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Thursday, January 19, 2017

mink-path

Mink tracks in fresh snow beside Fargo Brook yesterday

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 33 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.98” and rising. We had off-and-on flurries during much of the day yesterday, but only picked up 0.03” of melted precipitation to show for it. We have 1” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 38, and the overnight low was 33.

Forecast:

Surface high pressure and an a ridge aloft will build into the region today. Any areas of morning drizzle should dissipate through the day, but a developing low level inversion will keep skies cloudy right through Friday and into the weekend along with above normal temperatures.

We’ll see cloudy skies with a slight chance of drizzle along with a chance of freezing drizzle mainly this morning. Highs will be in the mid 30s with west winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly this afternoon. Tonight should b cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and light and variable winds.

Friday should be mostly cloudy in the morning, then become partly sunny. Highs will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 30 and south winds around 10 mph.

Saturday should be cloudy and mild with highs around 40 and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be cloudy with lows in the lower 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 14 and a low of 5. We had 2.75″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 65°F in 1996.
The record low was -24°F in 1976.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:21 AM EST
Sunset: 4:44 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 26m
Length of Day: 9h 22m
Tomorrow will be 2m2s longer.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21.6 days old with 55% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 11:14 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Yesterday’s fresh snowfall (meager as it was…) was an invitation to get outside and do a little tracking. As usual, I headed to Fargo Brook first to see what I could find. I wasn’t disappointed as I came across a set of mink tracks a hundred feet or so downstream from our back yard. I followed the tracks quite a ways downstream “watching” as the mink bounded along the edge of the open water, paused here and there, dove under the ice to hunt, and then pop back up farther downstream to leave more prints. It was fun to see how the critter spent his morning! The photo above shows him bounding quite fast along the ice while the photo below shows the tracks up close with my trusty Swiss Army knife for scale.

mink-tracks

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2 responses

  1. Gillian

    I hadn’t scrolled down fully, so when you said Swiss Army knife for scale and there was a reddish dot in the snow, I wondered about the size of mink in the area!

    January 19, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    • They grow ’em big in these here parts…

      January 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm

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