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Friday, January 27, 2017

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An ice encrusted tamarack twig in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently a blustery 32 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 6-11 mph. Relative humidity is 72%, dewpoint 24, barometric pressure 29.40” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.06” of rain and 0.75” of snow in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 43, and the overnight low was 31.

Forecast:

A broad mid-to-upper level trough with several embedded shortwaves disturbances will continue to affect the region through this weekend. Aided by a prevailing moist westerly flow from the Great Lakes, periods of snow shower activity will continue, most frequent across the higher terrain of the northern ‘Dacks and northern Greens. Only minimal snow accumulations are expected in valley locations, but several inches may fall in favored upslope flow locations. Temperatures will trend cooler, but will remain somewhat above average for late January.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 30s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tonight snow showers are likely mainly until midnight. We could see total snow accumulations of 3″ to 5″. Lows will be in the mid 20s with west winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.

Saturday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the upper 20s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the lower 20s with southwest winds around 10 mph.

Sunday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the upper 20s with west winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 37 and a low of 13. We picked up 0.01″ of rain and had 2.5″ 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 -29°F in 1994.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:15 AM EST
Sunset: 4:54 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 42m
Length of Day: 9h 39m
Tomorrow will be 2m23s longer.

The Moon is new, 28.9 days old with 0.5% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:47 AM EST
Moonset: 4:50 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The tamarack in our front field had a nice, decorative layer of ice on it the other day after the freezing rain. All that ice is gone now after yesterday’s warming.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/500″ exposure.

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