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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

fox-tracks

A nice set of red fox tracks in Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 35 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-6 mph. Relative humidity is 75%, dewpoint 27, barometric pressure 29.96 and rising slowly. We picked up 0.75” of heavy sleety snow overnight and have 1.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 34.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 1:00PM EST this afternoon.

Forecast:

The low that delivered last night’s precipitation is moving to the east this morning while another low south of Long Island early this morning will move slowly eastward south of New England today keeping us cloudy with some lingering precipitation possible. High pressure will build in Thursday and dominate the weather for the upcoming weekend. Temperatures will remain well above seasonal averages for the period.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 50% chance of snow or rain. Highs will be in the mid 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow or rain mainly until midnight. Temperatures will remain near steady in the lower 30s with south winds around 10 mph.

Thursday should be cloudy with a slight chance of freezing drizzle in the morning. Highs will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds. Thursday night should be cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and light and variable winds.

Friday should be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 30s and light and variable winds. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 25 and a low of 9. We picked up 3″ of new snow and had 3.5″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 53°F in 1996.
The record low was -24°F in 1974.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:22 AM EST
Sunset: 4:42 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 24m
Length of Day: 9h 20m
Tomorrow will be 1m59s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20.7 days old with 65% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:39 PM EST
Moonset: 10:46 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Fresh snow (remember that?) offers a great opportunity to see who’s been doing what outside. Streams like Fargo Brook are natural corridors for animal travel, and I’ll often find quite a few tracks of different species nearby. This set of red fox tracks was just about perfect. The fox seemed to be walking carefully placing its hind paws directly in its front prints (called direct registering) as it traveled along the ice upstream. A pair of squirrel prints are at the lower right of the image.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/160″ exposure.

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3 responses

  1. Gill

    So ,with luck, I am going to get an online course in tracks this winter. So glad scat isn’t appealing to your camera!

    January 18, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    • Hah! Haven’t come across any recently! I was just out this morning looking for tracks in the fresh snow. I’d highly recommend “Mammal Tracks & Sign: A Guide to North American Species” by Mark Elbroch. Great book!

      January 18, 2017 at 5:17 pm

  2. Gillian

    Learning about incidentally is far more likely to happen. But if I ever get truly interested I know where to go!

    January 19, 2017 at 12:46 pm

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