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Monday, November 28, 2016

cattail-grafton

A burst cattail at the edge of a beaver pond

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 30 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 83%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 30.17” and rising slowly. We picked up a dusting of crusty snow overnight. Snow at the stake in the front yard is down to bare ground, but we still have a patchy couple of inches in our front field. Yesterday’s high was 36, and the overnight low was 30.

Forecast:

A ridge of high pressure will build into the region today bringing dry weather and increasing amounts of sunshine. The dry weather will be short lived, however, as a large trough of low pressure will move toward the region later tonight into Tuesday. Clouds will be on the increase tonight and precipitation will become widespread across the region during the early and mid morning hours on Tuesday. There may be a brief period of mixed precipitation at the onset, especially east of the Greens, but should change to all rain region wide as a warm front lifts through the region ahead of the low. Unsettled weather will be the rule through the rest of the week as another low moves through Wednesday bringing more rain. Temperatures should be seasonalbly mild through the period.

We’ll see cloudy skies this morning, followed by partial clearing. Highs will be around 36F with light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy this and become cloudy after midnight with areas of freezing rain possible late especially east of the Greens. Lows will be around 28F with winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday areas of freezing rain are possible early especially east of the Greens, transitioning to all rain by mid morning. Highs will be around 45F with winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 90% with rainfall around 1/4″. Tuesday night should bring a slight chance of a rain showers. It will be mild for this time of year with lows around 41F and winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday, morning showers early should becoming a steady rain later in the day. Highs will be around 49F with wzinds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90% with rainfall near 1/4″. Wednesday night should bring occasional light rain. Lows will be around 42F with winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 27. We picked up 0.29″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 40°F and lows of 27°F.
The record high was 68°F in 1990.
The record low was 1°F in 1936.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:04 AM EST
Sunset: 4:15 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 15m
Length of Day: 9h 10m
Tomorrow will be 1m36s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28.5 days old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:55 AM EST
Moonset: 4:13 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The cattails around the beaver pond at my family’s place in Grafton were in various states of intactness. I like the way this one was furry blur dusted with a bit of graupel like some sort of carnival confection.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/4, 1/1300″ exposure.

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6 responses

  1. Gill

    Oh, and thanks for the word of the day!

    November 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    • “intactness”?

      November 29, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      • Gillian

        graupel

        November 30, 2016 at 1:39 pm

  2. Ah, I’ve used that word many times before! Graupel is rimed snowflakes.

    November 30, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    • Gillian

      Guess I don’t always get to the description…it was new to me,and I see you’ve reinforced it a lot this week!

      December 2, 2016 at 8:50 am

      • Repetition makes for solid learning…

        December 2, 2016 at 8:55 am

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