely. Additional light snow accumulation is possible. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of snow 70 percent. We could see a dusting to 2″ in valley locations with as much as 6″-8″ or higher in the mountains. Stay tuned!

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 53 and a low of 22.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 45 and lows of 31.
The record high was 70°F in 1892.
The record low was 9°F in 1924.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:52 AM EST
Sunset: 4:21 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 32m
Length of Day: 9h 29m
Tomorrow will be 2m8s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 19 days old with 80% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:49 PM EST
Moonset: 10:49 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Yesterday morning we were visited by a very active mink making the rounds (literally) of our pond. He/she was there for quite a while and managed to snag at least one of the koi we’ve got in the pond. Yum!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 2000, f/5.6, 1/400″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. Such an awesome shot to get a photo of a mink. I know how fast they can run!

    November 19, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    • Thanks! He/she is still hanging out on a daily basis at our pond. Gunna hafta name it!

      November 20, 2016 at 10:18 am

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