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Thursday, January 26, 2017

iced-elm-buds

A layer of ice on elm buds in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 36 degrees under cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 29.32” and falling. We have 2.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 33, and the overnight low was 33.

Forecast:

We’ll be under the influence of a broad mid-level trough with several embedded shortwave troughs that will bring chances for daily precipitation into early next week. With the colder air filtering in, temperatures will trend cooler, but remain above normal for late January. Scattered snow showers will be likely in the higher terrain with decent accumulations across the mountains, but only minimal snow accumulations are expected in valley locations through Sunday.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a chance of rain showers this morning then snow showers likely mainly this afternoon. We could see snow accumulations of a dusting to 1″. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight should be cloudy with snow or rain showers likely until midnight, then a chance of snow showers after midnight. We could see snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″. Lows will be in the mid 20s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday snow showers are likely mainly in the afternoon with additional snow accumulation of a dusting to 2″ possible. Highs will be around 30 with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Friday night snow showers are likely with additional light snow accumulations possible. Lows will be in the mid 20s with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.

Saturday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the upper 20s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night snow showers are likely with light snow accumulations possible. Lows will be in the lower 20s. Chance of snow is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 44 and a low of 32. We had 5″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 55°F in 1950.
The record low was -25°F in 1994.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:16 AM EST
Sunset: 4:53 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 40m
Length of Day: 9h 37m
Tomorrow will be 2m19s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28 days old with 3% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:03 AM EST
Moonset: 3:51 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The icing conditions of the other day created a decent layer of ice on twigs and branches. These elm buds in our front field had a pretty good coating.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/320″ exposure.

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